A functional capacity evaluation objectively measures an injured person’s ability to safely perform their usual tasks at work and is often conducted in conjunction with a fitness for duties assessment.
During the evaluation, an employee is required to demonstrate their capacity to perform their usual duties so the assessor – often an allied health professional – can form an opinion regarding a safe return to pre-injury duties.
The employee may also need to demonstrate their capacity to perform more suitable duties if it is deemed unsafe for them to return to their pre-injury duties.
The evaluation can also assist with reviewing an individual’s capacity to perform activities of daily living.
Contact us today to learn more about functional capacity evaluations so that your team can experience better health and recovery outcomes.