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Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)


A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) is set of tests, practices and observations that are combined to determine the ability of the evaluated person to function in a variety of circumstances, most often employment, in an objective manner.

Purpose :

An FCE can be used to determine fitness to work following an extended period of off work. 

Objective Assessment & Reporting to assist in Return to Work Planning and further follow up to provide comprehensive Physio treatment Plan for safe Return to Work.

During Most FCEs, Evaluation of Physical Abilities done including but not limited to 


  • Walking, Working while standing

  • Lifting - Floor to waist, waist to shoulder & above shoulder

  • Carrying single hand & bilaterally

  • Pushing and Pulling ( static & dynamic )

  • Performance of elevated/overhead work

  • Working while bending from waist, Crouching/Squatting

  • Climbing ladders/stairs

  • Performing fine motor tasks/ manual tasks

  • Flexibility and reaching

  • Grasping and holding capabilities

  • Balance - static & dynamic

Mandiramoorthy Ramamoorthy PhD PT 

Certified FCE Evaluator 

Anuradha Mayilvaganan PhD PT 

Certified FCE Evaluator 

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