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Functional Capacity Evaluation

A Functional Capacity Evaluation is an integral part of the return to work process. They are performed by our licensed professional staff, with special training and skills specific to the evaluation. The evaluation is a twenty-nine (29) item test performed over two (2) days for five (5) hours each day. All of the equipment utilized is certified and calibrated for both accurate measurements and for the safety of each patient. The purpose of the test is to stress the persons’ physical abilities to the maximum in order to produce accurate documentation regarding work and activities of daily living.

The Functional Capacity Evaluation provides the following:

Objective Testing- not reliant on patient subjective reports
Determines return to work status
Accurate documentation regarding work and activities of daily living
Job modifications, if indicated
Referral to Work Conditioning program if appropriate

The Functional Capacity Evaluation is a cost effective test that answers the right questions. Physical conditions may be present that prevent certain tasks from being performed daily.

When you need help returning to work following a work injury, having a Functional Capacity Evaluation completed may be your answer. At Michigan Therapy Institute, our licensed physical therapists have performed many tests that have returned patients back to work. We can help you too! Tell your doctor that you prefer to have your therapy at Michigan Therapy Institute, a highly reputable, well-known clinician privately owned clinic, where you will receive one-on-one effective and compassionate care, all of the time, unlike a hospital, where you may be treated as a number.

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