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The ErgoScience FCE is a research-developed and fully validated measurement tool available to accurately and objectively measure an individual’s physical capabilities.
Using standardised tasks, verbal instructions and a proprietary scoring system with proven reliability and validity, the ErgoScience FCE can defensibly predict the ability to meet the demands of an 8-hour/40 hour week. With a proven track record of defensibility in court, the ErgoScience FCE supports rapid and effective return to work, case resolution, vocational assessment and disability determination.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a comprehensive battery of performance-based tests that is used commonly to determine ability for work, activities of daily living or leisure activities. An FCE is a detailed examination and evaluation that objectively measures the evaluee’s current level of function. Measurements of function from an FCE are used to make return-to-work (activity) decisions, disability determinations or to design rehabilitation plans. An FCE measures the ability of an individual to perform functional or work-related tasks and predicts the potential to sustain these tasks over a defined time frame. This supports tertiary prevention by preventing needless disability or activity restrictions.*
*GUIDELINES: OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PHYSICAL THERAPY: EVALUATING FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY BOD 10-08-01-01 [Retitled: Occupational Health Guidelines: Evaluating Functional Capacity, Amended BOD G11-01-07-11;BOD 03-01-16-54; BOD 03-00-25-60; BOD 11-97-16-53]
The ErgoScience FCE is the only research-developed and fully validated measurement tool available to accurately and objectively measure an individual’s physical capabilities. Our patented scoring system takes clinical guesswork out of determining an overall level of work, projecting performance for an 8-hour day and determining sincerity-of-effort. ErgoScience FCEs can only be performed by health professionals who have completed a training course consisting of 24 hours of instruction, and have demonstrated their competency by passing a series of examinations.
ErgoScience has one of the largest clinic networks in the industry, comprised of over 850 clinics, located both domestically in the U.S. and internationally. Interested in purchasing a license to perform the ErgoScience FCE? Currently, ErgoScience offers two systems, depending up whether you want to focus exclusively on FCE or if you want to engage in job analysis and post-offer screening as well.