Functional Abilities/Capacity Evaluation (FAE/FCE)

Assessment Description

A Functional Abilities/Capacity Evaluation (FAE/FCE) provides information on an individual’s current physical functional level. It is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates abilities relative to the person’s work demands or activities of daily living. Having knowledge of a client’s functional abilities facilitates effective planning for a return to work. The physical demands analysis, job analysis and/or home site assessment information must be provided upon referral if the inquiry is regarding an individual’s ability to perform a specific job or to activities of daily living.

Outcome of the Assessment

The assessment has three components:

  • An interview with the client which reviews and confirms referral and additional background information.
  • Functional abilities testing where a clinician uses an evaluation system (often computerized) and, where applicable, job specific or occupational testing.
  • Interpretation of the test results which will provide recommendations for moving the vocational rehabilitation process forward.

Assessment Length

The client attends for approximately 6 hours.

Assessor Credentials

The FAE/FCE is performed by a Registered Occupational Therapist or Kinesiologist using standardized methods and equipment and/or computerized assessment tools.​

To arrange for an assessment, please call:
1-855-803-4999 ext. 4321

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