Functional Capacity Evaluations: the pitfalls.

Bronnie Thompson

Sometimes a person's capacities exceed their own sense of what they can safely do. What is the role of the professional in explaining the results of an FCE?

What do you do when a client has a goal 'to establish functional abilities for work', spends a lot of time looking at setting baselines at home, develops a good knowledge of how to maintain consistency, starts to work and sustains abilities in a specific workplace, then completes a functional capacity evaluation that says he can do more than what he's personally identified he can? Andrew is a man who’s been off work with nonspecific low ba...

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Published 13 September, 2009 | Updated 28 January, 2014