When should I use a FCE?

  • To determine if your client/patient can safely perform the essential functions of his or her job or for the purpose of ADLs.


  • Post surgical readiness for physical or occupational therapy.


  • To determine if PT/OT has has improved your patient's ability to perform his/her job.


  • To help substantiate an IME regarding the patient's ability to return-to-work. 


  • To reduce your liability regarding your patient returning to work and re-injury.


  • When employer, rehab nurse, or insurance carrier asks you to fill out a physical capability form, and you are unsure what would be appropriate restrictions.


  • To evaluate if a client is "fit for duty" after a medical leave.


  • To help determine an individual's physical demand levels for the purpose of qualifying for SSD/LTD.

Serving over 30 locations in Eastern and Central Pennsylvania


Mobile FCE Consultants
Corporate Office:

Van Reed Office Center

2208 Quarry Drive

Suite 203

West Lawn, PA 19609


Phone: 610-898-0585


Fax: 610-898-0609

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