The Metriks FCE protocol is based on peer-reviewed published research, including research published in the American Medical Association Guides to Impairment to new research at Sheridan College.
Ability Rating Scales: Lower Extremity Functional Scale and Upper Extremity Functional Scale.
Range of Motion: American Medical Association Guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment.
Mobility and Dexterity: Industrial Standards based on Method Time Measurement.
Hand Strength: Mathiowetz – Grip and Pinch strength: Normative Data for Adults
Push and Pull: Snook and Cirello – The Design of Manual Handling Tasks
Isometric Lifts: NIOSH (National Institute Occupational Safety Health)
Dynamic Lift: PILE (progressive isoinertial lifting evaluation)