A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) involves a series of objective tests and observations to evaluate your physical ability to perform various tasks. The final FCE report can help demonstrate which activities you can safely carry out.
How long does it take?
The FCE test can take several hours or may be performed over two consecutive days. The length of time is dependent on your injury and your job. The tests should not cause injury; if you feel pain, you should report this to the functional capacity evaluator. You can stop any test at any time for any reason. Your safety is a primary concern of the evaluator, who will closely observe you during the FCE and stop the tests if they feel you are at risk of harm.
Once you have completed the tests, you can go home.
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