Functional Capacity Evaluations


A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), also commonly referred to as a Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE), is a measure of a client's functional ability to perform personal and/or occupational tasks. This comprehensive evaluation provides objective data regarding an individual's physical abilities and limitations and determines ability to perform work and/or Activities of Daily Living (ADL). It consists of a Range of Motion evaluation in conjunction with valid and reliable test measures designed to assess various functional abilities such as;

  • bending
  • lifting
  • reaching
  • crouching
  • gross and fine dexterity
  • walking
  • pushing/pulling
  • grip and pinch grip strength


The results of the FCE can be used to direct rehabilitation and/or aid in part of a disability determination.

Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre offers FCE's conducted by our trained and certified Functional Capacity Evaluators.