functional capacity evaluation

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func·tion·al ca·pac·i·ty e·val·u·a·tion

(FCE) (fungk'shŭn-ăl kă-pas'i-tē ē-val'yū-ā'shŭn)
A comprehensive evaluation to determine a person's physical functional limitations and capabilities.
Synonym(s): Work-Capacity Evaluation.
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However, as the requirement for detailed functional capacity information increased, the functional capacity evaluation process emerged (Genovese & Galper, 2009; Warren, Cupon, & Steinbaugh, 2004).
And now, Vancouver residents can undergo Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) through Burrard Physiotherapy.
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Guide to the evaluation of functional ability; how to request, interpret, and apply functional capacity evaluations.
Lechner will describe functional capacity evaluations that, when used early in the claims process, can ensure the claim doesn't turn into a chronic ease.
These actions may then be replicated for tests in the clinical setting by occupational therapists to assess, for example, the recovery of ability to perform certain elemental manual tasks (ibid.) Some functional capacity evaluations (which tend, moreover, to be proprietary products) have applied PMTS data, and it is often claimed that they thereby achieve much greater validity than other functional assessments.

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