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Work Conditioning and FCE

A Functional Capacity Evaluation, or FCE, is performed to determine if an individual is capable of returning to work safely and efficiently after an injury or illness.

The FCE process compares the individual’s health status, body functions, and structures to the demands of the job and the work environment. Performed by a WorkSTEPS-licensed physical therapist, a typical FCE consists of a battery of one-on-one standardized physical and cognitive assessments that offer results in performance-based measures and demonstrates predictive value about the individual’s return to work.

FCEs assist employers, physicians, insurance companies, attorneys, case managers and vocational consultants in determining safe, functional levels for an individual to either return to work or to establish functional ability.

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We offer complimentary screens at all Capitol PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Who benefits from a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

  • Someone seeking to return to work after an injury or illness
  • Someone applying for Social Security Disability benefits
  • Someone injured in a catastrophic accident (i.e., automobile accident) for whom an FCE can determine performance skills and abilities related to resuming former employment or a new job
  • Someone seeking vocational rehabilitation services
  • Students receiving transitional services from school to the work setting to determine their skills and the extent of support required to perform in a job

It all begins with an appointment.

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Here’s what some of our patients had to say

Thank you so much! I love you guys and the care I received!

five stars Zoe Capitol PT Patient

I recently had knee replacement surgery.  I decided to do my physical therapy at Capitol Physical Therapy in Verona because it would be convenient.  I am so glad I made that decision.  Nash made me feel comfortable right away. He is very knowledgeable and has a calm, encouraging manner.  I was thrilled with the success…

five stars Mary M. Capitol PT Patient

Julie and Jessica were invaluable in my breast cancer recovery. After a long recovery from a mastectomy, chemo, radiation, and reconstructive surgery with implants, I still suffered from pain in my ribs below my breast and pain in my breast area from radiation. The Breast Center at UW Hospital was incredible during the implant surgery…

five stars Jill L. Capitol PT Patient

From the first time I met Julie and Jessica, it was clear that concern for my total care was their priority. This included both the physical and mental challenges of breast cancer recovery. Upon learning of their focus on all aspects of this targeted program, I knew I was in the right place and on…

five stars Beth S. Capitol PT Patient

After a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction which required muscle to be removed from my back and brought to my chest, I didn’t want anyone touching me.  My chest felt weird, I was in a lot of pain, and I was tired of doctor appointments.  But I also felt very weak and knew I needed…

five stars Becky G. Capitol PT Patient

We rate Capitol Physical Therapy a 10; we are extremely happy! After having received excellent PT in the past, we had no doubt this was the only place we would trust with our son’s recovery. The warm, welcoming environment makes it a comfortable place to receive therapy. This puts him at ease allowing for the…

five stars Mary Y. Capitol PT Patient

After just 4 visits…I feel like a brand new person. Before, I could barely walk for 15 minutes without my back screaming in pain. Now I’m zooming through therapy and going on walks at home.

five stars Christy F. Capitol PT Patient

Wonderful staff, very helpful, competent and professional. They listen to what I say and are working with me to meet my goal.

five stars Barbara E. Capitol PT Patient

Amazing service. They have gone out of their way to call and follow up with me while doing my at-home exercises. Highly recommend.

five stars Josh F. Capitol PT Patient

My husband was skeptical of my choice to use physical therapy to treat my back pain instead of medications. After seeing my results from working with the Capitol Physical Therapy team, my husband is a believer now too.

five stars Tiffany B. Capitol PT Patient

Need an FCE?

Schedule an appointment or call us at (608) 848-6628

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