As patients and workers heal and progress through their individual rehabilitation programs, you’ll certainly need to track their functional goals and milestones.
A functional capacity evaluation does just that, as therapists use specialized software and testing to prepare an objective report of qualified information. Armed with that accurate information, you’ll be able to plan for their safe return to work following an injury or illness.
The Kinesiophysical Approach
A skilled therapist, who is a certified functional capacity evaluator, can determine an individual’s safe maximum work capacity and sincerity of effort. Evaluations can be matched to specific needs or questions and are offered in one or two day format, job-specific testing or fitness for duty. Functional Capacity Evaluation Components include:
- Physical examination of strength, flexibility and posture
- Evaluation of Material Handling Abilities
- Evaluation of Positional Tolerances
- Hand Function and Coordination Tests
- Repetitive Movement Tests
- Cardiovascular Fitness Assessments
- Consistency of effort testing
- Clear and detailed reports with recommendations
Meet our Staff
James Strandy: PT, CHT, CEA
Jim has practiced as a physical therapist since 1977. He is a certified Hand Therapist, Certified Ergonomist and a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. He is recognized in the community as an expert in the field of functional capacity testing.
Michael Kim: DPT, CHT
Michael has practiced as a physical therapist since 1994. He is a certified Hand Therapist and a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. He also received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006.
Robert Hoctor: OTR/L, ATP, CEES
Bob has practiced as an occupational therapist since 1991. He is a certified functional capacity evaluator with a strong reputation of providing accurate assessment of a workers functional abilities and limitations. Extensive knowledge of the components of work and many hours performing worksite evaluations gives him a distinct advantage in performing job match comparisons of the workers abilities and job requirements.
Segornae Douglas: OTR/L
Segornae is an occupational therapist and certified functional capacity evaluator. She has experience in chronic pain management, manual therapy, acute care and industrial rehabilitation.