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.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all Pappas 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

A few weeks of commitment can mean a future free from pain. What's holding you back?

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I absolutely loved the entire staff! They are all welcoming and caring. They do indeed treat you like family and I couldn’t have asked for a better place. Give Pappas a try, you won’t regret it!

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My second time here for therapy, and I think you guys are great. I would definitely refer you all to anybody. Great, friendly and helpful staff.

five stars Edward C. Pappas Patient

Great staff and experience! Everyone I have worked with thus far has been extremely professional and welcoming! Dan and his team are flexible and accommodating to ensure their patients get the best care!

five stars Jasnoor K. Pappas Patient

This was my first time at Pappas. I have to say it was one of the best doctor/health/clinic experiences I have ever had. I was treated with respect, received a thorough examination and ongoing treatment plan, and was met with a smiling face by every employee.

five stars Pete M. Pappas Patient

Pappas Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.

five stars Megan H. Pappas Patient

My experience was great. The treatment was excellent and it was explained in great detail. My pain and discomfort were eliminated with a diverse exercise program. The whole staff is awesome.

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Schedule an appointment or give us a call at (401) 351-0515.

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