We provide Job Specific and Baseline FCEs. An FCE is a battery of tests designed to evaluate and determine the worker’s functional tolerances, consistency of effort, and reliability of pain for return-to-work decisions. At DPT, we have established high standards for industry by implementing research based tests and measures, which have been published and reviewed for validity. We individualize the assessment to the worker’s needs, and answer questions posed regarding vocational needs. Safety, reliability and practicality are hallmarks of our FCE’s.
At Doctors of Physical Therapy, all FCEs are performed by a doctorate level therapist to ensure the highest validity and reliability of the test. It is vital to note: There is not a national regulatory board that oversees the performance and standards of FCE assessments. As a result, non-health care individuals can attend training courses to gain FCE certification. However, this training may only be limited to a few days of lecture and practice. Reliability and validity of an FCE assessment performed by such an individual should be questioned. Other personnel often don’t have the formal, extensive training in health care or in the medical field, and lack the bio-mechanical knowledge and expertise to evaluate and interpret tests results as it relates to specific medical conditions and disorders.
When ordering an FCE, ask for the credentials of the person performing the FCE!
Doctors of Physical Therapy accepts most major insurance carriers. Call our offices today to verify your insurance before your first visit 1-800-974-4DPT (4378)
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