Functional Capacity Evaluations provide a comprehensive assessment of a worker's functional and physical abilities as they relate to work performance (e.g. a storeman's ability to lift boxes).
They are usually undertaken to address:
- injury management,
- return to work,
- redeployment or
- medicolegal issues.
The assessment aims to define the worker's capacity to do specific work as well as identifying physical limitations and work restrictions. Recommendations can be provided to manage the restrictions or limitations.