Gain a comprehensive understanding of an employees current physical capacity and if a return to work is possible

 

A Functional Capacity Evaluation is an assessment containing a series of tests to determine a worker’s physical ability to meet the functional demands associated with their pre- injury role, thus, assisting them with their recovery and or return to work. These evaluations match the worker’s physical abilities to the critical demands of the job requirements that are needed to be met.

 

Assessment Types  Service Locations  Pricing

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Functional Capacity Evaluation

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Functional Capacity Assessments

Choose from Two Options

WORK BASED

If a work based FCE is performed, the employee will be requested to demonstrate their capacity to perform their usual duties. Based on this capacity, an opinion will be made regarding their safety if they were to return to pre-injury duties. In certain instances, the worker may also be requested to demonstrate their capacity to perform suitable duties available within the workplace. This allows return to work recommendations to be formulated if the employee is deemed unsafe to return to pre-injury duties.

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CLINIC BASED

Clinic based FCEs attempt to replicate an employee’s pre-injury job demands by simulating their duties within our clinic. The employee is requested to demonstrate their capacity to perform certain tasks. The weights, dynamic and postural tolerances tested are based on the employee’s position description or job task analysis. In the event that neither documents are available, KINNECT will attempt to reproduce the functional demands through subjective reports.

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What Does the Assessment Cover?

 

These evaluations cover a wide range of tests including but not limited to:

  • History
  • Current medical concerns
  • Discussion of work demands (review of Job Task Analysis if available)
  • Medical history reviewed and summarised
  • Objective functional testing including lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting, gripping, reaching, bending, walking, standing
  • Job specific tasks simulated during the assessment
  • Outline of current functional abilities demonstrated during the assessment
  • Opinion and recommendations on the workers ability to perform the pre-injury duties as outlined in Job Task Analysis / or as reported if task analysis not available

 

KINNECT uses highly trained and Accredited Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, to conduct Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) either on-site or in our offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Townsville, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald and across Australia.

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Book Online

 

Making a booking can be done online via our website. Simply select the make a booking button below and enter the requested information. During this process you will receive a quote for the assessment as well as making the referral to KINNECT. Following submission of this online form, your referral will be allocated to a KINNECT clinician who will contact you to discuss the background details of the referral, what suitable duties are available at the workplace and understand your objectives of the assessment. During this call, they will also confirm a date and time for the assessment to occur.

The Report

 

Following the assessment occuring, the KINNECT clinican will prepare a comprehensive report summarising the findings of the functional capacity assessment and the recommendations. In this report you can expect to receive detailed information on:

  • Employees injury
  • Employees current symptoms
  • Employees current treatment
  • Summary of medical information previously provided
  • Employees willingness to return to work
  • Employees current physical capacity
  • Employees ability to perform the inherent requirements of their role
  • Recommendations for progression and further treatment/management in order to achieve a sustainable return to work
  • Summary of recommendations for suitable duties and hours

Service Locations

KINNECT has experienced allied health clinicians throughout Australia and is able to assist you with a Functional Capacity Assessment in the below locations:

  • Brisbane, QLD
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Perth, WA
  • Melbourne, VIC
  • Adelaide, SA
  • Gold Coast, QLD
  • Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • Townsville, QLD
  • Cairns, QLD
  • Mackay, QLD
  • Rockhampton, QLD
  • Gladstone, QLD

Pricing

Work Based Functional Capacity Evaluation

$1,050.00 + GST

A series of standardised and non standardised tests conducted at the workplace to gain a better understanding of a workers current functional capacity and their ability to meet the demands of a role, pre or post injury and/or illness. Comprehensive report includes overview of injury history, current medical concerns, medical history reviewed and summarised, summary of capacity to perform functional and job specific tasks, opinion and recommendations on workers ability to perform pre-injury duties, opinion and recommendations with regards to suitable or alternate duties and/or restrictions, opinion and recommendations on a workers future rehabilitation needs

Clinic Based Functional Capacity Evaluation

$840.00 + GST

A series of standardised and non standardised tests conducted at a KINNECT Clinic to gain a better understanding of a workers current functional capacity and their ability to meet the demands of a role, pre or post injury and/or illness. Comprehensive report including overview of injury history, current medical concerns, medical history reviewed and summarised, summary of capacity to perform functional and job specific tasks, opinion and recommendations on workers ability to perform pre-injury duties, opinion and recommendations with regards to suitable or alternate duties and/or restrictions, opinion and recommendations on a workers future rehabilitation needs

FAQ’s

By conducting a functional capacity test on an injured worker, both the company and the worker will be provided with a clear and defined plan with regards to the injured worker’s re-integration back into the workforce. By focusing on the current functional ability of the worker while rehabilitating from an injury, suitable duties can be identified reducing the risk of aggravation or re-injury.

A Functional Capacity Evaluation can be be used in the following situations to determine:

  • The worker’s safety to perform their current role
  • Capacity for full duties before receiving a full medical clearance
  • Current capacity for suitable duties following an injury/illness

An FCE includes:

  • A comprehensive assessment delivered by an experienced allied health professional and injury management specialist
  • A post assessment phone call to discuss the outcomes of the assessment and potential recommendations
  • An objective report documenting an employee’s injury history and capacity to perform their pre-injury duties

FCE’s take approximately 2-3 hours, with the report completed post assessment and submitted to you within 24 hours. Our comprehensive report addresses:

  • Overview of injury history
  • Current medical concerns
  • Discussion of work demands (review of job task analysis if available)
  • Medical history reviewed and summarised
  • Summary of capacity to perform objective functional tasks including lifting, carrying, dynamic and positional tolerances
  • Summary of capacity to perform job specific tasks simulated during the assessment
  • Opinion and recommendations on the employee’s ability to perform pre-injury duties
  • Opinion and recommendations with regards to suitable duties and/or restrictions
  • Opinion and recommendations on an employee’s future rehabilitation needs

KINNECT has a Standing Offer Arrangement (SOA) with all Queensland Government Departments for the provision of Early Intervention Programs.

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