At KINNECT we use a series of standardised evaluations to gain a better understanding of an employee’s functional capacity for work. KINNECT’s highly trained exercise physiologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists conduct FCEs either onsite or in our clinics across Australia. KINNECT offer both onsite and in clinic FCEs.
Work Based (Onsite) Functional Capacity Evaluation
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.
Clinic Based Functional Capacity Evaluation
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.