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Mission Statement
 
It is our mission to provide the highest quality of care to our patients by highly trained and qualified staff through evidence-based practice, promoting health and wellness; timely recovery following injury, debilitation, or surgical intervention; return to prior level of function and independence in daily activities, work, and recreation, to service the people of our community and industry.
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Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
 

A “Functional Capacity Evaluation” (FCE), is an intensive short-term (usually one-day) evaluation that focuses on major physical tolerance abilities related to musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed and flexibility. This systematic method measures an individual’s ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis.

Why Is An FCE Needed?

The FCE is a significant tool that can be used to make objective and reliable assessments of the individual’s physical abilities. Its precise data format provides information that can be used in various contexts.

  • To aide in the process of case resolution
  • To objectify physician’s recommendations
  • To decrease physician’s liability
  • To determine the individuals ability to safely return to work with or without restrictions.
  • To identify needed job identifications and make recommendations regarding reasonable accommodations.
  • To determine probability that the worker performed consistently
  • To determine if the worker is reliable.
  • To determine if the worker is applying full effort.
  • To identify baseline abilities for possible further vocational rehabilitation.
  • To make further recommendations regarding any other rehabilitation if needed.

Who Is Referred For A Functional Capacity Evaluation?

  • The person that has been injured or has suffered from an illness that has affected his or her ability to perform their regular job safely.
  • An individual who needs quantification of their physical capacities for determination of disability status.
  • Individuals who require quantification of their physical function for medical legal reasons.

When Should An FCE Be Performed?

  • When the physician decided that the patient is at MMI (Maximum Medical Improvement) and there is questions regarding the patient’s ability to return back to work with safety.
  • Following Work Hardening / Work Conditioning.
  • Following rehabilitation
  • Before a return to work with or without restrictions following an injury or illness.

Biomax Rehabilitation / Matheson Philosophy

The staff at Biomax Rehabilitation shares the philosophy with Roy Matheson and Associates, Inc., in that each evaluation must address five hierarchical components:

  • SAFETY
  • RELIABILITY
  • VALIDITY
  • PRACTICALITY
  • UTILITY

The evaluators at Biomax Rehabilitation have been trained and certified using the Matheson System.