Occupational Physiotherapy

Functional Capacity Evaluation

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a series of standardised tests used to assess a workers functional capacity to work.  They can be used as a source of information for:

  • Develop return to work programs
  • Assess the worker’s capacity to return to specific duties or employment
  • Assess the worker’s current physical abilities and limitations
  • Help assess the worker’s ability to return to work or to develop an alternate employment path

Pre Employment Assessments

Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic provides clients with a number of different types of Pre-Employment Assessments including:

  • Physical Objective Assessment
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Specific task analysis and testing
  • Individual company assessment tools and reports

Pre-employment assessments should take into account the specific task involved in a job and the candidate or worker’s physical ability to perform them.

Some examples of the Pre-Employment Assessments tasks include:

  • Medical history
  • Medical examination
  • General fitness
  • Postural tolerances
  • Manual handling
  • Dynamic activities
  • Grip strength

Testing specific tasks against specific work tasks can ensure that employees are able to meet the physical demands of the job that they are applying for.  Employees can then act by providing additional training and/or moving the worker to another area if they don’t meet these requirements of the job.

Any company can contact Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic for quotes and other information regarding performing Pre Employment Assessments.

Workplace Assessments

Northern Beaches Physiotherapy Clinic can provide to employers worksite visits and assessments to ensure that employees are correctly set up for their job tasks.  This could be from a computer desk to performing heavy and repetitive actions.  We will provide a full assessment and report to the employer with the recommendations to ensure that the employee working at the most ergonomically sound workplace possible.

Any employer can contact our clinic for advice, quote and further information.

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