Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’S) are a collection of tests that are used to identify a person’s current safe work capacity. Patients will be asked to perform a range of physical activities that will include sitting, standing, walking, climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, handling, reaching, squatting, crouching, kneeling, turning, crawling and work simulation.

Commonwealth Hand Therapy FCE’s are a comprehensive, systemic and objective process of assessing a worker’s ability to perform essential job functions.

Results may be used to determine: return to work capabilities, possible job accommodations, the need for further treatment, residual functional capacity, and impairment ratings.

Based on the Matheson System of Biopsychosocial Evaluation.

Residency trained “Thinking Evaluators” combine standardized testing with the expertise of an experienced clinician.

Administer’s functional testing protocols based on the most recent published, peer reviewed and court tested literature.

Report includes a short summary attached to a full-length report for quick and easy review of results.

Results are objective, reliable and always include statements regarding client physical effort and reliability.

Customized to each physician’s referral questions

  • Work restrictions/accommodations
  • Recommendations for further treatment
  • ETC

Full report available in less than 2 business days of test administration.

At Commonwealth Hand Therapy we are committed to leading the way to good health – it is our business.


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