Functional Capacity Evaluation
Witter Workforce Assessment, LLC
is competently trained and highly experienced in providing the Blankenship method of Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), designed to evaluate an individual’s ability to perform work from physical, medical, behavioral and ergonomic perspectives.
To provide an objective, honest, unbiased third-party FCE.
To determine the individual’s true level of functional capability in order to effect critical, informed medical and vocational return to work decision making.
That the patient will provide their best effort within an acceptable level of pain tolerance in order to produce a valid result.
That the FCE method we utilize is supported by research and based on objective findings, not subjective bias. Furthermore, we are prepared to represent and defend our results under court room testimony and deposition.
Objective Validated Data = Reliable Results
A multitude of validity criteria are utilized to assess patient test effort during the FCE. Results are documented in language that is readily understood by the physician, employer, rehabilitation consultant, insurance adjuster and attorney. In most cases, FCE results are available within 48 hours of test completion.
Included in the Standard FCE Test Module
- Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) Physical Demand Classification
- Repetitive Movement Tests
- Static Strength Tests
- Occasional Material Handling (OMH) Tests
- Frequent Material Handling (FMH) Tests
- Non-Material Handling (NMH) Tests
- Hand / Fine Motor Skills Tests
- Musculoskeletal Evaluation
- AMA Impairment Inclinometer / Goniometry*
- Cardiovascular Fitness Profile
- Pain / Activity Profile
- Non-Organic Signs Profile
- Documentation of effort and symptom / disability exaggeration behavior
- Detailed 40+ Validity Profile summary
Computerized is inertial Lift (CIL) Evaluation
The Computerized is inertial Lift (CIL) evaluation monitors and documents maximum safe lifting capability for the Infrequent and Occasional frequencies. The CIL analysis provides the evaluator with an objective measure of lift effort, biomechanical overload, pain inhibition, and symptom / disability exaggeration behavior.