pre surgical rehab Queens & Astoria, NY


A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a standardized comprehensive evaluation that collects information on the physical abilities of an individual and determines his/her ability to perform specific work-related tasks.

Physicians, case managers and employers are able to transition injured workers from disability to function by utilizing Functional Capacity Evaluations. Feel free to contact our highly trained physical therapist at Hands-On Physical Therapy.

FCE looks specifically on the following areas:

  • Prolonged sitting and standing
  • Dynamic strength
  • Walking, stairs and stepladder capacities
  • Balance
  • Push, pull and carrying capacities
  • Endurance
  • Coordination
  • Fine motor skills
  • Lifting capacity at various levels

FCEs are indicative for the following cases:

  • Individuals that have been out of work because of an injury and their ability to return to work or not, needs to be determined.
  • Eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits.
  • For medical legal reasons.

Functional Capacity Evaluations are done on a one-on-one basis and lasts between 2 and 6 hours, depending on a patient’s needs. For more information contact us or visit our centers at Astoria, NY.