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.

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.