Outpatient Rehabilitation Allentown - CedarPointe Functional Capacity Evaluations
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation - CedarPointe offers Functional Capacity Evaluations for individuals who want to get back to work following a work injury.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is an evaluation that focuses on musculoskeletal strength, endurance, speed, flexibility, mobility and dexterity to determine a patient’s functional ability. This evaluation typically last four hours and allows the evaluator to determine each client’s current and potential functional and vocational status.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation - CedarPointe offers a friendly, convenient setting with the same high quality of care that has given Good Shepherd a national reputation as a leader in rehabilitation.
Type of Functional Capacity Evaluations
A Baseline Functional Capacity Evaluation determines the client’s current functional and work ability. It also is used to determine work tolerances for return to work when a target job is unknown.
A Job-Specific Functional Capacity Evaluation assesses the client’s work tolerances in comparison to the demands of his or her target job.
A Medical-Legal Functional Capacity Evaluation addresses a client’s physical tolerances, loss of ability and rehabilitation potential. This Functional Capacity Evaluation is completed in preparation for determining a client’s loss of earning capacity and future cost of care.
Process for Obtaining a Functional Capacity Evaluation
Obtain a doctor’s prescription for a Functional Capacity Evaluation.
Get payment approval for the evaluation from your workers compensation insurance or an alternate payor. Good Shepherd’s experienced administrative staff is available to help with this process.
Complete all forms you receive in the mail from Good Shepherd Rehabilitation-CedarPointe. Please bring these forms to the evaluation appointment.
Provide a complete copy of your medical history from your doctor, as well as a job description from your employer. Both are required at the time of your evaluation.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation-CedarPointe
1651 North Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 100
Allentown, PA 18104
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