A Funtional Abilities Evalulation (FAE) objectively determines the functional abilities and restrictions (i.e. strength, dexterity, endurance, etc.) of an individual.
By comparing FAE results to job requirements, the evaluation helps to facilitate a safe, timely and sustainable return to work. It can also help insurers to determine the extent to which physical impairments are present and impact their activities of normal living.
FAEs are performed in a clinic-based setting to determine if an individual has a significant functional impairment arising from accident-related injuries that would prevent the person from performing essential pre-accident tasks.
FAE’s can be effectively utilized for:
Post Employment Screening
- New hires are given a baseline assessment geared to the essential tasks of the job.
Return to work post injury
- An Injured client’s actual functional capacity is compared to the Job Demand Analysis to determine whether they are capable of returning to their pre-injury employment.
- Practical job alternatives are proposed based on the client’s general functional abilities, education, training and experience.
Bench Mark for Rehabilitation
- Worker’s abilities are documented before the commencement of rehabilitation and can be monitored closely throughout