Functional Capacity Evaluations

Physical Demand Level (PDL) can be determined during a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
Functional Capacity Test can help you determine if you are ready to go back to work

After a work injury, don't put yourself at risk of hurting yourself again. ATI can help determine if you are physically ready to go back to work. A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a scientifically developed objective process to measure a worker's physical capabilities and tolerances, also known as a worker's physical demand level (PDL).

ATI Physical Therapy's standardized protocols determine the level of participation and activity that is right for the patient following rehabilitation, thus providing the highest probability for return to work without re-injury.

Reliability & Validity

ATI's certified functional evaluators administer FCEs with evaluation tools and methods that are peer-reviewed, validity based and legally defensible in the field of occupational rehabilitation. All testing is performed with standardized protocols that are specific to each case in question. Each FCE will provide information on reliability of physical effort, reliability of pain reports/behaviors and safe levels of functional capacity.

Honesty & Objectivity

ATI Physical Therapy provides testing results that are trustworthy. ATI is an independently owned and operated company with the goal to provide fair, accurate, concise, objective data and information in each specific Workers' Compensation case.


ATI Physical Therapy's certified functional evaluators produce FCEs that are clear, concise, timely and specific to provide case closure for the referral sources and the Workers' Compensation client.


ATI Physical Therapy uses mobile equipment, which allows companies and their employees the convenience of ATI professionals performing on-site evaluations when needed.

Functional Capacity Evaluations are not available at every ATI Physical Therapy clinic.  Please enter your zip code in the box under the photo to find an ATI clinic near your that offers FCEs.


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