Detailed quantification of an employee’s physical abilities
La Vie’s Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE) or Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) give employers objective evaluations of how well an employee can perform the physical/functional requirements of his or her job.
FAEs are often used in employee evaluations before returning to work after an injury or illness. Conducted by medical professionals, our FAE tests specifically quantify the following:
- Muscular endurance
- Overall conditioning
- Sustained activity tolerances
- Repetitive working tolerances
Frequently, employers request FAEs to help them determine whether an employee would benefit from a modification of their job role as he or she recovers from an injury or illness. In other instances, FAEs are used to prove or disprove an employee’s benefit claim.
Decisions about employee fitness require the objective understanding that FAEs can provide about restrictions that adversely affect an employee’s ability to return to work. FAEs also identify and report rehabilitation methods and other actions the employee will need to undertake before they can safely return to their job.
La Vie’s Functional Abilities Evaluation Reports prepare key data for employers
Our assessors conduct FAEs with courtesy and respect, paying particular attention to the employee’s specific injury or illness. Reports identify whether they’re functioning normally or experiencing legitimate physical barriers such as excessive pain or movement restriction.
Reports are clear and concise, and specifically address the concerns and questions of the referring source. Reports also include detailed, objective data including a professional analysis of the employee’s working capabilities and information about any restrictions to their capabilities.