Functional Capacity Evaluations and Impairment Ratings.

Columbus, Georgia

6201 Veterans Pkwy
Suite R
Columbus, GA 31909

(706) 225-2525

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm


Fair and Comprehensive FCEs & Impairment Ratings in Columbus.

Serving Columbus, Georgia, and the surrounding region with functional capacity evaluations and impairment ratings.

I specialize in reporting how your medical conditions impact your ability to work and live. Steve Young, PT. FCE evaluator since 2006.


Functional Capacity Eval

For disability and workers’ comp

Impairment Rating

For disability and workers’ comp

Pre-hire Screen

Fit-for-duty examinations


A series of functional tests to measure your ability to work and live.

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a type of medical examination that helps you get answers for your disability or workers’ compensation case. This exam is used to evaluate how an injury or illness affects your ability to work. It will also provide the doctor with enough information to determine if you can return to work and the type of work you can return to do. Physical therapists, whose core competencies include functional evaluation, began to develop functional capacity tests for comparison to the physical demands of jobs and occupations. These functional tests initially examined and evaluated the ability of a worker to perform physical job match conditions as described by the US Department of Labor in Selected Characteristics of Occupations as Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles and The Revised Handbook for Analyzing Jobs. Functional capacity evaluation, combined with diagnoses and prognoses by physical therapists has emerged as a valid and effective tool to support a safe return to work, activities of daily living, or leisure activities after an injury or illness.

Return-to-work and job-placement decisions
Disability evaluation
Determination of how non-work-related illness and injuries impact work performance
Determination of functioning in a non-occupational setting
Intervention and treatment planning
Case management and case closure

Source: American Physical Therapy Association. Occupational Health Physical Therapy: Evaluating Functional Capacity Guidelines