Functional Capacity Evaluation Program

A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a battery of tests used to determine a person's safe ability to return to work and to identify limitations after an injury or illness. Activities include bending, squatting, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, walking and stair climbing. While a FCE can be ordered by an insurance company, we require a physician's referral for you to have an FCE.


What Should You Expect From Your Visit?

Most FCEs can be completed in 2 hours. Some may take up to 4 hours depending on the reason the FCE is being performed.

Physical Therapy at IHP
Institute For Human Performance
1st Fl., 505 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & direction
Phone: 315 464-6543
Fax: 315 464-4753
Hours: Mon. Wed. Fri. - 7am-4:30pm, Tues. Thurs. - 7am-6pm

Preparing for Your Visit

  • If you take medications, please take them as scheduled.
  • Please bring a list of your medications with you to your visit.
  • Bring copies of any medical reports or diagnostic tests to your visit.
  • Dress comfortably (shorts, sweatpants, sneakers) as you will be performing activities involving bending, squatting, lifting and walking.
  • Please arrange for child care.
  • Pay parking lots are available.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am still receiving physical therapy for my injury; can I still receive a FCE?
No, the FCE should be scheduled once you have completed your rehabilitation.

I just had surgery; can I still receive a FCE?
No. You will need clearance from your surgeon before we can schedule the FCE.

I am pregnant; can I still receive a FCE?
No.

Providers

Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT
Matthew L Bowman, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2011, Physical Therapy
  • PT: Ithaca College, 2001, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Ankle Sprain; Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury; Arthritis; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD ); Cystic Fibrosis (CF); Knee Cartilage Tear; more

Clinical Interests

  • Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Orthopedics

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)


Susan J Giegold, PT, DPT
Susan J Giegold, PT, DPT
315 464-8668

Education & Fellowships

  • DPT: SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse, 2007, Physical Therapy
  • BS: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, 1983, Physical Therapy

Diseases/Specialties/Treatments

Concussion; Dizziness and Vertigo; Neck Injuries; Concussion Management, Rehab Service; Functional Capacity Evaluation; Vestibular Rehabilitation

Associations/Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)