What equipment do I need to start my FCE test program?

May 07, 2013
Industrial rehab equipment

Have you had requests for functional capacity evaluation tests and wondered what FCE equipment do I need to start an industrial rehab program?

For physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers and other medical providers, the answer to finding equipment for an industrial rehab program is very simple. Before equipment you may need to research FCE Training and certification. This may include becoming a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator. Certification is not required, but it can help you in marketing your services and provide credibility to your potential clients. Once training and certification is complete, consider Functional Capacity Evaluation Software. There are many good systems but choose one that is always updating their software and has many return-to-work testing options.

Now that you have completed these first critical steps, you are probably prepared to invest in functional capacity evaluation equipment and begin marketing your industrial rehab program. Below is a guide to help you get started with the basic equipment needed and eventually add on to your program to complete a full industrial rehab system.

FCE Equipment

  • Lift and Place Rack Station
  • Set of 16 disc weights
  • Tool Kit Weight Box
  • Purdue Pegboard
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • Box and Block
  • Jamar Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer
  • Jamar Hydraulic Pinch Gauge
  • Weight Sled
  • Work Well System II
    • Lift & Place Rack Station
    • Carry-All Weight Box
    • Tool Kit Weight Box
    • Stockroom Crate Weight Box
    • Packing Carton Weight Box
    • Set of 16 Disc Weights
    • Foot Stool
    • Sled Station
    • Protocol manual
  • Purdue Pegboard
  • Stepladder
  • Hear Rate Monitor
  • Box and Block

General functional testing equipment is needed to perform FCE testings and can be found on the open market. Sure you can spend thousands of dollars on specialty made equipment but it does not matter. OccuPro can assist you in your purchase and provide your with valuable resources as you begin your industrial rehabilitation program.

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