Functional Capacity Evaluation Patient Information

For Our Patients

What you should know about your evaluation

Your Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is typically a one day assessment which is scheduled from 8:45 am to approximately 5:00 pm, unless otherwise indicated by your legal counsel. It is very important that you arrive on time. Billing commences 15 minutes after the scheduled start time.

Please do not schedule anything the next morning as you may also be requested to attend for a short follow-up the morning after your full day FCE.

Time will be taken early in your testing day to explain the format of your evaluation. Regular breaks will be provided throughout the day. The intention of FCE testing is to work with you to more clearly and accurately document your functional abilities and specific limitations related to your injury.

Important points to remember:

  • Time of Assessment: 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (the assessment must start on time in order to proceed due to the lengthy nature of testing)
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing (bring running shoes, bring shorts if you have a knee/ankle injury, bring adaptive aids you are currently using such as any splints/braces)
  • Please do not change your medication regimen prior to your evaluation
  • No caffeine or cigarettes one hour prior
  • You may wish to have a friend or family member drop you off; however, they will not be able to stay with you for the entire assessment

Location:

Our clinic is centrally located in Vancouver at 1755 West Broadway. Clinic facilities are fully wheelchair accessible, with elevator access to the second floor (Suite 204) from the main entrance.

Parking:

There is a parking lot under our building (Denny’s Bar One). The cost is $12.00 all day.

This is accessed via the lane behind our building. Parking is in any spot on the entry level. Payment is coin or credit card only.

Transit:

Transit access is available via the #99 Broadway B-Line (Express) Bus which stops nearby at Granville street, or via the #9, which stops directly in front of the clinic. Both these buses are accessible from the Commercial Street Sky Train station.