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Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program
35 over five days*
Gain a working knowledge of FCE
Learn how and why an FCE population is different from a “typical” clinical population
Understand the difference between technician, clinician, and evaluator
Learn the uses of an evaluation: disability, quick screen, impairment, pre-rehab, and return to work
* PLEASE NOTE: Contact hours granted for this course are subject to approval from each state or organization.
Anyone can take this course, but knowledge of the occupational/industrial rehabilitation industry is preferred.
CWCE/CFCE prerequisite. This course is a prerequisite for CWCE/CFCE certification, but completion does not guarantee certification. Subsequent fieldwork and report submisission is required. Please see the Certification section for details.
What you’ll learn
The newly redesigned Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program is structured by a “Learn it,” “Practice It,” “Document it” mentality. Throughout the first three days of the course, students work in small groups to follow a case study through the FCE process. With each topic that is taught in this course students are offered time to practice tests and techniques to hone their technical skills. After hands-on practice time, students document their findings, giving them an opportunity to practice writing sections of the report. Students are also provided with samples of each report section as well as a template of a well-structured FCE report. By the end of the third day of the course, students have already performed each aspect of the FCE. The fourth day gives students a chance to perform an entire Functional Capacity Evaluation and documentation on a second case study with guidance from our instructors further establishing evaluation best practice skills.
During this course, students are given the opportunity to practice two hands-on FCEs while also learning documentation techniques to make report writing easier. Students will leave this course with practical knowledge, hands-on experience, documentation practice, as well as tools to help duplicate the process once evaluators are on their own.
Note: You are welcome to audiotape lectures, but please, no videotaping.
35 Contact hours over five days
Registration on the first day is from 8:00-8:30 a.m. Subsequent days begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m., with the exception of the last day, which ends at noon. Each day there is a one-hour lunch at noon and two 15-minute breaks, at around 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Video. A video of the entire FCE process will be available on this website, in the Resources section. It will let you review evaluation tests and techniques at your own pace.
Mentoring. Also, instructors Louise Lynch and Erica Galipeau of Injury and Health Management Solutions Inc. (IHMS) are developing a mentorship program that will support evaluators who want to continue building on their evaluation skills. For details, visit IHMS.
"AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures."
8:30 - 9:00 - Introduction
9:00 - 9:30 - Philosophy
9:30 - 10:00 - Flow Chart and Video of FCE
10:15 - 10:45 - Documentation Guidelines
10:45 - 11:15 - Purpose and Preparation
11:15 - 12:00 - Intake w/ Practicum
1:00 - 3:00 - RPDR
3:15 - 5:00 - RPDR w/ Practicum
End of Day
8:00 - 8:15 - Questions
8:15 - 10:00 - Physical Effort
10:15 - 11:00 - Physical Effort w/ Practicum
11:00 – 12:00 – Dexterity Protocols
1:00 -3:00 - Dexterity – w/ Practicum
3:15 - 5:00 - Mobility - MPS
End of Day
8:00 - 8:15 - Questions
8:15 - 9:00 – Mobility
9:00 – 9:30 – Bench
9:30 -10:00 – Mobility w/ Practicum
10:15 - 11:00 - MET Testing w/ Practicum
11:00 - 12:00 - Lifting w/ Practicum
1:00 - 2:00 – Complete Lift Push, Pull, Carry
2:30 - 3:00 - Work Simulation w/ Practicum
3:15 - 4:00 FCE How to Write a Summary
4:00 - Practicum Preparation
End of Day
8:00 - 5:00 – Practicum
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Jul 23, 2014 - Jul 27, 2014
Sep 17, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014