FCE protocols, ergonomics, and much more on video

Whether you’re a Matheson student or graduate, a Matheson FCE equipment owner, or an interested health care practitioner, we invite you to take advantage of our huge library of free videos. Many of them demonstrate exactly how to do particular tests—they’re great post-workshop reminders. If you have ideas for other videos you would like to have us do, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Matheson FCE on YouTube

We’ve put up scores of educational videos on our YouTube channel, as well as created playlists from other YouTube channels that we thought you would enjoy! Visit.

You’ll find these topics on our playlists:

  • FCE equipment protocols 

  • Musculoskeletal system

  • Rehab exercises

  • Forensic rehab

  • ADA

  • Injuries and surgeries

  • PT/OT Techniques

  • Pain

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Stroke rehab


Matheson ergonomics on YouTube

On our channel devoted to ergonomic issues, You’ll find videos from our courses, but also several playlists from other YouTube channels, such as NIOSH, OSHA, and WorkSafeBC. Visit.

Test demonstrations, right here

The videos below show how various tests are performed and administered. Most feature Matheson instructor Christina Howe commenting on the way the client performed the test.
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Interested in the equipment you see? Among the equipment used in the videos are the Matheson Integrated Lift Evaluation System (MILES) and the Matheson Dexterity and Range of Motion Panel System (MPS). These can be found in our products section. Questions? Contact us, and we will gladly assist you.


Protocol 1: Fine Finger Placing and Displacing
Protocol 2: Small Screw Assembly and Disassembly
Protocol 3: Medium Screw Assembly and Disassembly

Fitness testing

Cardio-Respiratory Testing: Step Test

Grip (grip strength and maximum voluntary effort (MVE))

Isometric Grip/Effort Testing: Jamar Dynamometer
Isometric Grip/Effort Testing: Electronic Grip Tools
Rapid Exchange Grip Testing (REG): Jamar Dynamometer
Rapid Exchange Grip Testing (REG): Electronic Grip Tools

Handling/gross grasp

Protocol 4: Peg Place and Displace
Protocol 5: Peg Turn and Place
Protocol 6: Bolt, Washer and Nut Assembly
Protocol 7: Bolt, Washer, Nut and Spring Assembly

Lifting protocol

Isoinertial (occasional lift)
Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation—PILE (frequent lift)

Range of motion

Protocol 8: Waist to Overhead Transfer
Protocol 9: Overhead to Knee Transfer
Protocol 10: Knee to Waist Transfer