Functional capacity assessments

Functional capacity assessments help analyse a person’s ability to perform their role.

The results allow organisations, insurers and specialists to understand a worker’s current capacity for work, suitability for pre-injury roles, and provide general recommendations for their ongoing management.

How can Interact help?

Our team of experienced allied health professionals conduct specific testing based on the worker’s injury or condition.

They test strength, flexibility, posture, movements and physical activities.

A report will then outline a worker’s current functional abilities and help set and achieve goals matched to their function.

Some of the tests we conduct are

  • Manual muscle strength testing / myotome testing
  • Reflex testing
  • Range of motion
  • GAIT test
  • GRIP test
  • STEP test
  • Functional ability testing (such as sitting tolerance and walking)
  • Dynamic assessments
  • Manual handling

Ideal outcomes of a functional capacity assessment include

  • A concise report of the worker’s current capacity
  • A clear indication of whether the worker is capable of safely engaging in a specific role or if there’s a better-suited alternative
  • Ongoing recommendations for the worker’s management (e.g. workplace ergonomics or potential treatments)

Interact is your NSW workplace rehabilitation provider