Functional Abilities Evaluations

The Goal of Functional Abilities Evaluations

The goals of an FAE, and its measurable results, can be utilized for such purposes as comparing a client’s pre-injury work status with their current functional tolerances in performing the duties of their job.

Additionally, FAE’s can be utilized to address issues with housekeeping/home maintenance tasks, as well as caregiving responsibilities.

A Cognitive Functional Abilities Evaluation is an objective assessment of work-related executive function (i.e. memory, attention, ability to plan and organize, emotional control, etc.) that uses standardized assessment and observation of functional/work simulation activities in order to determine an individual’s work capacity and to determine strengths and limitations with regard to cognitive functioning in conjunction with the cognitive demands of the individual’s job. 

Our Certified Kinesiologists, Chiropractors and Occupational Therapists are trained using the state of the art objective testing protocols.

WSIB Functional Abilities Form

Download the WSIB Functional Abilities Form.

Download the Guide to Completing the FAF (WSIB Functional Abilities Form).

The WSIB Functional Abilities Form is used to assess an employee’s ability to perform work duties following an injury or illness, facilitating a safe return to work.

It is typically requested by either the employer or the employee and is completed by the employee’s healthcare professional to provide detailed information on functional capabilities and limitations.

While workplaces can create their own forms, the standardized WSIB form ensures consistency and effectiveness in managing the return-to-work process.

RIDM provides Mobile Assessment Units

FAE reports are designed to objectively determine a client’s ability to function. Objective assessment measures include:

  • testing for positional tolerances (sitting, standing and walking);
  • strength tolerances (lifting, carrying and pushing/pulling);
  • dexterity (fingering, handling, feeling), and
  • endurance (aerobic capacity).

RIDM provides mobile assessment units in areas that are not accessible to fixed locations. All protocols are standardized, thus ensuring uniformity in our services.

We offer one, two, or three day functional testing.

Physician Opportunities

Interested in joining our team of independent medical professionals conducting Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) across Canada?

Our network values expertise, integrity, and impartiality, catering to a diverse clientele including employers, insurance companies, and legal professionals.

If you are a healthcare specialist committed to upholding the highest standards in medical assessment and disability management, explore how you can become a vital part of our team, shaping the landscape of healthcare assessments in Canada.

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