Under Healthpointe’s Occupational Medicine Services, the Functional Capacity Examinations (FCE) was established to benefit employers, employees and case managers alike. The FCE is a computerized examination that is conducted by Dr. Ricardo Castro. The FCE evaluates and measures functional capacities to determine if patients are capable of performing job demands, or require restrictions for their tasks.
With the utilization of advanced equipment and precise documentation, Healthpointe’s team of physicians are able to successfully calculate and measure patients’ functional abilities, as well as strength, range of motion, lifting capacity, posture tolerance, and more. Dr. Castro and his team will be able to identify patients who are unable to return to their regular work duties, thereby getting them on the path to vocational rehabilitation.
“Injured workers who are in pain will still be able to return to modified duties, and my job is to help patients build confidence as they do so,” says Dr. Rick Castro. “I will be able to release patients back to full work or modified duties, and fulfill the need to create safe and accurate work restrictions. This way, employees and employers are all satisfied.”
Healthpointe’s FCE is a smart option as it helps maximize the employee’s success when the patient returns to work and minimizes the employer’s costs and liability associated with sick days and re-injury.
At Healthpointe, Dr. Castro can facilitate your FCE needs while also focusing on case resolution. Healthpointe’s services are offered during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 9-6. For more information, contact Healthpointe at (888) 719-8448 or visit healthpointe.net.
Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Bernardino county and Riverside county). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including Anaheim, which is conveniently located near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit https://www.healthpointe.net.