Guidelines for functional capacity evaluation of people with medical conditions

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1993 Dec;18(6):682-6. doi: 10.2519/jospt.1993.18.6.682.


Functional capacity evaluation is an important and widely available service provided by rehabilitation professionals, including many physical therapists. In the absence of agreed-upon professional standards, guidelines for practice have been developed. These guidelines provide a basis for the development of standards of practice which the authors believe should be undertaken on an interdisciplinary basis. These guidelines provide a baseline level of care that should be maintained by physical therapists and others who provide functional capacity evaluation services.

MeSH terms

  • Disability Evaluation*
  • Humans
  • Rehabilitation / methods
  • Rehabilitation / standards*