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 Acumen Health 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
  • GRIP test
  • STEP test
  • Functional ability testing (such as sitting tolerance and walking)
  • Dynamic assessment
  • 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)

Why choose Acumen Health?

Wherever you need us, we can help

Our teams deliver services Australia-wide so wherever you, your employees or your clients are based, we’ll be there to help.

People first

An evidence-based holistic approach places a person’s health and wellbeing at the centre of everything we do.

Benefit from experience

Our consultants are health professionals with extensive industry experience, so you get the highest quality advice, assessments and reports.

Building partnerships

We work collaboratively and take the time to understand your needs to tailor our services and support to deliver you the best outcomes.

Acumen Health can service your needs right across Australia