Functional capacity assessments

Acumen Health provide functional capacity assessments to help analyse a person’s performance against functional demands of a role.

What is a functional capacity assessment?

A functional capacity assessment helps to analyse a person’s performance against functional demands of a role. This assists organisations, insurers and specialists to understand an individual’s current capacity for work, suitability for pre-injury roles, and provide general recommendations for their ongoing management.

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 functional capacity assessment tests provided:

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

Functional capacity assessments provide:

  • A concise report of the individual’s current capacity
  • A clear indication of whether the individual is capable of safely engaging in a specific role or if there’s a better alternative

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