Functional Capacity Evaluation Expert Witnesses

Functional capacity evaluation expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on functional capacity evaluation. The functional capacity evaluation expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Disability Evaluation, Life Care Planning, Nursing Homes, Occupational Medicine, and Physical Therapy.

Steve Allison, DPT, CME Functional Capacity Experts, LLC

Bossier City, Louisiana
Physical Therapy, Disability Evaluation - Functional Capacity Evaluation, FCE, job analysis, impairment, disability, functional limitation, activities of daily living, loss of enjoyment of life activities, performance validity, pain behavior, motor vehicle accident, work injury, medical malpractice, fitness-for-duty, nursing home, fall
Dr. Allison is CEO and managing partner of Functional Capacity Experts, LLC and Disability Management Group, LLC. He is a doctor of physical therapy and certified DOT medical examiner. He has 24 years of clinical practice experience specializing in functional capacity evaluations (FCEs) for cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, long term disability, and Social Security disability claims. He has performed more than 5,000 FCEs to more objectively quantify and qualify the severity of an individual's occupational disability, credibility of pain behavior, physical impairments with participation in basic activities of daily living, and loss of enjoyment of life activities. Dr. Allison was the lead author of the Functional Capacity Evaluation Best Practice Guidelines adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association in 2018. He was also an author of the Functional Capacity Evaluation and Disability Determination monograph published by the Academy of Orthopedic Phys...

Daniel J. Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, GCS, OCS, COMT

Southampton, New York
Physical Therapy, Nursing Homes - physical therapy, merit, standards of care, amputation, prosthetics, falls, geriatrics, orthopedics, functional capacity evaluation, nursing homes, PT, rehabilitation
Updated 10/22/23 Summary: -Doctor of Physical Therapy -PhD in Physical Therapy (dual doctoral degrees) -Board-Certified in Geriatrics -Board-Certified in Orthopedics -Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist -Program Chair -National/International presenter -Published scientific journal manuscripts/textbook chapters -Can perform independent physical therapy examinations Beyond being a licensed physical therapist (DPT) and a PhD in Physical Therapy, I am also dual board-certified in Orthopedics and Geriatrics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, which in turn is recognized and promoted by the American Physical Therapy Association. I have over 14 years of experience working with primarily geriatric, orthopedic, and amputee populations in nearly all the primary clinical settings (skilled nursing, sub-acute rehabilitation, acute rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation.) I currently serve as the Chair and an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at Stony Bro...

Kevin Kucko, MAPT, ATC Physical Therapy

Mooresville , North Carolina
Physical Therapy, Occupational Medicine - Physical Therapy, rehabilitation, peripheral neuropathy, TMJ, Work injury, occupational Injury, Functional Capacity Evaluation
I am licensed physical therapists with over 27 years of experience in physical rehabilitation. I have treated patients throughout my career including when serving as Director of Rehabilitation at a Regional Medical Center just north of Charlotte NC. I currently have a private practice, where I continue to treat patients’ full time. My specific areas of expertise are in Work Injuries/Ergonomics, Peripheral Neuropathy, and treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. I have conducted research in these areas and presented throughout the United States at over 200 continuing education seminars for therapists, dentists and physicians. I have extensive experience with Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) and return to work testing. ADVANTAGES: Include a meticulous review of medical records. I see this as the largest area overlooked or inadequately reviewed in preparation for trial and depositions. For Injury and Medical Malpractice cases where physical rehabilitation is in...


Tyler, Texas
Life Care Planning, Physical Therapy - Certified Life Care Planner, CLCP, Life Care Planning, Life Care Plan Analysis, Life Care Plan Review, Physical Therapy, Functional Capacity Evaluation, Cost Estimate, Medical, Long-Term Care, Expert Witness, Plaintiff, Defense, Federal Court, State Court
Bryan Muench is a Certified Life Care Planner with a background in physical therapy. He has worked 20 years in pediatric and adult care, primarily in the arena of home health. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 with a Master’s degree in physical therapy. He was certified as a Pediatric Clinical Specialist in 2012. He has experience as a physical therapist working in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and early childhood intervention in addition to his vast home health experience. In his spare time, he coaches a baseball team based out of Tyler, Texas. He lives in Gladewater, Texas, with his wife Erin, and their eleven children.