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Back Disc Bulge Treatment Parramatta

Back Disc Bulge Treatment
Back Disc Bulge Treatment

We use a cognitive functional approach to back pain and disc bulge treatment here at Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta.
Low back pain is a very common condition in the population and most likely we will all experience some back pain in our their lives.

What are lower back discs?

The inter vertebral discs separate the vertebrae of the spine.
Discs in theory have a role in absorption and stabilisation as well as allowing movement in the back joints.
Discs are comprised of two parts; annulus fibrosis (outer fibrous layer) and the nucleus pulposis (inner layer)

Terms used to describe disc injury include

Disc bulge
Ruptured disc
Herniated disc
Prolapsed disc

Normal pain free people can have all disc changes on their spinal scans including MRI and CT’s.

Symptoms of disc injury

Some people with disc bulges can complain of:

  • Back pain
  • Radiated pain into the leg
  • Numbness or pins and needles into the leg
  • Weakness in the leg and foot
  • Pain worse with coughing and sneezing
  • Pain worse with bending or sitting for extended periods.

What physical things affect disc injuries

  • Incorrect lifting techniques – Our spines naturally moves with a little bend and in fact with conditioning can become very strong.
  • Poor posture has been widely publicised as a caused of disc injury but there isn’t real research to back up this theory. However, Curitn University are currently researching this at the moment and hopefully the results will clarify this for us.
  • Obesity- This is still a risk factor in having back pain generally and not necessarily a risk for developing disc budges
  • Lack of regular exercise and strength

Self-Care for Disc Bulges

Some things that have been used include:

  • Relative rest in the correct alignment, resting in provocative positions such as sitting can worsen the condition
  • Over-the-counter pain-relieving medication
  • Ice packs or warm packs
  • Upright posture
  • Resting the back by not bending, twisting or lifting heavy weights
  • Warm baths
  • Sleeping on a mattress that is not too soft or too hard
  • Ergonomic furniture, such as chairs with lumbar support
  • Gentle exercises to strengthen and support the lower back
  • Gentle walking program as pain permits

However, there aren’t any real direct link that these interventions have a direct affect on the disc budge in the current research but some do have an effect on reducing pain perception.

Treatment for Disc Bulges

  • Physiotherapy
  • Medication including pain relief and anti-inflammatories
  • Epidural steroid injections into the disc region
  • Manipulative therapies
  • Surgery
  • Alternate therapies such as Trigger point therapy or dry needling

Surgery for Disc Bulges

  • Unless you have a severe nerve compression causing leg numbness, muscle strength loss, loss of reflexes then surgery is usually not recommended
  • There has been recent increase in spinal fusions an all in the private sector
  • Back surgery for back and leg pain only is no more effective than good, high value physiotherapy care.

Physiotherapy

  • Soft Tissue Release: Muscle tension is usually a symptom of the underlying problem and can assist to unwind a tense area
  • Spinal mobilisations or joint mobilisations can have good outcomes to ease symptoms
  • Dry needling or acupuncture can also ease muscle tightness and have positive effects for disc budge related pain
  • Ultrasound, interferential, shockwave, any most machines haven’t been shown to speed up recovery

What do we do

Our clinic uses a cognitive functional approach to back care management of spinal related pain.
We do a full assessment to get a clear understanding of your situation, covering all aspects of what we know causes pain and injury
We will work with you to develop a management program addressing all aspects that are limiting your recovery.

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on admin [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

Physiotherapist in Parramatta
Physiotherapist in Parramatta

Disc Bulges / Disc Herniation Physiotherapy

Disc Bulges / Disc Herniation Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150

What is a disc bulge?

Disc budges refer to a spinal injury, that can occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (midback) or lumbar (lowerback). The disc is a fluid filled sac in between two spinal bones (vertebrae), that has an outer part (annulus fibrosis) and an inner part (nucleus propolsus).

How do disc bulges happen?

When an individual does a lot of repetitive bending (bending at the lower back spine instead of knees and hips), this causes a more pressure being put on the disc. Examples of activities that can cause disc bulges include but not limited to:

  • Bending your back when lifting heavy boxes
  • Doing heavy deadlifts at the gym without properly engaging your lower back
  • Injury at work
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Being in a prolonged siting position when in the car

Does a ‘disc bulge’ mean there is a problem with my back?

Not always. If a patient comes in and they have ‘mild or small disc bulge’, it doesn’t always mean that there is an issue. This is because any given individual can have no pain but also still have finding on an MRI scan. The issue with having a disc bulge is when they bulge, and protrude backwards, and pinch the spinal nerves on the left or ride sides of the back, running out of the intervertebral foraminae. When the nerves are pinched by the produding disc, they cause inflammation and irritation, and therefore the patient will report symptoms such as:

  • Weakness in leg muscles, especially during walking
  • Sharp shooting radiating pain down the leg
  • Pins and needles
  • Burning sensations
  • Numbness
  • More serious symptoms: Inability to control bowl or bladder ** This is considered a medical emergency

What to do if you have a disc bulge?

As soon as you get any signs of lower back pain or radiating symptoms, you should consult a Physiotherapist to get a professional opinion about your symptoms. If there is a disc buldge that causes pinching on the nerve you can expect treatment which may include:

  • Therapy to reduce your pain and inflammation in the area
  • Release tight muscles around your lower back, hips, gluteals that tend to become tight and cause more pain
  • Manual therapy aimed at reducing nerve compression
  • Once your initial symptoms have settled, further treatment will also be needed, which involves core strengthening exercises through exercises, to strengthen all the stabilizing back muscles around the spine. By having the deep muscles contract and stabilise the spine, this reduces the pressure applied to the disc, and therefore will prevent recurrences of this issue.

Physio, Parramatta, Scan, Lower back
Physio, Parramatta, Scan, Lower back

 

Knee Fracture Rehab Physio Parramatta

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150

Conservative PostFracture Rehabilitation

Patient Presentation:

Here we have a 35 year old male who sustained a non displaced distal Femoral condyle fracture. He was managed conservatively with non weight bearing for 6-8 weeks and a splint to limit knee range of motion. Physiotherapy normally starts once the patient has been cleared by the Orthopaedic specialist and the fracture has stabilised.

Initial phase of treatment: Can take 4-6 weeks. Increase knee range of movement
Mid phase of treatment: Can take 6-12 weeks. Start taking full body weight
Later phase of treatment: 12 weeks+ Increased resistance with weights, balance training, return to sports

Knee weakness and swelling 6-8 weeks post fracture
Knee weakness and swelling 6 weeks post fracture

Marked swelling and muscle atrophy noted on left knee.
Initial treatment focused on soft tissue release to reduce muscle tightness, swelling and increasing knee range of movement

Later phase of treatment: Full weight bearing exercises

Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture

Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture

Increased loading:

Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture
Knee Exercises and rehab Post Knee Fracture

Results:

Knee Rehab post fracture
Knee Rehab post fracture
Knee Rehab post fracture
Knee Rehab post fracture

We are only in the early stages of rehab, but after 4-6 weeks of treatment, home exercises, clinic based exercises with weights, muscle bulk in the calf and quadriceps is starting to come back.

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on admin [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

Physiotherapist in Parramatta
Physiotherapist in Parramatta


NDIS Physiotherapy Exercise Program

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: NDIS Physiotherapy Exercise Program

NDIS Physiotherapy Exercise Program: Patient Profile

Here we have one of our regular NDIS patients who visits us at our clinic in Parramatta.

Age: 55 year old male
Diagnosis: Stroke, affecting right upper limb, weakness in upper limb >> lower limb

NDIS Goal:  To increase his lower body strength to allow him to walk 30 minutes / day at the local park with his support workers.

NDIS Exercise Program:

Exercise 1: Sit to Stands from a chair

Aim for 10 repetitions
And if you are up to it, aim for 2 or 3 sets
** Please Note: Speak with your NDIS health professional before commencing these exercises at home
** Always have supervision when exercising

NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta

Exercise 2: Heel raisers

Stand with support from a wall
Raise your heels
Aim for 10 repetitions
And if you are up to it, aim for 2 or 3 sets
** Please Note: Speak with your NDIS health professional before commencing these exercises at home
** Always have supervision when exercising

NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta

Exercise 3: Step up and down

Stand with support from a wall
Step up and down at a comfortable pace
Aim for 10 repetitions
And if you are up to it, aim for 2 or 3 sets
** Please Note: Speak with your NDIS health professional before commencing these exercises at home
** Always have supervision when exercising

NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta
NDIS Physio Treatment Parramatta

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on admin [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

Physiotherapist in Parramatta
Physiotherapist in Parramatta

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NDIS Physio Provider Parramatta

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: NDIS Physio Provider Parramatta
NDIS Physio Home visit
NDIS Physio Home visit: NDIS Physio Provider Parramatta

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian Government initiative to help participants living with a disability access healthcare and other services they require. The NDIS is a funding tool designed for people living with a significant and permanent disability. To determine if you’re eligible for funding please visit the NDIS website www.NDIS.gov.au and view the access requirements. Eligible participants can receive funding from NDIS to pay for the Physiotherapy and other approved services.

How can we help?

Physiotherapists are health professionals skilled in the assessment, diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment of people living with a disability. Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Mobility / Gait training
  • Walking aid selection
    • Walking sticks
    • Crutches
    • Four wheeled walkers
    • Wheelchairs
    • Hoists
  • Rehabilitation

NDIS Physio Provider Parramatta: Treatment options

  • We can provide treatment at our Parramatta clinic
  • Home visits
  • Treatment is dependant on your goals and what you would like to achieve
  • Treatment may include:
    • Exercises to strengthen muscles
    • Stretching to relieve tight muscles and joints
    • Hands on Physiotherapy techniques
      • Soft tissue techniques
      • Manual therapy
      • Spinal pain
      • Joint pain 
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NDIS Physio – Home visits – Boxing session
NDIS Physiotherapy
NDIS Physiotherapy – Exercise Based Treatment
NDIS Clinic Based Exercise Program
NDIS Clinic Based Exercise Program
NDIS Physiotherapy Boxing session
NDIS Physiotherapy Boxing session
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Physio Parramatta NDIS Home visits
NDIS Physiotherapy - Clinic Based treatment for muscle and joint pains
NDIS Physiotherapy – Clinic Based treatment for muscle and joint pains
NDIS Physiotherapy: Scoliosis Management
NDIS Physiotherapy: Scoliosis Management

What services do we offer?

  • Home visits
  • Clinic appointments
  • Mobility and transfer aid selection
  • Home exercise and stretching programs
  • Manual handling training
  • Pain relief

How do I pay for the service?

We see participants who are NDIS managed, Plan managed and Self managed.

How can I book an appointment?

If you’re eligible for NDIS, we encourage you to give us a call on 0479 080 800 or leave a message and we will call you to discuss how we can assist you better. Our clinic is located walking distance from Parramatta and Harris Park stations. We also cater for surrounding suburbs such as Lidcombe, Auburn, Granville, Merrylands, Greystanes, Westmead, Rydalmere and many more.

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on admin [email protected]sioparramatta.com.au for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

Physiotherapist in Parramatta
Physiotherapist in Parramatta

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Physiotherapy to Recover from a Car Accident

 

Experts in CTP Physio Rehab
Experts in CTP Physio Rehab

Car accident are traumatic: completely shocking, overwhelming and unexpected. What’s more, we know that what may feel like a minor injury right after your car accident can lead to long-term pain and serious ongoing problems. You may not even think you’re injured at all, until the shock of the initial car accident wears off after a few days and you start to discover previously unfelt pain.

This is why we cannot stress enough the importance of visiting your GP and Physiotherapist for an assessment as soon as you can after your car accident. No matter how minor the car accident was. 

Whether you’re suffering from whiplash, bruising, a fracture or a twisted ankle, unexplained swelling or inflammation – all of which are amongst the most common symptoms we see after a motor vehicle accident – our team of expert Physiotherapists can assist you with your recovery. It’s advisable not to ignore your injury as ‘minor’ and leave even the smallest of injuries untreated, you could be opening yourself up to long-term damage and a life-time of unexplained aches and pains.

Damage like reduced mobility and flexibility, deeper tissue damage, or even chronic pain. All of which can (mostly) be avoided by visiting a Physiotherapist after your accident. Think of it this way: even if your car seems ok from the outside after a car accident, you will take it to a mechanic to assess any damage to ensure it’s safe to drive. Let us do the same for your body.

Common Conditions Caused by Car Accidents

Some of the most common conditions we treat resulting from a car accident, many of which may not show up immediately, include (but are not limited to):

  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries causing damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons
  • Arm / Leg Pain
  • Back / Neck Pain
  • Bruising / Tenderness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Sprains / Strains

Related to the above conditions, here are some of the most common symptoms you should look out for:

  • Regular headaches or migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Prolonged fatigue
  • Tingling in the upper portion of the body
  • Reduced motion in the neck
  • Continued pain, no matter how minor, in the shoulders, head, or neck.

How Physiotherapy Can Help with Your Car Accident Injury

Car accident Physiotherapy is designed to get your body back on track, with full mobility, strength, flexibility and range of motion. This is part of a much bigger picture though: although you may not need surgery immediately after your ordeal, some car-accident related injuries can eventually lead to the need for surgery.

Physiotherapy is key to helping you avoid this. We start our work with you by establishing exactly what happened and assessing your physical condition from top to toe. We may ask detailed questions about the car accident to assess how the injury happened and where we think it may have impacted on your body (which may be in places you don’t even know about yet); how bad your ‘known’ pain is; and which movements you can and can’t do.We will then customize a treatment plan for your unique situation and injuries. This treatment plan may include things like hands on treatment, ice/heat application and electrical stimulation to manage pain and inflammation at the early stage of recovery. The bulk of car accident pain treatment is usually taken up by manual therapy. This may include (but not be limited to):

  • Mobilizing and massaging joints in gentle, repetitive motions to offer pain relief, restore their mobility, and improve blood circulation;
  • Stretching and therapeutic exercises to help prevent joint stiffness and restore tissue function;
  • Strengthening exercises to prevent muscle weakness in neck, back and postural muscles;
  • Designing an exercise plan which allows a return to work and physical activities in a safe, gradual and effective manner;
  • Exercise, education and lifestyle plans to help prevent any condition progressing to chronic;
  • Ongoing strengthening and conditioning exercise plans to be done at home, combined with massage and other treatment where necessary, for long-term return to pain-free health and activity.

The length of treatment depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your accident and injuries, how often you attend Physiotherapy sessions, and how diligently you do the at-home portion of your treatment plan and rehabilitation exercises. Our goal, however, is to return you to pre-accident condition – or better!

Are you experiencing ongoing pain from a recent car accident?

Contact our team of expert Physiotherapists today.  We work closely with your family GP, and your insurance provider, to help you return back to health.

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you after you have had a car accident, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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Physiotherapist in Parramatta

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Rehab After Car Accident

 

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Rehab After Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the road to recovery can be long and confusing. You may need multiple forms of rehabilitation after car accident to help you recover from your injuries. In times like these, you need guidance from experts who deal with the system on a daily basis. Not only will be provide you with Physiotherapy services, but will connect you to experts in other fields who will assist you in receiving the best possible care.

Why is rehab after a car accident important?

Motor vehicle accidents are traumatic events. They can an also result in serious injuries that take years to recover from – or even a lifetime. Motor vehicle accidents often require multiple hospital or doctor’s appointments. These appointments are necessary in speeding up the recovery process. Physiotherapy can help to reduce the risk of long-term pain and damage, aid in pain reduction and in some cases may even help patients avoid the need to have surgery.

Compulsary Third Party (CTP) also known as green slip insurance covers you for Physiotherapy treatment and other benefits in case of a motor vehicle accident. Motor vehicle accidents can be a major disruption to your life and we offer rehabilitation support through your CTP claim to help you overcome this hurdle. Not only do we provide hands on Physiotherapy treatment, we can also direct you to other professionals who will assist you with other aspects of your rehab journey including medical, specialist reviews, psychological and legal input.

Our team of experienced Physiotherapists will assist you to return to your pre-accident level of health and quality of life. We deliver a holistic and patient focused treatment model ensuring we are meeting your goals. Whether it is linking you to treatment services, supporting return to work, helping your home life, or just someone to guide your recovery, we are here to help you.

How we can assist you:

  • Collaboration with professionals to help design and implement activities to promote early return to work when medically able
  • Supporting and motivating the injured individual to become active
  • Early health education as a motivating tool for injured person
  • Communicating with health professionals and employers

What you should do after a motor vehicle accident:

Experts in CTP Physio Rehab
Experts in CTP Physio Rehab
  • Visit your doctor as soon as possible after your motor vehicle accident
  • Contact your CTP insurance provider within 28 days
  • Fill our paper work provided by your CTP insurer
  • Receive claim number from your CTP insurance provider
  • Provide claim number to your Physiotherapist

Spinal Rehabilitation

Spinal injuries can result in ongoing and long term pain and disability. Rehabilitation normally includes Physiotherapy, therapy and support in returning to work and study roles.

Herniated Disk Rehabilitation

A herniated disk may mean that you need to take time off work to recover. With a back injury there is also a chance you could need medication, Physiotherapy for spinal symptoms or even surgery in worst case scenarios.

Damaged Pelvis Rehabilitation

Damage to your pelvis as a result of a motor vehicle accident can result in difficulty walking or impairment to your range of movement. In cases like these you may need extensive Physiotherapy or surgery to heal.

Torn or Ruptured ACL Rehabilitation

Depending on the severity of the injury a torn or ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) can be treated either surgically or non-surgically. Once you have been assessed by your GP, you may need to get further scans done to determine the extent of damage. Once your injuries have been stabilised, Physiotherapy rehabilitation for your knee injury can start.

Dislocation Rehabilitation

If you’ve dislocated a bone, treatment begins with putting the bone back into its socket. Once this is complete your doctor may recommend a sling. From there, Physiotherapy rehabilitation can involve specific exercises and, later on, even weight training to build strength back into the affected limb.

Common Symptoms treated by Physiotherapy:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain and Headaches
  • Muscle strain and reduced range of motion
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Chest pain

Do I have to pay for treatment?

If you have a claim number, we will bill the insurer directly for Physiotherapy services and there will no out of pocket expense.

  1. Valid claim number from your insurance company required
  2. Approval letter or email for Physiotherapy from the insurance company
  3. Contact Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta. We will assist you with pain management and get you back on track as soon as possible.

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you after you have had a car accident, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.


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Experts in Motor Vehicle Accident Rehab

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150 – Experts in Motor Vehicle Accident Rehab.

CTP Rehabilitation Services

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) also known as green slip insurance covers you for Physiotherapy treatment and other benefits in case of a motor vehicle accident. Motor vehicle accidents can be a major disruption to your life and we offer rehabilitation support through your CTP claim to help you overcome this hurdle. Not only do we provide hands on Physiotherapy treatment, we can also direct you to other professionals who will assist you with other aspects of your rehab journey including medical, specialist reviews, psychological and legal input.

Our team of experienced Physiotherapists will assist you to return to your pre-accident level of health and quality of life. We deliver a holistic and patient focused treatment model ensuring we are meeting your goals. Whether it is linking you to treatment services, supporting return to work, helping your home life, or just someone to guide your recovery, we are here to help you.

How we can assist you:

  • Collaboration with professionals to help design and implement activities to promote early return to work when medically able
  • Supporting and motivating the injured individual to become active
  • Early health education as a motivating tool for injured person
  • Communicating with health professionals and employers

What you should do after a motor vehicle accident:

  • Visit your doctor as soon as possible after your motor vehicle accident
  • Contact your CTP insurance provider within 28 days
  • Fill our paper work provided by your CTP insurer
  • Receive claim number from your CTP insurance provider
  • Provide claim number to your Physiotherapist

Experts in CTP Physio Rehab
Experts in CTP Physio Rehab

Common Symptoms treated by Physiotherapy:

  • Whiplash
  • Neck pain and Headaches
  • Muscle strain and reduced range of motion
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Chest pain

Do I have to pay for treatment?

If you have a claim number, we will bill the insurer directly for Physiotherapy services and there will no out of pocket expense.

  1. Valid claim number from your insurance company required
  2. Approval letter or email for Physiotherapy from the insurance company
  3. Contact Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta. We will assist you with pain management and get you back on track as soon as possible.

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you after you have had a car accident, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specializing in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

Physiotherapist in Parramatta
Physiotherapist in Parramatta


Pre-Employment Assessment Parramatta

Pre-Employment Assessment Parramatta

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150
Pre Employment Assessment at Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150

What does a pre-employment assessment include?

The main components include the potential employee’s medical history, customised physical examination, job-specific functional capacity assessments and other tests based on the job applied for.

Medical Questionnaire Review

Medical questionnaires help determine whether a candidate is healthy enough to perform the inherent requirements of a given job. This questionnaire is filled out by the potential employee and reviewed by the assessor. The questionnaire is tailored to enquire only about physical and medical information that is specifically and directly related to the job applied for.

Potential employees are asked questions relating to their work history, previous injuries, medical history, including exposure to chemicals, hazardous substances and work-related injuries. The questionnaires may vary depending on the job.

General Physiological Tests

General medical examinations involve a range of checks and tests that help give employers a general overview of a candidate’s health status and help detect disease or risk factors early. Tests include blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, height and BMI.

Functional assessment

Functional assessments are designed to assess the potential employee’s ability to carry out the physical requirements of a job role. Assessors will test the following:

1. Musculoskeletal Joint Range of Motion

The range of motion is a measurement of how far an individual can move and bend their joints. During a pre-employment, candidates are asked to perform a series of movements, including bending and straightening the knee, shoulder and hip joints, with the assessor monitoring the range of motion and any associated symptoms.

2. Anatomical Joint Integrity

The condition of our body joints affects our ability to perform physical activities. Many different issues can diminish joint integrity. Increased stiffness or muscle tightness can also have an affect on the individual’s joints which can cause restricted mobility and reduced functional capacity.

3. Strength and Balance

Strength and balance are an important part of a pre-employment assessment.  During a typical strength test, candidates may be asked to push against resistance or lift/push their arms against downward pressure.

4. Back flexibility and abdominal endurance

Back flexibility and abdominal endurance contribute greatly to the stability of the spinal column and, as a result – injury prevention. Examiners assess the ability of potential employees to assume the correct position when performing tasks.

5. Postural Tolerances

Postural tolerance assessments determine the ability to maintain certain postures intrinsic to a task. These can include standing, sitting and neck postures. If a potential employee cannot hold all or some of the postures, they may be unable to perform the job safely.

6. Lifting

Depending on the job description, part of the pre employment test will focus on lifting different weights in different positions. This can include lifting 5 – 20 Kg from floor to waist level, waist to shoulder height and above shoulder height. This can be varied and entirely depends on the job at hand.

7. Grip Strength

Hand-grip strength is a limiting factor when manually lifting and carrying loads. Lifting assessments consider the grip strength of potential employees and involves the measurement of how much weight one can safely lift and carry at varying heights (floor, waist, and shoulder).

7. Push/Pull tolerances

The assessment considers the load weight, the distance and frequency of the pull/push tasks. Employees should be able to initiate and keep the load in motion without exposing themselves to the risk of injury.

A pre-employment assessment can help you reduce your organisation’s onboarding time and expenses. Most importantly, it ensures employee safety by helping you select individuals able to perform their tasks without undue risk of injury to themselves or others.

At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta, our team is dedicated to providing accurate pre-employment assessments for a range of industries. Our assessors are suitably qualified and can administer all components of pre-employment assessments. Our services are available in Parramatta and we can also do site visits. For more information about our services contact us.

Pre Employment Assessment Step Test
Pre Employment Assessment Step Test

Pre Employment Assessment Sustained Posture Test
Pre Employment Assessment Sustained Posture Test (Squat Test)

Pre Employment Assessment Muscle Flexibility Test
Pre Employment Assessment Calf Muscle Flexibility Test