Pre-employment (functional) assessments

Assess a worker’s physical readiness for a new job role or when returning to work from injury.

Occupational Physiotherapy clinic in Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast. 


About our pre-employment functional assessments:

Our Senior Physiotherapist Wade has worked in the Occupational Physiotherapy field for the last 13 years. This experience includes using and designing pre-employment testing to ensure workers are safe to complete their jobs without injury. 

Central Physio & Health uses the Jobfit System pre-employment functional assessment (PEFA). This is an internationally recognised pre-employment testing system. 

These are a series of tests that provide objective information about an applicant’s physical and functional capacity in relation to the job for which they are applying. The PEFA is designed to determine if workers will be placed at risk of injury or pose risk to co-workers when required to perform the essential functions of a job.

A JobFit PEFA gives peace of mind when making decisions regarding job placement, suitable duties programs, health surveillance and risk management strategies. 

What is tested in the PEFA?

Each JobFit System PEFA takes 75-90mins and includes:

Medical history

Musculoskeletal screen

Aerobic fitness test

Core & shoulder stability

Job-specific static and dynamic postural tolerances (eg reaching, squatting, climbing)

Job-specific lifting and carrying tasks

A JobFit System PEFA answers three questions:

Does the worker have a current injury?

Has the worker demonstrated the physical capacity to perform the inherent requirements of the job?

Does the worker have an increased future risk of injury and what can be done about it?

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Physiotherapy treatments available to you

Thorough explanation of your diagnosis and your treatment plan

Joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness

Nerve gliding techniques to treat nerve pain and irritation

Massage and release of tight muscles

Postural assessments and corrective exercises

Core stability programs

Individualised exercise & gym programs

Strong back & core, or strong shoulders classes

KLT functional strength training

Sports specific rehabilitation for your chosen sport

Workcover injuries ~ return to work clinic

Hypermobility clinic for hypermobile clients

Occupational Physio, including worksite assessments and functional capacity evaluations

Workplace & home assessments

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Our central location

Suite C55B, Level 2
Circle on Cavill Shopping Centre
Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


Fax: 07 5641 7849


2-hour Free Parking available (collect a voucher from admin)

Appointment hours

Monday to Friday:

8:00am to 7:00pm

Online Appointments:
24 hours


Reception Hours:
9.00am - 5.00pm, Mon-Fri


Currently Closed

Evenings by Appointment

Home Visits by Appointment