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Functional Assessments

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Functional Assessments at AHP Connect

 At AHP Connect, we can help you by assessing your mobility needs, movement quality, and lifting capacity; all with the aim of helping you achieve your goals. 

You don’t need to have an injury to visit our physiotherapists. We can assist you by assessing your mobility needs, movement quality, and lifting capacity; all with the aim of helping you achieve your goals. For some, that could be achieving a personal best safely, or running their first marathon in six months, whilst others just want some advice before committing to a new sport or fitness activity. 

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Functional Assessments

Functional assessments can be performed in a range of contexts. 

Treatments and Services


Before commencing a rehabilitation plan, your physiotherapist will conduct a functional assessment to determine your current capacity and set goals.

Fitness Plan

With a functional assessment, your physiotherapist can gather an accurate gauage of current fitness capacity, and design a fitness plan in accordance to this.


Looking to improve your performance in a particular sport? Your physiotherapist will perform a functional assessment with exercises related to your sport.

Sport Squad Screening

A physiotherapist will design a protocol in conjunction with a team's goals, with the aim of identifying preventable increased risk of injury.

Our services at AHP Connect

Questions And Answers

In the majority of cases, physiotherapy treatment can be effective for a range of conditions when treated by a skilled and experienced physiotherapy professional. Most people may seek advice from a physio for rehabilitation or to alleviate pain from an injury that may have occurred during the gym, sport or at work, however you do not need to have any injury to visit a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapy can be used as a preventative measure against injury, as well as to build strength and fitness. There are different types of physiotherapy such as sports physio, musculoskeletal physio, neurological physio, and cardiovascular physio. Under these physiotherapy types, physiotherapists can provide treatment for a broad range of conditions including chronic pain, sports injuries, arthritis, aches, and sprains.

The cost of physiotherapy can vary from clinic to clinic, depending on a variety of factors. Medicare rebates, or private health insurance are accepted across many practices to reduce out-of-pocket expense for physio treatment.

Under the Medicare Benefits Schedule, Medicare benefits are available for up to five allied health appointments per calendar year for each eligible patient, of which physiotherapy is included. To receive Medicare rebates for a physiotherapy session, you must be classified as having a chronic musculoskeletal condition and obtain a referral from your GP.

It should be noted, however that Medicare does not typically cover the entire fee, and therefore you may incur any remaining costs. Private health funds accepted by a physio clinic are usually disclosed on the practice’s website; just like Medicare, Private health insurance does not cover the entire fee.

Unsure if the pain you’re experiencing warrants a physiotherapy appointment? Or maybe you participate in a sport and are looking to strengthen your muscles and improve endurance. Regardless of your circumstance, physiotherapy sessions offer a holistic approach to assist your recovery and rehabilitation process.

Below are some of the top reasons that can indicate when you should see a physiotherapist:

  • You’re tired all the time. 
  • You experience regular headaches. 
  • Your mobility is restricted. 
  • You are experiencing acute or chronic pain. 
  • You are looking to improve your athletic performance. 

A physiotherapist performs functional assessments.

Physiotherapy plays a significant role in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide range of common conditions and injuries. A physiotherapist can assist in the treatment of many things including back and knee pain, sports injuries, arthritis, aches, sprains, incontinence, neurological conditions, chronic disease management, and rehabilitation. 

At AHP Connect, our qualified physiotherapists work in treating a number of physica problems, as well as health and medical conditions:

  • Back Pain 
  • Bursitis 
  • Tendinopathies 
  • Sprains 
  • Injuries 
  • Chronic Diseases

Physiotherapists are primary contact practitioners, so you are able to visit us without a referral. Exceptions are those with complex or unstable medical conditions, or post-op, where we may request clearance from your doctor before undertaking hydrotherapy treatment.

If a third party is paying for your sessions (e.g. WorkCover or CTP Insurance), your insurance provider must preapprove scans or any treatment before it is received.

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AHP Connect offers a wide range of comprehensive allied health services for older Australians in various settings.