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Pre-Employment Assessments

Some employers require a work fitness assessment to ensure their potential employees are physically capable of performing the tasks required in the role. When employing a worker there is a risk within this employment.  The pre-employment assessment is aimed at minimising this risk and days of injury.   Situated in Newmarket, Pivotal Motion assists Brisbane locals with pre-employment requirements.

A work fitness assessment (otherwise known as a pre-employment functional capacity evaluation, or musculoskeletal assessment) provides comprehensive information relating to a potential employee’s physical strength and cardiovascular fitness to understand if they can perform the tasks required within a job role’ Jobfit, 2105


Sustainability as an employee depends your effectiveness.  As a result this is why some organisations have a pre-employment medical assessment as a part of their HR requirements.  Our Trained Physiotherapists at Pivotal Motion can carry out pre-employment medical assessments for organisations for whom require so.  This medical assessment only takes one hour.

Depending on the role request of the employer and that of the worker, a work fitness assessment usually involve the following:

  • Posture and form when completing a task.
  • Range of movement of body joints.
  • Strength inclusive of bending and lifting.
  • Reaching and form.
  • Squatting and form of this task.
  • Manual handling such as push and pulling.
  • Stability of joints and general flexibility such as balance.
  • Cardiovascular fitness test such as a 3-min step up test and HR results during this test.

If an issue arises within the pre-employment medical assessment, Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy can assist help you get back on track to prevent further issues.   This Brisbane physio clinic isn’t only good at medical assessments.

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