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Move freely with less pain.

We help our patients perform better physically, reducing pain and stiffness, by giving them the science behind their exercise, specific Physio and Exercise Physiology treatment, and ongoing support and care.

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Do more of what you love with Physio, Exercise Physiology and Clinical Exercise Classes.

Canberra City Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Clinical Exercise Classes. We’ve helped thousands of people perform better physically, reducing pain and stiffness. We diagnose your unique problem, prescribe specific evidence-based therapeutic exercises and provide manual therapy to treat the underlying cause. We take the time to deliver treatment and educate you on how best to combine our treatment with self-management for a long-lasting impact.

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is based on the science of movement of the body. It involves a treatment plan to help you restore, maintain and maximise your body's biomechanical function, motion, strength, core stability and wellbeing.

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Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology is based on the science of the physiology of the body and involves personalised Clinical Exercise with a performance and therapeutic approach. The aim is to prevent or manage acute and chronic diseases and improve quality of life.

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Clinical Exercise Classes

Our Clinical Exercise Classes are designed to focus on targeting your musculoskeletal problems, reducing pain and tightness while strengthening and stabilising specific parts of your body.

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Gym

Reach your functional goals by independently and consistently working through your personalised program in our rehabilitation gym using our Pilates studio and other gym equipment.

Private health insurance, NDIS, DVA and Medicare approved.

You do not need a GP referral to see us. We are primary healthcare providers and are registered with AHPRA/Medicare/DVA/NDIS. A referral is required for Medicare and DVA patients.

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Experienced, caring and friendly.

With 50+ years of combined experience in musculoskeletal issues, sports injuries and neurological conditions, our team is up to date on the latest scientific research, which we incorporate into our evidence-based treatments and exercise classes. We’re passionate about what we do, we genuinely care and we work hard to create a friendly and supportive environment so that our patients can thrive.

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Janet Fabbri
CEO, FOUNDER & MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST Janet Fabbri
Andrea Rich
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Andrea Rich
Dominique Wood-Ward
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Dominique Wood-Ward
Alyce Shearing
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Alyce Shearing
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Ryan Leyland
Natasha Barry
PHYSIOTHERAPIST Natasha Barry
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EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST Sam Catherall
Izzy Fabbri
PRACTICE MANAGER AND RECEPTIONIST Izzy Fabbri
Alyssa Penny
RECEPTIONIST Alyssa Penny

What our patients say about us

"So glad I found Higher Function! I had been to three other physios in Canberra over the period of three years and I never improved — in fact, I got worse. Andrea has been amazing from the start. She LISTENED to me, respected that I know my body and clearly gives thought and consideration to my situation/condition outside of my appointments..."
"I went to Higher Function on my doctor's advice, to deal with an arthritic knee. (My doctor goes there!) The staff are wonderful — professional, caring and fun. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and the place has done wonders for my health and wellbeing. I go twice a week and I love it."
"Love the work the team at Higher Function do and the amazing support on offer. I have been attending Higher Function since 2013 for ongoing injury treatment. I have participated in private Physio, remedial Pilates, independent program and gym sessions."

Our latest insights

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You do not need a GP referral to see us. We are Primary HealthCare Providers and we are registered with AHPRA/ Medicare. LEARN MORE →