Physiotherapy as a Service
Physiotherapy aims to restore proper functioning to the body or, where applicable, to reduce the impact of any permanent dysfunction. Physiotherapists make use of a number of treatment modalities to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Our Physio Sessions Include:
- One-on-One appointments
- Thorough assessment / clinical examination
- Discussion of your condition & relevant findings
- Identification of any risk factors
- Education about the “Do’s and Don’ts” to aid in your recovery
- Treatment planning
- Implementation of hands-on techniques to help improve your condition
- Teaching you helpful techniques to self-manage at home & work
- Goal setting
In adopting this process, we seek to assist your understanding of the nature of your condition. We therefore aim to prepare you to participate in and to manage your therapy with evidence-based treatment techniques, assisted by good decision-making. This reduces the risk of further provocation or re-injury, and similarly reduces any associated anxiety or fears you may have.
** EFTPOS available. HICAPS / Private Health Rebates can be claimed Onsite **
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Our Treatment Techniques Include:
- Advice & Education about:
- Your condition
- The fastest and safest way to recover
- How to move well and stay well
- Pre- and Post-operative (surgery) rehabilitation
- Hands-on therapy
- Joint & soft tissue mobilisation
- Muscle balance & activation strategies
- Dry Needling (“Western Acupuncture”)
- Postural exercises
- Stretching (static, dynamic and device-assisted techniques)
- Massage (myofascial release, trigger point therapy, scar-release, frictions)
- Tape / Strapping / Bracing (joint stabilisation, postural awareness, muscle assist, kinesiology tape)
- Swelling control
- Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS or E-Stim)
- Balance / co-ordination / skill acquisition
Do I Need A Doctor’s Referral?
If your condition is private / recreational in nature: NO
You don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physio if you are paying for it yourself or with your Private Health Fund. However, if your doctor has advised you to see a physio, bring along their referral to facilitate communication about your treatment.
If your condition involves Third Parties: YES
You will need to bring a referral from your GP for any of the following:
- WorkCover Claims (or Work-related injuries that you seek compensation for)
- Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
- Insurance Claims: Car accident / CTP
- Medicare’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Program (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program)
For all third party claimants: Physios are required to provide communication about your assessment findings, treatment and ongoing management planning. This will typically be provided to your GP, whoever is paying for your treatment (usually an insurer, sometimes an employer) and any other related parties (eg. allied health services).
We Treat Many Conditions, Including:
- Spinal: neck, thoracic, ribs and lumbar spine regions
- Low back pain, pelvis, hip & groin pain
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Surgeries: Pre- & Post-Operative Rehabilitation
- Repetitive stress & strain (eg. rotator cuff, tennis elbow, tendonitis)
- Work Injuries (Doctor referral required)
- Sports Injuries:
- golf, tennis, cricket, soccer, rugby, surfing, paddling
- throwing, jumping, kicking, twisting, tackling
- running, swimming, cycling
- dancing, gymnastics
- weights, personal training, body building
- pilates, Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts
- Joint Pain: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot injuries
- Soft Tissue Therapy: Muscles, Tendons, Bursae, Ligaments, Meniscus / Labrum
- Hard Tissue Therapy: Bone disorders (osteopaenia, osteoporosis), Fractures
- Balance & co-ordination disorders
Come In and See Us
We’ll be happy to discuss your health and how our range of physiotherapy treatments can help you.
What If Physiotherapy Isn’t Helping?
For all patients (either private or third party claimants): We will communicate with other health care providers (including your doctor) whenever requested by you, or after consulting with you if we feel it would be of benefit for you to see a doctor or specialist. Further, if ever your condition becomes too severe or complex and it doesn’t appear to be responding to physiotherapy, we can refer you to your GP who can assist with facilitating further investigations and planning other management strategies.