How long will my appointment take?
You will generally need to allow 40-60 minutes for your consultation, this allows us enough time to assess and treat your condition effectively. We kindly ask you to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment to fill in some paper work before we get started.
What do I wear?
This depends on your injury site, quite often we need to get to the muscles, therefore shorts and singlets are helpful. We do have shorts if you forget to bring your own.
I don’t get much back from my health fund, what can I do about this?
So what can be done? There are 2 relatively new competitive funds on the market, offering lower premiums and returning between 50% – 85% of your visit. Worth considering. Check them out www.health.com.au and frankhealthinsurance.com.au.
What Does A Treatment Involve?
Firstly we take a detailed history then diagnose the problem. We then explain to the patient what course of treatment we will use. After this we use manual therapy and exercise. Finally we may finish with some electro therapy, acupuncture/ dry needling and a tailored home exercise program.
Do I need a referral?
No you dont. Exceptions are insurance claims, Medicare (EPC) and Veterans Affairs (DVA).
Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners; therefore private patients do not need a doctor’s referral to see them.
If you are claiming through an insurance company you will need the Initial Workcover or Motor Vehicle Accident Certificate from your doctor. If you have a claim number, details of your insurer, case manager and contact number, bring these details along to your first appointment.
How long will I need to be visiting for?
How long is a piece of string? Each and every condition has different contributing factors and different healing times. Some conditions respond very quickly and require minimal treatment, others however may be more complicated and require a longer course of rehabilitation. Either way, in your initial consult this will be discussed with you, so you are clear on the recovery process.