What can a Physiotherapist do for me?
They help to ease joint pains using mobilisation techniques. For the prevention and rehabilitation of injury, whether they may be recurring or not, they prescribe exercises to suit your needs, which in turn also help retrain your motor control skills.
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
If you are a private patient and/or wanting to claim your private health insurance, you do not need a referral, but you will need to provide your private health insurance card.
For Work Cover, Bulk Billed Medicare EPC or Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) claims, a doctors referral is required. If you have consulted your GP already regarding your condition and they have given you a referral, please remember to bring that along to your appointment.
What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and an Exercise Physiologist?
Physiotherapists are health care professionals who assess, diagnose, treat, and manage acute injury, disability, and pain through various approaches. These include education, therapeutic exercise and movement, manual therapy techniques and physical modalities.
Exercise Physiology primarily treat patients using clinical exercise as their primary modality. They also have a strong focus on behavioral change and self-management strategies.
How quickly should I get an appointment?
Can the Physio refer me for X-Rays?
How will I be assessed?
They will also examine the tissue in the area that is causing you pain and assess your flexibility and range of motion.
Will it hurt?
This will give them more insight into the problem and help them when creating your treatment plan. You might experience some soreness after your assessment. This is completely normal.
How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?
Our physiotherapists tailor treatment plans specifically designed for your needs and goals. It is essential for your health to stick to your treatment plan for the best possible outcome.
What will my treatment involve?
Manual therapy (stretching, resistance and joint manipulation) Exercise Massage Trigger point therapy (applying direct pressure to the problem area) Posture correction
Your treatment plan is likely to involve a combination of some or all of these techniques.
Can I opt out of a particular treatment?
Physiotherapy is flexible and they can easily find you an exercise that you would feel more comfortable doing.
Will I have to do anything between sessions?
Your physiotherapist will do a run through of all your exercises and will make sure you know and understand how to do each of them correctly.
How important is it for me to continue the work outside of sessions?
However, it is important for you to follow your treatment plan to receive the best results possible.
You will be surprised at all the physical health benefits that come with sticking to your treatment plan, including improved flexibility, mobility, and strength.