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How do I know if I need a physiotherapist?
Do you have recurring back or neck pain or headaches?
Do you have sore joints or muscles that ache?
Is pain getting stopping you from doing things you’d like to do?
Would you like to know how to exercise safely during pregnancy or stay healthy and in-shape post-natally?
Do you want to stay healthy and without injury?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then PhysioFIXX can be there to help you. And these are only a few of the more common reasons why you might visit a physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy can help virtually any body part become (and stay) pain and injury free. Just remember, healthy bodies equal happy people.
What is a physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat injuries, pain and disabilities.
At PhysioFIXX, we use evidence-based manual physiotherapy treatment techniques coupled with appropriate exercise programs to alleviate pain, restore function and prevent injury.
Do I need a referral?
There is NO referral necessary if you are a private, self-referring patients.
However, a referral from your treating doctor is necessary if you are being treated:
- For a work injury and are claiming Workers Compensation
- Under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program
- Following a motor vehicle accident (Green Slip Third Party)
What happens during my initial consultation?
Prior to the patient embarking on the treatment pathway to repair, a thorough musculoskeletal diagnostic assessment is undertaken where the specific injury is identified and the patient is educated on the process ahead.
We ask that you bring any relevant medical information (e.g. doctor’s or X-ray reports etc) with you in order assist the physiotherapist with your injury assessment.
Who will perform my treatment?
The team at PhysioFIXX are all APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists with postgraduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and undergraduate qualifications in Exercise and Sports Physiology.
We understand how important one-on-one physiotherapy treatment time is, hence ONE therapist oversees your patient’s ENTIRE course of treatment. Our thirty-minute consultations allow for undisrupted patient-clinician time in which an individualised treatment plans are formulated and applied.
Will physiotherapy treatment hurt?
Put it this way: Much less than ignoring the injury!
It’s possible that you will feel some discomfort during or shortly after a physiotherapy treatment session.
This is because some muscles or ligaments have become tight as a result of the injury and need to be lengthened and released.
Your physiotherapist will constantly monitor how you are feeling throughout their treatment and will ensure that any discomfort experienced is minimal. The long-term benefits are well worth it!
How many times will I need to come for treatment?
There is no direct answer to this question as it is dependent upon the type of injury, its severity and your sporting or work commitments.
Your physiotherapist will discuss this with you on your initial consultation to give you a guide of the treatment pathway which you are embarking upon.
Your physiotherapist will also give you home exercises to complete in order to better manage your condition, thus reducing the number of treatments required.
How much will each visit cost me?
The initial consultation costs $100.00
Any subsequent follow-up consultations cost $75.00
Discount for pensioner rates also apply – enquire within
Fees are due at the time of the consultation, and private health fund rebates for physiotherapy are available (refer to your provider for further details).
HICAPS facilities are available onsite, thus allowing you to claim on the spot and only pay the gap fee.
We also have a credit card/EFTPOS terminal available to allow patients greater flexibility with payment options.