APPOINTMENTS: Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 6:30pm - 7:00pm, Friday 7:30am to 4pm
WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY?
Australian physiotherapists are registered health care professionals with university qualifications. Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems. Physiotherapists also help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit, healthy body. Physiotherapy includes a wide range of specialities that meet the health needs of different people such as babies and children, sportspeople, pregnant women, injured workers, senior citizens and anybody else with a movement related problem. Physiotherapy programs are based on practical goals agreed between the physiotherapist and the patient. Physiotherapists help people gain as much movement and physical independence as possible so they can resume or maintain their normal job or lifestyle. When necessary, physiotherapists will consult with other health professionals to ensure the best possible treatment outcomes.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM TREATMENT?
The physiotherapist’s overall management of your problem involves:
• Observing and assessing your movement and overall condition
• Analysing and identifying your problems
• Developing a treatment program with you (and your family or carers) and, where appropriate, other members of the health care team
• Managing the treatment or training program based on your jointly agreed goals
• Evaluating progress, modifying treatment if necessary, and stopping treatment once goals have been reached
DO I NEED A GP REFERRAL? A referral is not necessary to see a physiotherapist. If you do have a referral the physiotherapist and the GP will work in partnership to arrange a plan and treatment for the specific problem.
HOW LONG DOES AN APPOINTMENT TAKE? A standard appointment will be 30 minutes, an initial appointment will be 45 minutes.
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