APPOINTMENTS: Monday - Thursday 7:30am to 6:30pm - 7:00pm, Friday 7:30am to 4pm
WHAT WE WILL DO
• Listen to the issues you have surrounding your injury and health concerns.
• Give you the answers, treatment and tools you require to achieve your goals.
We have highly experienced Physiotherapists working at the practice. They have extensive knowledge in their chosen fields and are committed to improving your health. Treatment styles may differ in some ways between our clinicians (there is more than one way to get to the bottom of your issues). What we have in common is a strong philosophy of combining a manual therapy / hands on approach with exercise and education. We want you to walk away from your consultation with us feeling in charge of your complaint and supported in the road to recovery, however short or long that may be.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR FIRST VISIT ASSESSMENT
On your initial visit we aim to identify what your condition is, why it is happening and the impact it is having on you. This takes the form of a discussion followed by watching you move and testing the affected area to work out a diagnosis that makes sense. This process usually takes 30-45 minutes. Ideally we like to allow 45 minutes for your initial assessment or new injury assessment and 30 minutes for subsequent appointments.
From this we can then explain to you things that concern you, like clunking and cracking in joints, ‘wear and tear’, ‘arthritis,’ ‘spondylosis’ and what a ‘trapped nerve’, ‘slipped-disc’ or ‘rotator cuff tear’ really means.
The assessment then allows us to plan an effective treatment and rehabilitation solution for you based on the best current evidence.It is very important that you play an active role in your treatment and that you feel you are in control of your problem. Please feel free to ask about any aspect of your condition or treatment, it’s good to keep us on our toes.
WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR FIRST ASSESSMENT
If you have any scans please bring them with you and wear loose fitting clothing/exercise clothing if possible.
KNOWING WHAT TO WEAR
It is important to wear appropriate and easy to move in clothing to your appointment. Typically we need to be able to see and feel the area of injury, as well as above and below. This may mean that for injuries to the lower legs and arms, we may require to observe and palpate the hips/low back and neck areas respectively. In order to do this we may ask you to remove certain pieces of clothing so we can take a better look at what is going on, please wear suitable under garments. Where possible, we recommend you wear a pair of loose shorts and shirt.
DO YOU HAVE HICAPS?
Yes, you can claim directly from most private health funds at the practice. With a doctors referral on an EPC program we can also complete Medicare rebates through this facility.