Physiotherapy is the cornerstone of our practice at Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional physiotherapy care, with one focus – getting you better as fast as possible.
What to expect at your Physiotherapy appointment
We will give you a treatment plan so you are clear on your diagnosis, our advice and the treatment required to successfully recover.
We will provide advice on work practices, sports and hobbies, exercise, supplements and anything that affects your condition and health relating to that condition.
If your problem is beyond our scope of practice or if you require the skills of another medical practitioner, we will refer you to one of the many trusted doctors and allied health professionals we work with regularly.
We provide hands on therapy to treat the problems we identify.
We regularly refer for X-Rays and scans where medically required.
We will teach you about your condition, your prognosis and how you can help yourself.
About Our Physiotherapy Services
During your First Session
You will know:
- A working diagnosis
- What we can do to help you
- What you can do to help yourself
- A timeframe for your recovery.
When should I see a Physio?
Physiotherapists have a wide range of treatment modalities at their fingertips. From ultrasound to exercise prescription to mobilisations to massage and stretching. They are able to help with most injuries and tightness. You should see a Physiotherapist when you first start getting symptoms. This will ensure the fastest recovery possible.
Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?
No, you don’t need a referral to see a Physiotherapist privately at Advantage Healthcare & Physiotherapy. Your doctor may give you a referral if you have a chronic condition, which gives you access to some treatments under Medicare.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on your individual condition and severity. Your physiotherapist should be able to give you an idea of how many treatments you will need at your first appointment.
X-Rays, Ultrasounds and MRI’s
If your physiotherapist suspects some more serious injury, they may refer you for some imaging. Physiotherapists can refer you directly for a selection of X-Rays, but if Ultrasounds or MRI’s are required, your physiotherapist will request this from your GP.
What to bring to your first appointment
First and foremost, just yourself! If you have any scans or reports of your injury bring those along. Wear comfortable and loose clothing that allows the Physiotherapist to treat your concerning area. We will get you to fill out a new client form when you arrive which contains some general information about you and your health. Please also bring along your private health card and a method for paying the gap fee.