You should allow up to 1 hour for the initial assessment. It may not take this long but each assessment will differ depending on the severity or nature of the injury. All subsequent appointments will be 30-45minutes in duration.
How long will my appointment last?
Will I be given exercises?
Yes. We will always give advice on the management of conditions and appropriate exercises to do in between treatments to optimize the recovery process. Tailor made exercise sheets are also given for you to take home.
What shall I wear to my appointment?
You can arrive in whatever you are currently wearing. We can provide shorts so we are able to assess the lower limbs and medical gowns for upper limb assessment and treatments for women. We always care for our patients modesty and provide towels if need be
How many sessions will I need?
This varies from person to person. At your first appointment your physiotherapist will discuss with you how many treatments are anticipated. You will be re-assessed at each treatment to ensure you are progressing as expected.
Can I use my health-fund card to pay for the consultation?
Yes, we accept all private health funds and are recognised by all the major insurance companies. We also have HICAPS for on-the-spot claiming with EFTPOS and Credit Card capabilities. We do not accept Diners Card, however, we do accept AMEX with a 2.5% surcharge.
Do I need a GP referral?
No. We do not require a referral from your GP. Simply call us to make a booking on 02 98797467 for our Gladesville practice or 02 80210246 for our Putney practice.
What is physiotherapy? And how will it work for me?
Physiotherapy is considered to be a conservative method of medical treatment based on a complete understanding of human anatomy, physiology, medical conditions, surgeries and movement patterns during activities (including sports). It focuses on relieving pain, restoring movement, strength and function, the prevention of injuries and disabilities. This is achieved through the use of hands-on techniques, functional exercises, and therapeutic modalities (e.g. ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation). Physiotherapy also educates people on ergonomic (body mechanics) fitness and wellness issues.