What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is the medicine of restoring movement dysfunction using various modalities such as manual techniques and exercise rehabilitation.¬† It is a scientific and evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of pain and movement dysfunctions.¬† Physiotherapy is a non-invasive way to successfully treat pain and movement problems, and provide a long-term solution. As the saying goes‚Ä¶
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN A CURE!
Our Physiotherapy Treatment Approach
When the body‚Äôs movement is dysfunctional and the body is ‚Äúout of alignment‚ÄĚ, our physiotherapists use a "hands on" approach to re-align stiff and painful joints and ease muscle spasm.¬†¬† Our physiotherapists also use an active approach, prescribing and advising on exercises to assist in maintaining correct alignment and function.¬† Following a detailed assessment of the client‚Äôs history, lifestyle, posture and movement our physiotherapists will identify the CAUSE of the problem and select the most appropriate treatment techniques to suit the client‚Äôs individual needs.¬† Our physiotherapists also advise how to avoid the same problems or conditions in the future.
Our physiotherapists aim to rehabilitate our clients to their best possible state of health by tailoring the treatment and rehabilitation regime targeting the needs of the client.¬† Therefore we provide a range of treatment options to suit the specific needs of the client.¬† Our treatment repertoire includes the following:
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Muscle- Energy Techniques
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Maitland Joint Mobilisation
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† McKenzie Approach
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Trigger Point Therapy
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Myofascial Release
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Deep Tissue Massage
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Pilates Rehabilitation
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Exercise/Gym Rehabilitation
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Acupuncture & Chinese Cupping
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Strapping or taping
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Ultrasound and Electrotherapy
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Prescription of Medical Aids
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Orthotic Advice and Prescription
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Visceral Manipulation
- ¬†¬†¬† ¬† Craniosacral Techniques
¬†Our physiotherapists specialise in the treatment of the following:
- Musculoskeletal Conditions
- Pre or Post Surgery Management
- Dysfunction Pre/Post Natal Care
Work Injury ManagementServices provided by our physiotherapists include:
- Pre-Employment Assessments¬†¬†¬†
- On-site Workplace Assessments
- Job/Task Analyses
- In-house Injury Prevention Programs
- Rehabilitation & Return-to-Work Planning
- Work Hardening Advice & Prescription
Successful recovery from work injury relies on effective communication between the injured worker, the employer, the worker's doctor, the case manager, the rehabilitation consultant and the physiotherapist.¬† Our physiotherapists recognise this need and are able to assist in early on-site intervention, identification of suitable "alternate" work duties, graded rehabilitation exercise programs focussing on return-to-work and work hardening programs.
Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Program
Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC) is a government incentive which allows individuals with a chronic medical illness/condition to receive Medicare rebates for allied health services, such as physiotherapy (refer to below list for other allied health services).
What is a Chronic Medical Illness/Condition?
A chronic medical condition is an illness and/or condition which have been present, or likely to be present for more then six (6) months.¬† Such illnesses/conditions include cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and musculoskeletal conditions.
What are the benefits of an Medicare EPC Plan?
A Medicare EPC plan is put in place to assist you and your GP manage your chronic medical illness/condition by identifying and managing your needs and planning the best method of treatment.
A Team care arrangement is then made between your GP, other allied health professional/s and you, which provide an organized approach to your care.¬† This approach allows the coordination and collaboration of your treatment plan with at least two other health care providers.
Eligible Allied Health Professionals:
Aboriginal Health Workers¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†
Mental Health Workers¬†¬†¬†
How do I apply for the Medicare EPC Program?
You need to consult your GP who will perform a health assessment to determine whether you would benefit from a Medicare EPC program.¬† Once a Medicare EPC plan is agreed upon, then you can be referred to up to five (5) allied health services each calendar year.
Please note that the five (5) services can be either provided by one allied health professional or shared between multiple allied health professionals. Also, keep in consideration that the allied health professional/s needs to meet specific eligibility criteria and be registered with Medicare Australia.
For Further Information:
Consult your GP or Practice Nurse
Talk to your allied health professional
Visit the Department of Health and Ageing website at¬† www.health.gov.au
Contact your local Medicare Office