Frequently Asked Questions

You do not need a referral from your Doctors to make an appointment to see a physiotherapist.
No. Treatment is generally gentle and painless, though you may experience stretching or mild discomfort. If you do feel any pain another technique may be used.
The number of appointments you will need depends on your condition and diagnosis. Some acute conditions may resolve quickly over a couple of appointments, other conditions which may be the result of your job, sport, or lifestyle may require regular treatment to help you make the best of you life. Please note that our Therapists are genuinely interested in helping you resolve or manage your condition and will be honest with you and suggest other forms of treatment if they feel that you would get a better result.
Yes the therapists treat children. Parents are required to be present in the treatment room to ensure the diagnosis and treatment is understood and agreed to. And of course for the childrens comfort.
When you visit for the first time your Physiotherapist will take a full case history. A physical examinationof your problem will be performed and you might be asked to move certain parts of your body. During the examination and treatment you may need to take off some of your clothing so the Physiotherapist can assess. (You are welcome to have a support person in the therapy room if it makes you more comfortable). Your Physiotherapist will also palpate specific areas of your body which indicate the areas of your body where you may have loss of mobility and that may contribute to your problem. The Physiotherapist will discuss treatment options and explain your diagnosis. You may be referred for an X-Ray or scans. You may be given a series of simple exercises to assist in your treatment and help prevent further incidents. Patients are encouraged to ask as many questions about their diagnosis and treatment as they need. If the Physiotherapist is unable to help you they will do their best to refer you to most appropriate Doctor, Specialist or Therapist.
Physiotherapy appointments are made for 30 minutes although the actual time spent with the therapist may vary depending on your treatment.

Sports Therapy focuses mainly on prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.

Sports therapy utilises a range of assessments to assess dysfunction and treat accordingly, using techniques such as massage and corrective exercises which help to decrease pain, increase movement and prevent injuries.

Other techniques sports therapists can use include cupping, joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, functional movement assessments and correctives specific to each patient, work with sport and exercise participants to help prevent injuries, recognise, manage and treat them should they occur, and then rehabilitate the patient back to full fitness.

Remedial Massage restores the function of soft tissues in the body using soft and deep tissue massage, stretching, trigger point therapy and other techniques to aide soft tissue and muscles to heal and improving circulation.

Sports Therapy & Remedial Massage can help with the following;

  • Tired & sore muscles
  • Stress
  • Posture
  • Alleviate pain
  • Create and implement rehabilitation programmes appropriate to the injury/sport and level
  • Treating and preventing injuries

Health fund rebates are available.