Physiotherapists are primary healthcare practitioners, and therefore you do not need a referral from a GP to attend. All you need to do is call, and book an appointment. In many cases, however, you may be referred by your GP for treatment for a specific condition that they have identified. Your Physiotherapist will take a [...]
Any good health fund will cover Physiotherapy if you have 'extras' cover. The amount that the health fund will pay, per consultation, and the overall limit that the fund will pay in a year, is individual to your health fund. The fund often pays part of the consultation, through a system called 'HICAPS'. Using HICAPS [...]
Generally, how long it takes to recover from an injury depends on how long you’ve had the injury, and the severity of the damage. If you injured yourself yesterday, and present today, depending on the injury, it might take days to weeks to recover. If you have saved your injury up for a [...]
Fees are set by consultation. That means you will not come away with a large itemised bill. You pay for our experience and knowledge, rather than our time. If your needs are more complex than a standard consultation allows, we may in some circumstances recommend an extended consultation. For more specific information on prices, please [...]
In general, chiropractic and physiotherapy, like osteopathy or dental care, are not covered by Medicare. In certain circumstances, particularly if you suffer from a chronic medical condition, you may be able to claim up to five treatments under a government program using what is commonly called an EPC plan or the 'Chronic Disease Allied Health [...]
Indeed, we do have HICAPS! Using HICAPS means that when you pay for your consultation, you are able to swipe your health fund card, and then only pay the difference between what the health fund pays, and the consultation fee. This saves you a trip to the health fund office!
If you have x-rays, scans or other imaging or test reports, it is important that you bring them. Bringing a 'health summary' from your GP can also be very helpful and time saving. The health summary should include any medical conditions you have, and a list of any medications that you might be on, and [...]