For your first appointment

What Is A Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Physiotherapists work closely with GPs and other health professionals to plan and manage a patients treatment. GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.

Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapy helps repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life.

Physiotherapy extends from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.

What Do I Need To Bring?

Documents - If you have any recent or relevant scans, reports or letters from your doctor, please bring these with you.
Clothing - Physiotherapists use a range of physical tests and treatments that involve manual techniques therefore try to wear appropriate clothes that move freely and allow for visual inspection of the involved body part.
We can provide you with shorts, gown or a towel if you require.
Footwear - It is often a good idea to bring in your regular running shoes or playing boots as these are often a factor in the development of certain injuries.
Parent - If you are under 16 we recommend you are accompanied by a parent / guardian for your first session.

How Long Is My Appointment?

Initial Consultations are 45 min appointments
Standard follow up appointment time is 30-40 minutes one on one consultations.
We also have an extended 1 hour follow up consultation which has to be specifically requested.
Depending on your injury plan feel free to use our rehab gym before or after your session.

Do I Need A Referral?

No, for a physio session no referrals are needed. As trained first contact practitioners we have the knowledge and assessment skills to refer you onwards for further investigations, Specialist appointments or testing if appropriate.
 

Whats Involved in a typical Physiotherapy session?

A typical session with a physiotherapist is unique to a patient’s needs and their health condition. Treatment also depends on the scope of practice of the physiotherapist.

However, a ‘typical’ session may involve:

  • Assessing and diagnosing the patient’s condition and needs.
  • Working with the patient to set and attain goals—whether that's maintaining mobility and independence in aged care to running a marathon
  • Developing a treatment or prevention plan that will take into account lifestyle, activities and general health
  • Prescribing exercise and physical aides if required.