What to expect on your first visit
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Your journey starts with us from your first phone call. Our amazing administration staff know our practitioners well and will help guide you through who is best to see.
Our clinic offers HICAPS facilities so you are able to claim on the spot with your health fund (depending on your cover of course). We also accept Doctor referrals for Workcover and other Third Parties; Department of Veteran Affairs and Medicare Care (Bulkbilling is available).
If you are a first time patient, we ask that you arrive a few minutes early to your appointment to complete patient paperwork. It is also a good idea to bring along any relevant documentation, for example a Dr Referral and/or X-ray reports.
The initial appointment will go for 30-45 mins. We will ask you a series of questions from how the problem started, to where you feel your symptoms are, and if you are aware of what aggravates or helps them. We will also examine the problem area to help diagnose the cause of the issue. Treatment options will be discussed and you will receive treatment techniques. Our team will provide guidance on expected recovery time and how you can help manage the problem yourself at home. Our aim is to get you recovered as quickly and safely as possible.
We can also prevent injuries by screening and giving advice on preventable measures, whether you are an athlete or a worker.
To assess you properly, your physiotherapist may ask you to wear a gown, which we have in the clinic. Shorts or strapless/ sleeveless shirts may be suitable for some treatments, so please wear or bring these along.
Call us for your first appointment!