What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring any related documents, such as referrals, scans, hospital discharge summary, post-surgery information or any other information provided from other medical professionals that is relevant to your condition. This will enable your physiotherapist to obtain any necessary information to aid with your diagnosis and treatment.
For a consultation regarding your tummy separation, please bring in any specific garment that would aid with compression of your core, eg: SRC shorts, bellybands or tubigrip. This would enable us to assess, advise and recommend garments pertaining to your tummy separation.
Do you stick SRC shorts/tights?
We have a sample of Small and Medium SRC recovery tights in the clinic. We would normally measure and recommend the optimal size required or your SRC pregnancy or recovery compression wear. We would then order the SRC compression garment in and it takes approximately 2-3days for your garment to be delivered to the clinic.
Can I bring my baby to the appointment?
Yes! Babies and children are welcome. The clinic is pram accessible.
Is there parking at the clinic?
Yes, we have plenty of parking in the street at the clinic. You can also park your car right in front of the garage door if it suits you better.
Do I need a referral?
A referral is not required to see a physiotherapist when you are paying privately. However, a referral is required from your GP if your treatment is being subsidised by Medicare Enhanced Primary Care. Please contact your GP for further details for Enhanced Primary Care.
Can I claim private health rebates for my physiotherapy treatment?
Private health rebates for physiotherapy are available. Please contact your private health fund directly to determine the amount covered by your particular health cover. We have a private health claiming machine that allows you to claim on the day of service and pay the difference for the consultation. Alternately, you can pay in full and claim the rebate from your health fund directly.
How many treatments would I require?
The number of visits required will vary due to the severity, the type of condition and your personal response to therapy. Your physiotherapist will work with you to determine the best treatment schedule that works for you and your goals.
What should I wear?
For a musculoskeletal appointment, we often need to see the area of the body that is injured. If possible, please bring or wear clothing that allows you to expose the area. For example: shorts and/or singlet.
For an exercise session (eg: clinical pilates), please wear clothing that you are able to move and stretch in, such as gym clothes, is normally best.
For a pelvic floor consultation, there is no need to wear any particular clothing. Your physiotherapist will explain everything at the time of your appointment and there is plenty of time to ask questions.
For mastitis/breast consultations, please ensure your comfort, which may mean not wearing a bra if that is best for you.