What to expect from your Physiotherapy visits

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists undergo a 4 year University Degree that includes detailed anatomy, applied anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, pharmacology, histology, physiology, zoology, biology, chemistry and physics.

Physiotherapists undergo training consistent with the latest Scientific Medical Model. This means that Physiotherapists learning and practice use the same Rationale and Clinical Reasoning at your Doctors and Specialist Doctors. This is the main difference between Physiotherapy and Other disciplines (Chiro / Osteo)

All physiotherapists at Australian Health Care Network demonstrate a portfolio of Continued Professional Development (CPD) in excess of standard requirements to ensure we are up to date with the latest assessment and treatment techniques.

Physiotherapy Goals

   Complete a Thorough Assessment

   Make an Accurate Diagnosis

   Learn about Your Condition in as much detail as you like

   Learn what Activities to Avoid & Prevent Further Injury

   Learn What Exercises you can do to Help & get Strong

   Learn how to Improve Function and Performance

   Get Pain Relief

   Increase Flexibility

We believe that you should be completely informed about your condition & what to expect on your pathway to recovery.

Your First Visit
This is normally the longest visit as we do a detailed assessment to establish your diagnosis and appropriate treatment.  Following a questionnaire to get your details you will be asked questions related to your specific condition.

Then a clinical examination will take place in which you put through specific physical testing. The diagnosis and a treatment plan will be discussed and agreed upon to suit your needs.

Arrival Time
On your first visit you are asked to arrive 20 minutes early to complete the registration form.

What to Wear
It may be necessary for the Physiotherapist to remove some items of clothing in order to carry out the assessment. We advise you wear appropriate and comfortable clothing. Shorts and a singlet are often suitable for treatments. If you have any issues regarding this level of exposure please discuss it with your physiotherapist

For foot, ankle, hip, knee or back injuries please bring your shoes for the Physiotherapist to assess.

What to Bring

  • Medications
  • X-ray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound (your Physio is trained to read these)
  • Referral letter
  • Medical Reports
  • Exercises from previous treatments 
  • Any other information your wish reviewed

Payment will be required following each treatment.
Rebates are available from many ‘extras’ Health insurance Schemes, Sports insurance Policies,

There is no “out of pocket” charges for Workcover, Comcare, Transport Accident Commission (TAC), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), unless exceptional circumsatnces arise such as long distance travel etc.