At Stay Tuned our Physiotherapists can assess, diagnose and treat people with movement and health problems. Our highly trained team can help solve and avoid many of the painful problems that you may encounter throughout life.
Whether you’re young or old, active or taking it easy, there’s a good chance you could benefit from physiotherapy.
Our physiotherapists can also help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit, healthy body and mind.
Your practitioner will assess your condition, diagnose the problem, and help you understand what’s gone wrong. They will then work in partnership with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities, and general health.
Physiotherapy includes a wide range of specialities that meet the health needs of different people such as babies and children, sportspeople, pregnant women, injured workers, senior citizens and anybody else with a movement and health related problem.
Physiotherapy programs are based on practical goals agreed between the physiotherapist and the patient. Physiotherapists help people gain as much movement and physical independence as possible so they can resume or maintain their normal job or lifestyle.
What to expect
The physiotherapist’s overall management of your problem involves:
- Observing and assessing your movement and your overall physical condition
- Analysing and identifying your problems
- Developing a treatment program with you and, where appropriate, other members of the health care team
- Managing the treatment or training program based on your jointly agreed goals and lifestyle
- Evaluating progress, modifying treatment if necessary to ensure ongoing progression and improvements
No Need For a Referral
A doctor’s referral is not necessary to see our physiotherapists, although frequently your doctor will work in partnership with us to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition
What Will it Cost?
Physiotherapy services are generally rebatable under all higher tables of private health insurance.
Medicare Subsidies for Physiotherapy
Did you know that Medicare can cover some of the costs of physiotherapy for some people? In June 2004, the Federal Government introduced access to Medicare funded physiotherapy. The Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program improves care co-ordination between GPs and health professionals who provide care for people of any age with chronic conditions and complex care needs. Through the EPC program, certain people can gain access to Medicare rebates for up to five allied health services per year. A chronic condition is one that is of more than six months duration. Your GP will be able to assess whether you have complex care needs. To access Medicare rebates for physiotherapy, you will need to speak to your GP about whether you are eligible for this initiative.
If eligible, you and your doctor will develop a plan. You will then be able to access rebates from Medicare for up to five allied health services in a calendar year. Your physio will communicate with you and your doctor about your progress and at the end of your treatment there is an opportunity for your GP to review the care plan and discuss your future healthcare needs.
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