(07) 3288 5188
admin@springfieldphysio.com.au
2/28 Commercial Drive, Springfield 4300

(07) 3288 5188
admin@springfieldphysio.com.au
2/28 Commercial Drive, Springfield 4300

(07) 3288 5188
admin@springfieldphysio.com.au
2/28 Commercial Drive,
Springfield 4300

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their clients to help people get better and stay well. Using advanced techniques and evidence based care, physiotherapist assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. We also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and mange treatment. GPs refer more patients to physiotherapist than any other healthcare profession.

Do I need a GP’s referral to see a physiotherapist?

Nope! Physiotherapists are first order practitioners, so you don’t need a referral unless you are claiming your treatment through a compensable body such as Medicare EPC, Workcover or Motor vehicle insurance. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact our friendly reception on 3288 5188.

What is the difference between physiotherapy and remedial massage?

Physiotherapy is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions resulting in pain, restricted movement, weakness and altered mobility caused by accident, illness or degeneration. Traction, mobilisation and manipulation of vertebral and limb/jaw joints are also utilised. Physiotherapists are able to refer clients for some diagnostic procedures such as x-rays.

Remedial massage therapy is a hands on treatment to soft tissue restoring function, relieving pain, decreasing muscle tension and/or spasm to improve physical or athletic performance and promote healing. Remedial massage therapy stimulates circulation and local blood flow.

Both Physiotherapists and Remedial Massage Therapists are able to prescribe stretches, strengthening exercises, postural training and balance exercises.

How long is an appointment?

Physiotherapy sessions are 30 minutes long and Remedial Massage sessions can be in 30 minute or 1 hour sessions.

Do I need to bring anything?

If you have any relevant x-rays, scans or other reports, it would be beneficial to bring them with you.

Are rebates available?

Rebates are available on all our services through your private health insurance. The entitlements of rebates are dependent on an individual’s private health cover and level of the “extras” packages chosen. We have the HICAPS system and can process your claim on the spot. We recommend that you contact your insurer for more information regarding your rebate.

Do you have cancellation policy?

Yes we do require at least 2 hours notice if you are no able to make your appointment. This enables us to use that time to treat someone else who requires it. A fee may be charged if you fail to comply.

Do you see Workcover, Vet affairs and Insurance patients?

Yes we do.

Can I come if I’m pregnant?

Yes. In fact physiotherapy, during and after pregnancy, can not only be a great source of natural pain relief but also great for strengthening, education and posture. Also, our physiotherapists are trained to help treat pelvic floor dysfunction or incontinence issue.

What are the advantages of choosing Clinical Pilates over “Regular” Pilates (such as gym based Pilates classes)?

  • Run by experienced physiotherapists with specialised training in Pilates methodology
  • Classes are small – a maximum of 3-4 per class allowing for plenty of 1:1 attention
  • Importantly, each participant gets an individualised program specific to their needs.
  • Private Health insurance can be used to claim on the cost of the class.

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All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy
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