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What is Physiotherapy?

Thomastown physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help them to get – and stay – well. 

Using advanced techniques and evidence-based care, Thomastown physios assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Thomastown physiotherapy helps to repair damage, reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. Our experienced physios also provide rehabilitation after accidents, help to manage symptoms of chronic diseases and provide patient and carer education to optimise treatment outcomes.

Our Soaring Health Thomastown physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health clinicians to plan and manage treatment. GPs refer more patients to physiotherapists than any other healthcare profession.



What does a typical physiotherapy consultation involve?

Each session with a Thomastown physiotherapist is unique to a patient’s needs and health status. However, a ‘typical’ session may involve:

  • Assessing and diagnosing the patient’s condition and needs
  • Working with the patient to set and attain goals—from maintaining mobility and independence in aged care to running a marathon
  • Developing a treatment or prevention plan that will take into account lifestyle, activities and general health
  • Prescribing exercise and physical aids if required



Will I have to do homework?

Self-management is an integral part of your physiotherapy program, both for expediting recovery and preventing injury recurrence by correcting the conditions that may have led to, or worsened, your condition. Your physio will teach you optimal postures, discuss ergonomic setups (such as desk and chair height) and prescribe a program of exercises to help you recover quickly and give you exercises and strategies to help you to manage your condition long term. To maintain optimal movement and function and prevent injury recurrence, your physio may recommend complementing home exercises with regular clinical Pilates in a group or one-to-one setting.

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How does hydrotherapy complement hands-on physio techniques?

Hydrotherapy enables the implementation of exercise programs without straining or loading certain parts of the body as they would be on land, meaning injured people can undertake a recovery-focused exercise program they would not otherwise be able to tolerate.

Private health insurance:

Is physio treatment subsidised?

If you have private health insurance, instant health insurance rebates are available using hi-caps. You will need to bring your valid private health insurance card to your appointment to claim. Otherwise you can take your paid invoice and claim it online.

TAC and WorkCover:

At Soaring Health Thomastown physiotherapy, we accept all approved TAC and WorkCover clients. We bill third party payers directly so you don’t have to.

CDM plans:

If you have a chronic medical condition and are under a CDM, Medicare may fund a rebate towards your physiotherapy visits. Your doctor will specify the number of physiotherapy visits to be covered by the plan.

 

NDIS:

Our dedicated community division provides physiotherapy tailored to the needs of clients with disabilities. We are NDIS-registered and bill NDIS directly, so you won’t pay fees out of pocket.

What is women's health physiotherapy? Women’s health physiotherapy helps to repair and prevent female-specific musculoskeletal dysfunction related to key life stages – from preparing the body for a hassle-free pregnancy and minimising the risk of post-partum complications to facilitating healthy breastfeeding and fast-tracking a new mum’s return to a ‘pre-baby body’ and regular exercise. Where childbirth has caused excessive stretching or tearing, or prolapse, women’s health physio is the gold standard for rehabilitation. For healthy women in their 20s and 30s, women’s physio can prevent dysfunction and symptoms that may become evident at menopause – such as incontinence caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. Women’s physio can also diagnose and address conditions that cause sexual pain such as vaginismus.

How can physiotherapy help children? Suitable for both injuries and correcting developmental dysfunction such as impaired gait, Soaring Health Thomastown physios provide fun and realistic treatment and management plans that set children up for optimal long-term musculoskeletal health.

What qualifications should I look for in a physio? Practising physiotherapists in Australia must have completed a tertiary qualification in physiotherapy such as a Bachelor of Physiotherapy or Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from an institution accredited by the Australian Physiotherapy Council. By law, Australian physiotherapists must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia before they can practice. In addition, all registered physiotherapists are required to undertake 20 hours of Continued Professional Development (CPD) each year to ensure that they remain up to date with the latest evidence and clinical best practice.

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