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.
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.
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.
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.