What is a physiotherapist?
Physio’s are experts in assessing, diagnosing and managing muscle and joint related injury, pain, and dysfunction. We understand how the body should be working to achieve optimal function, and advise on optimal movement and function to avoid acute injury, as well as work and postural related pain and injury.
Physio’s use a combination on hands on manual therapy, exercise therapy, dry needling / acupuncture, advice, education, taping and electro therapeutic modalities to relieve pain, guide rehabilitation from injury, disease, and maintain optimal strength, flexibility, performance, and health.
Why choose us?
At dynamic motion, you are not just a number on the books. Everyone is different, with a different story and different needs.
Our therapists are extremely passionate about working closely with each individual, to ensure your personal goals and desired outcomes are achieved.
Whether it be operating day to day pain free, or improving elite athletic performance, our highly skilled team will guide, and empower you to be in control of your own movement and health.
We look forward to seeing you in the clinic and working with you towards better health. Have an active day!
Why see a physiotherapist?
- Relieve and manage neck pain
- Relieve and manage lower back pain
- Improve posture and avoid work related postural pain.
- Relieve and manage Headache and dizziness
- Relieve and manage jaw pain and dysfunction
- Assess and diagnose acute sporting injuries (muscle tears, joint sprains etc)
- Relieve and improve joint pain
- Relieve and manage pain related to arthritis
- Post surgical rehabilitation (Knee, hop, shoulder, spinal)
- Pre surgical strengthening to aid speed up post surgical recovery (Pre-habilitation)
- Improve general strength and conditioning
- Avoid falls and improve balance and mobility
- Improve Bone strength to manage osteoporosis / osteopenia
- Improve sporting performance. Including sports specific video analysis
- Sports and injury specific taping to avoid injury and improve performance
- Work related injury – RSI, Postural, ergonomic assessment and advice.
If any of the above applies to you, do seek advice from your nearest Active Physiotherapy clinic, it is better to seek help from a medical profession rather than to ignore the symptoms.
What conditions are commonly treated by a physiotherapist?
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Postural Pain and dysfunction
- Sacro-Iliac Joint pain and dysfunction
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ / Jaw pain and Dysfunction)
- Headache and dizzyness
- Post surgical Rehabilitation (knee reconstruction, spinal surgery, shoulder surgery)
- Prehabilitation prior to surgery (readiness for surgery top speed up post operative recovery)
- Musculoskeletal injury: Muscle strains, joint sprains etc
- Acute sporting injuries
- Poor Flexibility
- Shoulder related pain and dysfunction (rotator cuff tear, shoulder instability)
- Lung and chest conditions – COPD, bronchiectasis, chronic bronchitis, etc.
- Neurological conditions
- Chronic Disease management
- Poor balance and mobility
- Knee pain
- Hip pain and dysfunction
- Women’s health – incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction
How long is a physiotherapist appointment and how many sessions will be required?
- Your Initial assessment will be 30 -40 mins
- Your Standard Physiotherapy session following your first appointment will be around 30 minutes.
- Long or extended 60 minute consultations are also available, these are advisable if you are wanting to have more than one area assessed or treated, or wanting more one on one time with the physiotherapist.
- Initial pilates assessments are 60 minutes long, as this is a very comprehensive assessment.
- Following your initial meeting, your Physiotherapist will give you an individualised plan, outlining estimated sessions required needed for you recovery as well as a personalised plan to get you back on you way to optimum health. This will likely include some form of manual or hands on therapy from our physio’s, strengthening and mobility exercises, and education or advise on best management strategies.
Will I need a referral from my doctor for physiotherapy?
PRIVATE PHYSIOTHERAPY: No, you do not need a referral from your doctor to see a physiotherapist
WORK COVER AND CTP: Yes, you will need a doctor’s referral and a claim number if you wish to claim treatment via a third party insurer for a work elated or motor vehicle injury.
MEDICARE / EPC: YES, if you wish to seek treatment under the Medicare EPC scheme then you will need a doctor’s referral letter. If you have 2 or more chronic health conditions, you may be eligible for a referral from your GP via this pathway. Ask your GP for further information.
DVA / Veteran Affairs Patients YES, you will Need A Doctor’s Referral (specifically a D904 referral). This will entitle you to receive clinically necessary physiotherapy services for 12 months. This referral simply needs to be renewed by your GP every 12 months.
Type 2 Diabetes Referral (T2DM): Yes you will need a GP referral to undertake our diabetes programs. This will entitle you to one initial assessment and 8 group exercise sessions led by a university qualifies exercise physiologist.
Do we have HICAPS and can I use private health insurance for physiotherapy and Allied Health treatment?
Yes, we have HICAPS available.
If you are in a fund, you will be able to claim your rebate on the spot, meaning you will only be charged the gap.
This will vary between health fund providers and level of cover. If you ae unsure of what benefits your fund entitles you to, we recommend you call them prior to seeking treatment to ensure you are covered for physiotherapy and allied health.
Is physiotherapy covered by Medicare?
Yes. Dependent on circumstance, Medicare will refund $52.95 for 5 physiotherapy sessions annually as detailed through the Enhanced Primary Care Initiative. However, do note that this treatment is for those with prolonged or complicated medical conditions and you must be referred by your doctor as not everyone is suitable.
Do we treat work cover and motor vehicle injuries covered by third party insurers?
Yes, All you will require is a claim number from your insurer.
At Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy, our spacious fully equip gym, makes us the ideal location to administer functional return to work programs, and return injured workers back to optimal function in the quickest possible time frame.
Our multidisciplinary team also allow us the opportunity to offer combination therapy, including exercise, manual therapy, and pilates courses to ensure the injured worker is transitioned back into work efficiently and able to self manage and avoid re- injury.
What should I expect during my physiotherapy appointment?
You will be asked to describe your symptoms so the Physiotherapist understands what is causing you pain or what your needs are (e.g., if you want to improve your sporting performance). Your Physiotherapist will take notes about your medical history and your lifestyle and what you want to achieve from your sessions. You will then be assessed for your muscular, joint and nerve strength and mobility as well as other small tests to understand how your pain is inhibiting your body’s ability to function normally. As a suggestion, come in suitable clothes as you may need to get undressed to present the area of concern.
Following this assessment, your Physiotherapist will be able to diagnose the problem and work out a course of action for treating you – your first session of treatment may even happen at your initial assessment. You will be consulted every step of the way so that you are able to agree steps to be taken such as exercises, manual stimulation and other therapies to aid recovery. Your Physiotherapist will also discuss with you how to manage your issue and how to avoid it happening again, with careful guidance. As well as your Physiotherapist giving you an idea as to how many appointments you will need for treatment to be effective, your progress will be periodically monitored to ensure its success
What should I bring with me to my physiotherapy appointment?
- Any relevant scans or medical documentation such as letters from your doctor, scans etc.
- Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing (e.g., tracksuit/ shorts), you should be able to move around freely and it is helpful to your therapist if they can gain easy access to the areas of concern.
- For sporting injury or if you are striving to achieve optimum fitness, we suggest you bring your trainers or playing boots as these are sometimes the cause of injury or inhibiting performance.
- If you or your child is under 16 and a patient, please be accompanied by your parent/guardian, thank you.
How do I get to Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy and can I park there?
Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy has fantastic, convenient access.
Our patients are welcome to park in our private car park at the rear of the practice.
There is also parking available directly in front of the practice (30 minute spots), and in the community car park also at the rear of the practice (2hours).
We are also directly across the road (1 minute walk) from Asquith train station.
What services do Dynamic Motion Physiotherapy offer?
- Clinical Physio Pilates
- Exercise Physiology
- Remedial Massage Therapy
- Seniors Group Exercise Programs – Fully supervised by our exercise physiologists
- Fit 4 Life Exercise Programs – Minimally supervised exercise programs tailored by our Exercise Physiologists to the health and injury needs of each individual.
- Fully equip rehabilitation Gym
- Type 2 Diabetes exercise and education programs