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Frequently asked questions- 123 PHYSIO In Northmead

For bookings and general enquiries please phone 02 9890 7887
For physio-related and business enquiries please phone our manager on 0488 887 665

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a health profession provides treatment of the muscles, joints, soft tissues and movements of the body. Physiotherapists are highly skilled and trained in the musculoskeletal and neurological systems; they employ unique hands-on techniques in association with proven modalities and individualized exercise programs to treat patients with pain and injuries.

When should I see a physiotherapist?
• If you have sustained an injury or if you are having an orthopedic surgery
• If you have swelling, bruising or deformity of a body part
• If you are experiencing joint stiffness, pain or ache (particularly if longer than 3 days)
• If you are limping, protecting a limb due to pain or feel that your limbs give way
• If you have postural problems or if you suffer spinal pain ie neck and back pain
• If you need advice on improving your strength, flexibility, balance or fitness
• If you wish to maximise your sporting performance
In general, if you are unsure, it is always better to consult your doctor rather than not seek advice.

Do I need to see my Doctor before starting Physiotherapy?
In Australia, Physiotherapists are Primary Care Clinicians qualified and skilled in the management of the musculoskeletal system. You do not need a referral to see a physiotherapist, however, your physiotherapist will normally contact your GP so that they are informed about your condition and progress. It is a good idea to see you doctor before seeing a physiotherapist. Your GP will help identify any crucial information that can assist the physiotherapist plan your treatment course. You may be eligible for complimentary physiotherapy treatment under medicare if you meet certain criteria and are referred by your GP. If you are seen under Workers¡¯ Compensation, car accident (CTP) or Veterans¡¯ Affairs, then a referral is also required from your GP.
What should I bring and wear on my first visit?
It will be helpful if you bring your own shorts and singlets for the treatment. Bring along a letter or referral from your GP or surgeon if you have one. If you have any X-rays, CT-scans or MRI scans that are relevant to your injury bring those too.

What is the cancellation policy?
If you cannot keep your appointment, please call us as soon as possible. Should you cancel a session with less than 24 hours notice, you will then be liable for a small cancellation fee. If you miss a session without notice you will be charged the full fee for that session.

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