FAQs

Below is a list of the most common questions we are asked. If you can't find the answer to your question, please contact us on (03)94198064 or email: office@vicparadephysio.com.au

Does my private health insurance contribute anything to my physiotherapy visit?

If you have exras on your health fund you should be given a rebate from the health fund but the amount will vary according to which fund you are in and what level of table you are in. Bring your membership card and we can process the fee through our HICAPS machine directly.

Will you be communicating with my doctor about my injury/condition?

If your doctor is aware of you injury /condition or has referred you , a letter will be sent to keep him/her up to date with your progress.

Do I need to have xrays or scans before I come to a physiotherapist?

No, itís not necessary but if you have already had them taken, bring the results along. If the physiotherapist has concerns, investigations can be requested later.

I donít like having my neck clicked or manipulated. How would a physiotherapist treat my neck or back?

Physiotherapists have a wide range of skills to treat the spine, including gentle mobilisations, soft tissue stretching, massage of tight structures and teaching you, the patient, ways of exercising to improve the condition.

How soon after a sports injuries should I start physiotherapy?

It is likely you will have a faster recovery if you start physiotherapy treatment within 24 to 48 hours after the injury. By following a RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation ) program immediately and delaying using anti-inflammatory medication, you will be able to assist your early recovery so that further damage will be avoided until you see the physiotherapist.

If I have surgery on my jaw joint, how long should I leave it before I start physiotherapy for my rehabilitation?

If you have an arthroscopy , you should have your first visit about 5 to 7 days later. If you have open surgery (an arthroplasty or a joint replacement) it is best to start 10 to 14 days after the surgery although some patients who live interstate or in the country regions are welcome to come earlier before they return home and a plan can be provided for their local physiotherapist .

APA

Physiotherapy
Physical Therapy
We treat a range of musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and associated conditions.
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
Our physiotherapy techniques will assist you in achieving maximal recovery from your injuries.
TMJ
Body Mechanics
Jaw and facial pain, known as TMJ disorders especially associated with facial injuries or with habits of clenching or grinding of the teeth