Physiotherapists at OPSMC have a special interest in the assessment and management of sporting and non-sporting musculoskeletal injuries, as well as post-operative rehabilitation. Many of the physiotherapists practicing at OPSMC have sports-specific or condition specific specialities.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Physiotherapists are trained in the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injury and are often the first port of call for the injured athlete. Physiotherapists are an important part of the rehabilitation team and can refer to other disciplines if required, and are often referred to via the General Practitioner or Sports Medicine Physician.
Physiotherapy management may include:
- Joint mobilisation, and manipulation
- Soft tissue massage and stretching
- Dry needling
- Taping and bracing
- Exercise programs for rehabilitation and injury prevention
- Postural assessment and corrective exercise including Clinical Pilates
- Specific sports musculoskeletal screening for enhanced performance and injury prevention
- Referral to other allied health and/or medical practitioners
- Real Time Ultrasound assessment and retraining
- Electrotherapy modalities
Our physiotherapists are specialised in creating the right rehabilitation program for you and this may include the development of a Clinical Pilates program (see our web page) home program, or gym program that can be performed in your local gym or in our purpose built rehabilitation gym in our Olympic Park Campus.
OPSMC offers physiotherapy services at its Olympic Park and Geelong Campuses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a referral?
Physiotherapists commonly assess and treat injuries without the need for referral from a GP or specialist.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring comfortable / appropriate clothing. In the case of lower limb injury, you may wish to bring your own shorts.
How long will the session take?
Most sessions are of 30 minutes’ duration, but may on request be an hour depending on the complexity or number of conditions to be treated. It is suggested that clients who are visiting from regional areas may request a double session for this reason.
Can I get a rebate?
Patients who have a chronic medical condition and complex care needs may be eligible for Chronic Disease Management (CDM) rebate through Medicare. (Formerly known as an EPC plan). CDM services and Team Care arrangements (TCA) are arranged by a patient’s G.P. Please discuss your suitability for this plan with your G.P. Present any CDM/TCA plan to your Physiotherapist at the time of consultation. A gap fee will apply.
Is this service covered by Private Health Insurance?
Patients with Private Health Insurance that include ‘Extras Cover’ may be covered for Physiotherapy services. Please check with your health fund. Gym programs carried out on-site in our gym are supervised and may also be covered depending on your individual level of cover.
Can a Physiotherapist refer me for rebateable radiology services?
Physiotherapists are able refer for rebateable X-rays for selected regions of the body. Physiotherapists may refer for MRI or ultrasound, but without rebate.
Do you see TAC & WorkCover patients?
TAC and WorkCover funded clients are welcome – you are required to pay on the day, and claim from the insurer. There may be a gap payment required.
How much notice do you require if I need to cancel an appointment?
We require 24 hours’ notice of change of appointment/cancellation, otherwise a cancellation fee may apply.