Berkeley Vale Physiotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will a consultation take?

Your initial consultation can take up to 45 minutes (depending on the nature and complexity of treatment required). Standard consultations are 30 minutes. All consultations are one on one with the physiotherapist. Our physiotherapists pride themselves on running to time, so please be on time for your appointment in order for them to maintain this standard.

Do you Bulk Bill?

A Medicare rebate is only available if you have an EPC/CMD (Enhanced Primary Care/Chronic Disease Management) referral from your doctor. There will be a small gap after the rebate is claimed. In order for us to process your rebate on the spot, you will need to bring an EFTPOS card with you. Full payment is required at the time of consultation. Please feel free to contact us to discuss further, or if you have extenuating circumstances that we may consider.

Is there parking available?

There is parking in the complex in which we are located. Please be aware that certain times of the day are busier than others. It is advisable to allow a little extra time for parking. There are 2 disabled spaces available also.

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Please bring any scans you may have had done and any doctors notes that you may have. Don't worry if you do not have any of these things, you can still attend physiotherapy for treatment.

Do I need a referral?

A referral is typically not required to see the physiotherapist. A referral is required for a Medicare rebate, however, these are generally only available for chronic and long term conditions (see Bulk Billing question above).

Do you see Workers Compensation / 3rd Party (CTP) referrals?

Yes. Please let us know at the time of booking and bring any referrals and claim details with you to your first appointment.

Do you see DVA referrals?

Yes. Please let us know at the time of booking and bring your D904 referral and DVA number with you to your first appointment.

What should I expect?

Each visit starts with an evaluation. This includes a brief question/answer session, typically followed by some physical tests. Treatments usually consist of a "hands-on" component (localised massage and joint mobilisations), education regarding your problem, and a targeted exercise program. Loose clothing is preferable, as this will make treatment easier. Gowns and shorts are available, if required for your consultation.

Will I get exercises to do?

It is likely that you will be given exercises to do to aid in your recovery. These will be explained to you during your consultation. It is important that you attempt the exercises given as this will greatly increase your overall health and reduce your recovery time.

Do you do acupuncture?

Yes - we do Trigger Point Dry Needling, which is a form of Western acupuncture. Dry needling is optional, and if you have a fear of needles, we will not recommend this. Dry needling can be very beneficial as part of your overall treatment plan but is not performed in isolation.

Please feel free to contact us anytime if you any questions or concerns about attending our clinic. Our friendly staff are always willing to assist in any way to make your visit as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

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