Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?

A medical referral is not required to see a Physiotherapist, Myotherapist or Massage therapist unless you are claiming the injury through a third party provider such as Workcover, TAC or Veterans Affairs. Please do bring any scans including Xrays, MRIs and CTs to your initial appointment.

Does Medicare cover my treatment?

Medicare does not generally cover Physiotherapy, Myotherapy, Remedial Massage or Clinical Pilates. However, the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) scheme now permits your GP to request up to five allied health services per year on referral. Please discuss this option with either your Physiotherapist or GP.

Do you treat Workcover and TAC patients?

Yes we do, however Workcover and TAC may only partially cover the cost of services at this clinic and patients are required to have a referral from their treating doctor. All patients are responsible for the full payment of their consultation. You will be provided with a receipt that you can present for reimbursement with your third party insurer.

What are the terms for payment and cancellation?

Payment in full is required at the time of consultation for any service. Cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard and Amex are accepted. If you need to cancel your appointment, it is our policy that you provide at least 24 hours’ notice if possible, otherwise a cancellation fee may be applied.

How long does an appointment take?

Initial Physiotherapy sessions are 45 mins. Initial Myotherapy and Remedial Massage consultations are 45 mins or 60 minutes – depending on the areas that you require treatment. Running Analysis, Initial Pilates and Pregnancy Massage consultations are 60 mins.

Follow up appointments can vary between 30mins- 60 mins depending on the service and how many areas you may need treated.

How can I make an appointment?

You can make an appointment online via our website, by phone (03) 9670 7041, or by emailing  info@flexphysio.com.au. If you would like us to call you back please complete our online form and we’ll happily give you a call to discuss your injury.

Will my appointment be covered under my private health insurance?

This will depend on your policy. Most policies with extras cover will provide a rebate for Physiotherapy, Clinical Pilates and Myotherapy or Remedial Massage. At Flex Sports Physiotherapy you can process your health claim immediately in the clinic using HICAPS.

What do I bring to my appointment?

Please bring any referral letters and relevant test results such as X-rays, MRI or CT reports.

 

Do you have facilities to get changed and store my belongings?

Yes we do – we have on site change rooms, lockers and hanging space to store your clothing and belongings securely.

What is the difference between Clinical Pilates and Rehab Pilates?

Clinical Pilates is conducted by our Physiotherapists who have high levels of expertise aimed at injury prevention and rehabilitation.  Our Clinical pilates classes are designed to help clients recover from injury or manage chronic musculoskeletal problems. Clinical Pilates group classes are conducted with one instructor to a maximum of 3 clients and are claimable with your private health insurance.

Rehab Pilates is aimed at general fitness and injury prevention. Often our clients progress to Rehab Pilates once they have achieved resolution of their initial condition or if they are looking for a more challenging class.

Our Rehab Pilates classes develop muscle tone, postural alignment, flexibility and core strength, using a variety of equipment. Rehab Pilates group classes are conducted with one instructor to a maximum of 3 clients and are not claimable with private health insurance.

Our Physiotherapists and Rehab Pilates Instructors work closely together to ensure we provide a team approach to your care.

How long before I see results with pilates?

Results will depend on your particular injury, but as a general rule most people who participate in pilates 1-2 times a week will see initial improvements after 6 weeks and significant improvement within 12 weeks.

We take a range of measures to test your strength, flexibility and movement control before you start so that your program can be tailored to your needs. These measures are reviewed over time to ensure you are continuing to improve and benefit, and to further tailor your program.

What should I expect during my appointment

For any of our services at Flex, you can expect a comprehensive interview about your injury or condition so that you can fully explain how it affects you. Your practitioner will ask questions to help them understand your injury history and health and help form a diagnosis. Your practitioner will conduct a series of tests to form an objective assessment and will explain their findings to you in terms you can understand. You will be provided with a diagnosis and treatment plan, and will receive hands on treatment including a home exercise or management plan where appropriate so that you can start your process to recovery. You can expect to feel understood, respected and cared for – we are your team.

Call or Book Online 24/7

For your convenience we offer 24/7 online appointment bookings. If you would like to ask us a question or prefer to book over the phone, please feel free to send us an email or call us.

03 9670 7041

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