Frequently Asked Questions
Physiotherapy involves assisting people speedily return to their full function after an injury or illness. Following a thorough assessment, treatment will involve education regarding the nature of your injury, and may include hands-on treatment and/or an active exercise regime.
At Camperdown Physiotherapy, we stay up-to-date with proven approaches, without being drawn into “flavour of the month” options. If you are not sure if Physiotherapy is appropriate for your condition, please call and ask us.
You do not need a doctor’s referral to see one of our Physiotherapists.
The first session will be both an assessment of your injury and with an individualised treatment provided as well.
Medicare only provides a rebate for physiotherapy treatment when referral is made by your GP under the Enhanced Primary Care programme. Access to this programme is only for a limited range of injury conditions and there is a medicare rebate for ONLY 5 sessions per year. The Medicare rebate is currently $54.60
Yes! We accept all Private Health Insurance funds. You will need to bring your physical Private Health card to process the claim through our HICAPS machine. You then need only pay the gap that the health fund does not cover.
Please bring relevant x-rays, reports of imaging, or letters from doctors. It might be helpful to come in comfortable clothing which allows access to your injured area.
Yes! All of our appointments are one-on-one, and our Physiotherapists only treat one person at a time.
Initial Standard Physiotherapy appointments are 30 minutes.
Initial Pain Management Physiotherapy appointments are 1 hour.
Initial Hand Physiotherapy appointments are 45 minutes.
All follow up appointments are 30 minutes.
If you are unsure how long you will need for an appointment, please call us to discuss.
We are located in Newtown, and close to RPA Hospital. If you are driving, allow time for parking.
The main roads are meter parking. The “back streets” are 2 hour parking and are close to our practice. Good options are: Susan, O’Connell, Campbell, Egan, Hordern, Church, or Prospect streets.
There is paid parking available in the basement of our building. This can be quite expensive (but a bit cheaper if you pre-pay).