ARE YOU IN PAIN AND LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION?
Physio Fit Adelaide proudly offers quality care to the local Modbury, Findon, Flinders Park, Seaton, West Lakes, Beverley, Hope Valley & Para Vista residents.
Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their clients, assisting them to overcome pain or conditions which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CONSULT
At Physio Fit, we allocate 60 and 30 minutes for initial and subsequent physiotherapy sessions respectively in order for us to be able to assess all aspects of your condition with the aim to find the underlying cause; not to just treat the symptoms.
Your detailed assessment may include;
- Muscle strength, control, power and endurance tests
- Flexibility and joint range of motion measures
- Video recording and biomechanical analysis
- Functional movement assessments
- Sport-specific screenings
If you’re not assessing, then you’re guessing…
A common complaint that we unfortunately hear is that our clients’ previous health professional did not spend enough time with them or didn’t spend the time listening to their specific problems; treating them as though they were just another number on a production line. At Physio Fit we ensure that we give you and your condition the time it deserves as we are passionate about you returning to the activities you love pain free.
Physiotherapy is an effective, evidence based treatment option for a variety of musculoskeletal or painful conditions. Treatments consist of manual therapies in conjunction with an appropriate rehabilitation program. Hands on manual therapies involve joint mobilisation, joint manipulation and soft tissue massage. These are used to help manage stiff joints and tight muscles in the short term, providing initial pain relief. Exercise rehabilitation programs look to improve the strength and flexibility of problem areas, providing more long-term relief and preventing injuries from reoccurring. Other treatment techniques used to facilitate recovery include dry needling, kinesiology taping (Rock Tape), sports taping, and muscle energy techniques (METs).
A combination of these treatments has been found to work effectively for clients with musculoskeletal (muscle and joint pain) and sports injuries. Reducing pain whilst restoring your body’s function and well-being allows you to get back to your very best – whether that is enjoying sport and fitness, getting back to work again or simply carrying out everyday activities without pain!
Whether your goal is to add 10kgs to your squat or to simply be able to play with your children, our physiotherapists can assist in developing an exercise program that is appropriate for your current level of health and fitness.
Your Physiotherapy appointment will consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how your problem has presented and how it affects your life.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray or ultrasound.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors to your injury – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This will allow us to create a personalised management plan, in which we will encompass your goals, a clear diagnosis and a time frame to achieve these within.
We are passionate about what we do and we are here to guide you every step of the way!
Appropriate Clothing – We may be getting you to do some exercise as part of your assessment. Please, dress appropriately for this if possible.
Previous Medical Imaging Results – If you have had any imaging done for your current injury, please bring these along to your appointment. If you don’t have access to them, that’s completely fine - we will be able to access them if we need to.
Referral – A referral isn’t required to see a physiotherapist privately. However, if you are part of the Medicare EPC, DVA, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance programs, you will need to bring your referral on the day.
Private Health Insurance Card – We require you to have your Private Health Insurance card with you to claim your rebate on the spot through HICAPS.
If you are a private physiotherapy client then no referral is required and you can book in as soon as it fits into your schedule. If you have an injury which is covered by either DVA, Medicare EPC, Work Cover or Third Party Insurance programs, then you will need to bring this along; otherwise you can pay the full appointment fee and claim back later from the relevant program above.
We have HICAPS terminals at both of our clinics which allows us to process your private health insurance claim on the spot, meaning that you only have to pay the ‘gap’ remaining.