Physio Cure

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

At Physio Cure we aim to deliver a transparent range of services to our valued customers living and working throughout Melbourne. To guarantee that you make an informed choice our physical therapists have collected some of the questions we get asked to most and provided the answers to them. If you have a question that isn’t answered here feel free to give us a call on 9525 6077 and one of our professionals will get back to you promptly.

In the majority of cases NO! Physiotherapists are Primary Health Practitioners and can consult without a referral. You may need a referral in some instances if you intend to claim a Care Plan or EPC consultation or you are a DVA patient.
Gap fees are applicable for those with Private Health funds which do vary. Please contact our friendly staff on (03) 9525 6077 for a quote of your costs. NO GAP is payable for EPC or Care Plan patients, Worksafe or TAC patients or DVA patients.
We do accept all private health funds and have on the spot HiCaps claiming, just bring in your card.
A friendly face to greet you and welcome you to our clinic. An experienced physio who is keen and more than willing to help you achieve your goals. A thorough assessment over 20-30 minutes to get to know your concerns. Treatment and Reassessment to ensure we are on the right track. Realistic and customised exercises sent straight to your phone to improve your function. A clear plan to follow to get the best outcome moving forward
Ideally, wear loose and comfortable clothing. Depending on the treatment, your physio/ massage therapist may require you to remove a layer of clothing. If possible, wear shorts if you have a lower limb injury, and your gym shoes, or a singlet.
If you have a chronic condition or illness, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate for your physiotherapy or podiatry treatment. Under the Government’s Chronic Disease Management scheme (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC), certain individuals are entitled to a Medicare rebate for a total of five allied health provider visits each calendar year. Physiotherapy and podiatry are among the services included in this scheme.
Pilates is one of the most beneficial forms of pre and postnatal exercise! However, please speak to your doctor first, and alert your instructor/physiotherapist to your situation as adjustments may need to be made. In some cases, an initial one-to-one assessment may be required.
We definitely do, call up our helpful reception staff with your details and they will organise an appointment for you. (Note: for Medicare, Workcover and TAC, Physio Cure offers a longer session for you, there will be a small out of pocket cost, call for more information)
We do get very busy, but can generally squeeze you in within a 24 hour period. If you have a particular time frame that you prefer, it is best to book in advance.

No. A doctor’s referral is unnecessary for treatment with practitioners at Physical Healthcare.

Yes. Private health rebates are available at the time of consultation if you bring your current health insurance card and have the appropriate extra’s option.

An initial physiotherapy appointment includes thorough assessment and treatment of your injury and will take approximately 40 minutes. Subsequent appointments take up to 20 minutes. Podiatry appointments generally take 30 minutes. This may vary depending on procedures required.

Any referrals, x-ray or scan results relating to your injury, pension card or health insurance card.

We regret keeping our patients waiting, therefore arriving late may shorten your treatment time.

Yes. If your doctor deems that you are eligible they can complete the necessary paperwork and referral to either physiotherapy or podiatry. This will entitle you to up yo 5 visits per calendar year.

Yes. If your doctor deems that you are eligible they can complete the necessary paperwork and referral to either physiotherapy or podiatry. This will entitle you to up yo 5 visits per calendar year.

 

Yes. If you have been injured in a transport accident, the TAC can cover your physiotherapy sessions, no referral is required.

 
 

Yes. We can treat work cover patients provided you have a doctor’s work cover certificate indicating referral to physiotherapy and your insurer has accepted liability.