Our physiotherapy team can help you to manage injury and physical problems. They will work together with you to achieve your personal goals.
Our physiotherapists can treat and improve the following health conditions:
- Chronic pain, arthritis and pain in muscles and joints
- Walking or mobility difficulties
- Reduced balance or falls
- Neurological conditions, including stroke, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis
- Lung and respiratory conditions
- Reduced physical condition, muscle weakness and joint stiffening
- New injuries and flare-ups
- Men’s or women’s health problems.
Physiotherapy Services can vary from short to medium term in length, depending on the condition.
Keeping active at home
This video will give you some exercise ideas to do from home, it’s been developed by physiotherapists from around Australia with clinical and academic expertise in exercise and other forms of physical activity for older people and people with mobility limitations.
Physiotherapy for back pain
Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physiotherapist.
A physiotherapist will assess your back pain and give you education and treatment to reduce your pain and help you get back to doing the things you want to do. We will let you know what you can do and what to avoid or modify to speed up your recovery.
Treatment will usually include supervised exercise to get you moving, and may also include hands-on treatment to settle symptoms. It is important not to avoid all movement as this will not decrease your pain and can actually make it worse.
Our physiotherapists tailor to your needs
There is a strong emphasis on self-management. Exercises prescribed by your physiotherapists play a crucial role in the management of your condition. Your individual program may include a referral to one of our various health and exercise groups.
Our physiotherapy services
- Goal setting
- Exercise programs
- Post-surgery rehabiliation
- Prescription and education in the use of walking aids
- Equipment prescription
- Self-management support.
How to make an appointment for physiotherapy services
Our Physiotherapy services are available at the following locations:
Fees and payments
We offer physiotherapy services for all members of the community. Some of our services prioritise access to people and families with greater health, economic and social needs. We set the costs of our services based on income ranges. These income ranges are based on the Centrelink Income Test for pensioners. See our current income tables
If you are registered with NDIS or have a level 3 to 4 aged care package, your physiotherapy costs should be covered by your NDIS Plan or aged care package.
If you have a chronic disease, a referral from your doctor may provide faster access to physiotherapy treatment, at a lower cost to you.
If you want to talk to someone about fees, please call 03 9810 3000. We are here to help find the best solution for you.
The physiotherapy team at Access Health and Community is made up of experienced clinicians who have expertise in:
- Arthritis care
- Complex disability
- Dry needling
- Exercise programs; individual and group
- Joint mobilisation
- Neurological care
- Pain prevention
- Women’s health
- Warm water programs.
Our physiotherapists work with you to achieve your health goals.
Can medicare help me pay for my Physiotherapy?
You can receive a government subsidy for your physiotherapy treatment, if funded by a GP Management Plan and Team Care arrangement.
You will need to see your doctor for a referral and ask to see the Access Health and Community physiotherapist.
How are physiotherapists trained and registered to practice?
A physiotherapist generally needs to complete either a bachelor or post-graduate degree.
Once qualified, physiotherapists must register through the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, and practicing physiotherapists must maintain registration through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Physiotherapists are required to meet ongoing professional development targets related to their area of practice.