Frequenty asked questions about Nambucca Heads Physiotherapy
Please don't hesitate to call us if you have any other questions that are unanswered here.
Nambucca Heads: (02) 6568 7700 or Fax (02) 6568 5853
Stuarts Point: (02) 6569 0888
What Is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy helps to optimise your body's functional ability by using a variety of techniques to help your muscles and joints and nerves work to their full potential.
It can repair damage following injury by speeding up the healing process and reducing stiffness and pain.
Physiotherapists play an important role in maintaining an optimum level of physical conditioning through every phase of life.
Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
No — you do not require a referral to see us if you are a private patient.
However, you will need a referral from a doctor if you are covered by Veteran's affairs, Workers Compensation, the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care scheme, or Compulsory Third Party.
What should I bring to my appointment?
- Referral paperwork
- Relevant X-ray / CT / ultrasound reports (if you have them)
- Your health fund card to claim your rebate here at the practice
- Any walking aids or assistive devices you normally use
What should I wear to a physiotherapy consultation?
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. We provide gowns for our patients if necessary.
How long will my appointment be?
An initial consultation will normally take approximately one hour.
A follow-up consultation will normally take around 45 minutes
How many treatments will I need?
Your treatment schedule will depend on your injury and your goals for recovery. Your physiotherapist will always discuss the plan for future treatment and organise a schedule to suit you.
Can I claim my health fund rebate at the practice?
Yes! We have a HICAPS terminal here at the practice in Nambucca Heads and you can claim your health fund rebate at the time of payment.
We do not have HICAPS facilities at the Stuarts Point practice.