Frequently Asked Questions
In this section you'll discover the answers to your burning questions when it comes to working with us at Addlife Physio to help you get back to your best fast...
Read on to get your questions answered...
What is a Physiotherapist?
Physiotherapists are university trained and are experts in injury diagnosis, injury treatment, exercise prescription, injury prevention, rehabilitation and many other areas of sport and health and fitness.
What do I need to bring?
Be prepared to provide your previous medical or surgical history. If you have them and if they are relevant bring scan/MRI reports, and list of medication. You may wish to bring shorts and t-shirt.
How many visits will I need?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the problem and individual. After a thorough assessment, the physiotherapist will discuss their treatment plan for the rehabilitation process.
What should I wear to my appointment?
If we are treating your feet you will not be asked to undress but if we are treating your spine, you will be so comfortable and modest underwear or even a pair of shorts is appropriate.
How do I make an appointment?
You can get in touch by phone 0405 333 921 or use the form under the contact page. Alternatively use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer.
Do I have to be referred by a doctor?
No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However most health insurers require a doctors referral before they authorise cover of fees, some only require a phone call.
Treatment duration depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, and other factors. Re-evaluations will be done to assess your progress and your therapist communicates with your physician to help you achieve your therapy goals.
We sees and treats patient for a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Please visit our Services for an extensive list of conditions and diagnoses we see patients for.
All Addlife Physiotherapists are degree qualified and registered. Additionally, our physiotherapists are constantly encouraged to engage in further education by attending additional training and courses that are of interest. Our physio's have obtained and achieved advanced certifications and patients can be assured that at Addlife Physio their treatment and care is in very capable hands.
Check with your health insurance provide to determine if outpatient physiotherapy services are covered under your plan. We recommend that you confirm your insurance coverage.
Call the facility in which you go to for all your regular appointments. You may also call us on 0405 333 921.
Ask us a Question
Feel free to ask any physiotherapy related questions over the phone, or get send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.