Physiotherapists are the predominant allied health group within the LifeCare network. Physiotherapy is a science-based healthcare profession that views human movement as central to health and well-being. Physiotherapy aims to maintain and restore human function after disease or injury, to help people achieve quality of life through physical movement.
LifeCare Physiotherapists are highly trained to assess and diagnose your condition, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore function to the highest possible level. LifeCare Physiotherapists also work in partnership with doctors and other health professionals to ensure the best possible treatment and care. Using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, education, lifestyle advice, soft tissue techniques, and electro-physical modalities, LifeCare Physiotherapists strive to enhance health and maximise potential.
Physiotherapy is beneficial for conditions such as:
- Posture and alignment problems
- Osteoarthritis knees
- Women's health
- Adolescent and children's injuries
- Falls Prevention
- Back and neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Muscle and joint pain
- Post-operative, acute or chronic injury
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Physiotherapy cost?
Costs vary depending on the physiotherapist that will be treating you. This is due to the different qualifications and levels of experience of our staff. Please phone one of our friendly receptionists to get a price guide. All consultations must be paid for on the day.
What if I have Private Health Insurance?
We have a HICAPS available for clients who wish to claim at the time of treatment. We can claim on your behalf at the point of service. . If you wish to know how much you will be out of pocket on the day, you will need to contact your health fund (it is often a percentage of cost and this varies between funds with a maximum per year limit)
How long is a Physiotherapy appointment?
This can vary depending on the experience of the clinician - as a guideline an intial consult may last 30-40mins depending on severity
What if I have a new or existing Work Cover or TAC claim?
Prahran Sports Medicine is a private billing clinic. You will need to provide all your claim information to reception and they will give you a itemised receipt after every consult with all the information you need to submit onto your relevant insurer.
However some clinicians offer "No out of pocket expense" for insurance companies and we bill them directly. You will need all the appropriate paperwork in the system for this option to be available