Why did you set your physiotherapy clinic up inside a gym?
Access to a full gym set up has allowed me to provide a comprehensive rehabilitation service. This means that clients get full treatment from the initial stages of injury, right up discharge where they are functioning at high levels of that prior to injury.
Many traditional Physiotherapy clinics do not offer this service. I believe this makes it diffcult for them to ensure that the client makes a full recovery. For example, ACL injuries have a high re-injury rate if the injured leg does not match the leg strength of the non-injured leg when returning to sport. This can be difficult to achieve without access to a good range of strength equipment.
What payments are bulk billed?
At Braydon Vo Physiotherapy we bulk bill any treatment from DVA (gold and white card holders) with a valid D904 and Medicare/Enhanced Primary Care Program plans. In order to qualify for this you must have a valid referral from your Doctor. Speak to them if you think you might qualify for any of these.
We also accept Work Cover, Compulsory Third Party (CTP) and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) claims which need pre-approval, once parameters around these claims have been estabilished they will be bulk billed.
What can I expect during an initial consultation?
Initial consultations are approximatley 30 minutes in duration but can often go a little longer due the sometimes complex nature of many issues. During assessment an initial diagnosis will usually be made and explained to the client (sometimes there are barriers to this). Diagnosis is determined with thorough questionning and physical assessment, imaging is also considered. Please wear appropriate clothing so the body site with the presenting issue can be viewed. Pending on time it takes to assess, the initial consultation can somtimes have an active componsent of treatment which may be "hands-on" or exercise based.
If you are set up in a gym do I need to be a member to access physiotherapy services?
No, a gym membership is not required. They have been kind enough to allow me full access of their facility to complete rehabilitation with clients if required. Because you pay a fee to see me they waive the casual entry fee. Who knows you might even love the environment and sign up yourself 😉
"I can't find anyone to look after my children, is it alright for me to bring them along?"
Yes absolutely. Your children are more than welcome in the treatment room with you while treatment is being completed. Alternatively a creche service also exists onsite at the gym. Speak to reception who will be more than happy to help organise that if you require it. Please note a small fee is charged for this service.