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 sports, 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 any xrays or scan reports. You may wish to bring comfortable clothing such as shorts and a 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 with you.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Depending on the nature of your injury, you may be required to remove items of clothing to help your therapist assess the area of interest. You may want bring an appropriate change of clothes (shorts/singlets etc).

How do I make an appointment?

You can get in touch by phone on (03) 8640 0328, or use the quick and easy online booking page, which is the method we prefer. If you are visiting us for the first time, allow 30-40 minutes for your consultation, and please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time to fill out the necessary registration forms.

Do I have to be referred by a doctor?

No, physiotherapists can assess and treat without referral by a doctor. However, depending on your level of cover, somehealth insurers may require a doctors referral before they authorize cover of fees.

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 will communicate a treatment and rehabilitation plan with you to suit your desired outcome.

We service all members of the community, not just athletes. Conditions we commonly treat include neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain, headaches, surgery rehabilitation, and postural issues. We also treat all motor vehicle accident and work related injuries. Please visit our Treatments page for an extensive list of conditions and services we offer at Elite Sports Physiotherapy.

We recommend that you confirm your level of insurance coverage with your provider. Through the HICAPS system, we can check with your health insurance provide to determine if outpatient physical therapy services are covered under your plan.

Call the clinic on (03) 8640 0328. Please note that a late cancellation of less than 6 business hours notice will incur a fee of $50, and missed appointments will be charged the full amount of the consultation fee.

Ask us a Question

Feel free to ask any physical therapy related questions over the phone, or send your question via this form below. Your message will be dispatched directly to our staff who will answer as soon as they can.