Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function. They work with clients to achieve as much movement and independence as possible and assist in improving injuries or conditions which may have been present from birth, as the result of an accident / injury or part of ageing.

Why see a Physiotherapists?

Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness and disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Common issue treated include:

  • Balance problems
  • General/ Sports injuries
  • Post-surgery
  • Maintenance issues like chronic pain and/or stiffness daily

Eligibility – all ages are eligible for the service.

Program Funding and Targets:

  1. Commonwealth funded: CHSP over 65 with a My Aged Care referral.
  2. Home Care Packages – over 65 with package

Funding type

Targets – Annual

Monthly

Weekly

HACC PYP

115

10

2

CHSP

497

41

10

Total

631

61

12

 

Appointment types:

In clinic appointments are preferred but clients may be seen in their home or via telehealth.

Appointments are available at the following venues;

Winchelsea – daily in PM

Beeac – Monday mornings

Rokewood – Tuesday morning

Bannockburn – Friday Morning

Referral:

Clients can self-refer or be referred by GP or community service provider. Appointments can be booked via reception on: 03 5267 1200 (reception email the client details to the Physio Hesse email address).

GP and community service providers may also fax or email the Physio directly.

Client appointments are managed through PJB. The Physio will book clients in order of referral received; urgent referrals will be prioritised.

New clients have an initial Assessment, that includes a questionnaire about you and your lifestyle and a movement and strength assessment. This information is used to develop a treatment plan.

Cost: Fees are negotiable according to income and ability to pay.

  • Low to medium income clients as charged $10 for an hour home assessment or equipment trial.
  • Clients that meet hardship criteria can access the service free of charge (determined by clinician)
  • Home Care Packages – Full cost recovery.