Physiotherapy - Frequently Asked Questions

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I’ve never been to physiotherapist before. What do they do?

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and all the parts of the body that are involved in movement such as bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and nerves. They work with people who have an injury or pain to help them get pain free and moving freely again.

During your physiotherapy session your physiotherapist will conduct a full assessment. This may include asking you questions about your pain or movement concerns, questions about your general health and your medical history, questions about what you do during the day including any work or leisure activities. Your physiotherapist will then run through a physical assessment. They may ask you to do particular movements or your physiotherapist may move your body to feel what kind of movement you have.  

Your physiotherapist will then commence treatment. This may include a range of different modalities such as joint mobilisation, soft tissue massage, education and exercise. 

How long does the appointment go for?

Our Initial Assessments go for 45 minutes and our follow up appointments are 30 minutes long.

How many people does the physiotherapist treat at any one time?

All of our Physiotherapy sessions are one -on - one. This means you’ll have your Physiotherapist’s undivided attention for your entire session. No shared or open rooms, or cross over appointments here!

What should I wear to my physiotherapy appointment?

We recommend you wear something comfortable that is easy to move in. Our physiotherapists will need to see the area that is being treated and sometimes the surrounding areas too. Exercise gear such as a t-shirt and shorts are usually perfect. For some areas such as the shoulder or upper back a singlet might be more appropriate.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

No you don’t need a referral from your doctor to see one of our physiotherapists. You can just call us and make an appointment when you’re ready.

If you’d like to make an appointment to see one of our physiotherapists you can click on the Make An Appointment button below, or alternatively give us a call on 0411 690 484 or email us at admin@fordesphysio.com.au.