Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapists help you to get the most out of life.
Physiotherapists are trained to assess your condition, diagnose the problem and help you to understand what’s wrong. Your treatment plan will take into account your lifestyle, activities, general health and goals.
As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapists, doctors, and other health professionals will often work as part of a team to plan and manage treatment for a specific condition.
Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques such as manual therapy, soft tissue massage, dry needling and therapeutic exercise to help to reduce pain and stiffness
Providing the right exercises at the right time is the key to a quality strengthening programme. A key component of physiotherapy is the prescription of appropriate exercise.
Patients suffering from arthritis, muscle strains, joint sprains or tendon pain benefit from using therapeutic techniques and exercises often without the need for injections or surgery.
Physiotherapy can help you manage a range of chronic and lifestyle diseases such as arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes and obesity.
Physiotherapy is a key service to help you age well and keep moving. Physiotherapists are best placed to help manage the variety of conditions that occur across the lifespan.
Physiotherapy can help you to maximise your potential to live a happy and healthy life.
Yes. At Out of the Box Physiotherapy will allow extra time for your initial appointment with us (up to 45mins) so that we have time to not only assess your injury but also provide treatment and get you on the road to recovery at your first visit.
We have a HICAPS machine at the clinic meaning that we are able to process your health insurance claim for you at the time of payment for your consultation. To do this, we do need your health insurance card (or digital version). If you do not have your card with you, we are able to provide you with all of the necessary details for you to be able to claim this back from your health fund yourself.
Initial consultations typically run between 35-45 minutes so that we have time to ask you some questions about your condition, complete and assessment and then provide treatment and advice. Subsequent consultations are typically a little shorter and run for 25-30 minutes as we can usually pick up the treatment plan from our previous session.
Comfortable loose clothing is typically best for physiotherapy treatment. Clothing that allows access to your affected area is a great option. Think singlets for neck and shoulder pain, shorts for knee, leg and ankle pain. If you are coming from work, then it is not a problem for you to quickly change before or after your appointment.
These days we can usually look up any medical imaging reports digitally once we know a few details about you, but please feel free to bring in any doctor letters, specialist letters, discharge summaries or exercise programs that relate to your condition. Bring any questions you want to ask, we are here to help.