Physiotherapy at Encompass Medical Centre
Physiotherapy, also known as 'physical therapy', is a profession that involves the
assessment, diagnosis, and effective treatment of injuries or disabilities.
Physiotherapy treatment focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of
life through physical treatments, while taking into account your lifestyle, activities,
and general health.
Physiotherapist can help you with:
Back and Neck pain
Shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, AC joint sprain
Tennis Elbow pain
Low back pain
Tendon injury (tendenopathy and tendonitis )
Foot pain, plantar fasciitis
Muscular injury (strain, tear)
Post fracture rehabilitation
Post surgical rehabilitation (THR,TKR)
What happens at your initial physiotherapy consultation?
The initial consultation consists of a thorough examination including the history
taking, goal setting and physical examination. You may be required to undress sufficiently
to assess the area of concern. Your Physiotherapist will discuss the results and
diagnosis with you and encourage you to ask questions and voice any concerns Treatment
would follow with your consent and you may be prescribed some home exercises and
will be taught how to look after this area in your body
How can I see a Physiotherapist?
You do not need a referral as a private patient to see our physiotherapist.
However, if you would like to use Medicare for your sessions, you would have to
obtain a referral from your GP under the Enhanced Primary Care scheme. Discuss with
your GP about your eligibility for the care plan and your GP can refer you to us
using the Physiotherapy Referral Form.
Do you accept Private Health Insurance?
Yes, if you have private health insurance with extra cover for Physiotherapy we
can assist you with instant health fund rebates through HICAP at the time of your
How long will each consultation take?
The initial consultation will take from 30 - 40 minutes depending on your condition.
Follow up sessions take between 20 - 30 minutes. These time frames are flexible
depending on your condition. If you have multiple areas of concerns, extended consultations
are available for booking.
Physiotherapy at Encompass Medical Centre has a suite located on-site. There is
ample parking on-site (enter car park via Lionel Road).
ENCOMPASS MEDICAL CENTRE
03 8545 9955
533 Blackburn Road, Mount Waverley, VIC 3149