Welcome to Sports Physiotherapy South
To arrange an appointment please phone us on 02 9544 4900. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preferred time and physiotherapist. Longer consultation times are available for complex conditions or if more than one area requires treatment, so please inform our receptionists if you require some extra time.
We completely understand that visiting a Physiotherapist can sometimes seem daunting. But don’t worry – you are in good hands! To help put your mind at ease, we have prepared our responses to some common questions. We hope you find them helpful. If you have any other questions, please give us a call and we will assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Sports Physio South we take the time to carefully listen to your specific needs, and we work with you to achieve your personal goals. Your appointment is 100% focused on you as our physio’s only see one client at a time, and are capably supported by our experienced receptionists. Our advertised appointment times are the actual time you will spend with your physiotherapist – not just the length of time you will be in the treatment room.
All assessments & treatments are provided by highly qualified and very experienced physiotherapists. All our physiotherapists have additional professional specialty titles or post graduate qualifications in addition to their Australian university level physiotherapy qualifications.
Whatever your diagnosis – one of our very experienced physiotherapists will most likely have seen it before, they will know what is required to treat you, and will be highly skilled in therapies using the latest evidence based techniques to achieve the best result for you.
Every day we get the utmost satisfaction from fixing problems for clients who had previously been told that there was “nothing further that could be done”, and to “just put up with it”. Rather than just accepting that you will be unable to participate or will be in pain long term – do something positive to fix your problem and consult the experts at Sports Physio South.
We have several highly qualified and very experienced physiotherapists, which allows us to be able to competently and effectively assess and treat a broad range of injuries and ailments.
Our long appointments, and a commitment to providing our clients with uninterrupted time one on one with their physiotherapist allows us to accurately identify and treat your problem. Our sports physiotherapists achieve great results where others have failed.
The clients at Sports Physiotherapy South frequently comment on how much faster they get better, and on our far superior results compared to other physiotherapy clinics and other practitioners.
The sooner the better.
Treatment from one of our physiotherapists will speed up your rate of healing and recovery, reduce any chance of chronic pain or excessive scar tissue developing, and allow you to immediately start on the best course of action for your condition.
Where there is an injury or a problem with muscle, tendon, joint, bone, ligament or nerve tissue, seeing one of our experienced physiotherapists ASAP will give you the best results.
The human body has an amazing capacity for healing. In physiotherapy we assist the body to heal itself more quickly than it would on its own, without the use of medications or surgery. The current approach to natural medicine and healing from a wholistic viewpoint is an integral component of very treatment session at Sports Physiotherapy South, for everything from a simple bruise or sprain, to more complicated psychological or physical trauma.
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Yes. Please phone our friendly reception staff and they will organise an appointment for you at our Caringbah location and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.
We operate on an appointment only basis In order to accommodate each patient’s schedule, and to allow for a smooth efficient flow of clients attending our physio clinic. We do offer same day physiotherapy appointments wherever possible for urgent requests.
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Every person and injury is different. Your physiotherapist will tailor your session to suit your particular needs and state of health.
Our appointments allow for our physiotherapist to spend the entire consult with their client. Please allow at least 30 minutes (and up to an hour) for your appointment.
We will ask you some questions about your medical history and your current problem. Your physiotherapist will conduct a comprehensive professional examination to accurately identify the cause of your problem. Your diagnosis will be carefully explained and discussed with you, to help you understand what is wrong. A treatment plan will be made with you that takes into account your lifestyle, goals, leisure activities and general health.
Treatment will begin on the first visit, providing the latest evidence based hands on treatments to help get you back to your best as quickly as possible. Throughout your treatment program your physiotherapist will evaluate your progress at regular intervals and modify your treatment and goals accordingly.
We will provide you with an individually designed and guided home exercise program, and advice so that you will be able to aid your recovery and to help you to manage your condition independently for the longer term.
To make things easier for you the following checklist will help guide what you should bring to your appointment:
- If you are a new patient please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment time to complete a personal details form.
- We want you to be comfortable – unrestrictive or athletic clothing is highly recommended for all sessions. Please bring appropriate comfortable clothing such as a pair of shorts if we are treating a knee or leg problem. For neck or shoulder problems some women prefer to wear a training top or a thin strap singlet. If you are coming straight from work, or have forgotten to wear or bring unrestrictive clothing, don’t worry we have a range of shorts, t-shirts and hospital gowns available for your use.
- It can be useful to bring relevant sporting equipment or clothing – for example your usual walking or running shoes. Your physiotherapist can tell a lot from the way your shoes are wearing and can advise if they are appropriate for your needs.
- If you have a doctor’s referral or reports relating to your condition please bring them along. A doctor’s referral is only required for workers compensation, Third Party insurance, Medicare claims (EPC or CDM), or Veteran’s Affairs (DVA).
- Any X-rays, CT, ultrasound or MRI scans: related to your conditionList of current medications
- Private health fund card if you have private health extras cover
- Cash, debit card or credit card
- For Veterans Affairs clients: DVA Card & a D904 doctors referral form.
- For workers compensation or CTP claims – please bring the details of your insurance company or employers contact information, claim number, contact details for your case manager, your date of injury, and your doctors referral. All our physiotherapists are accredited and approved by SIRA (Workcover and CTP)
Sports Physiotherapy South offers so much more than just Sports Physio.
We treat all types of musculoskeletal conditions not just sports injuries. We have several physiotherapists on staff who are very experienced in the treatment of work related injuries, issues of general wear-and-tear, and those issues arising from just day-to-day living. We treat people of all ages, from the very young to the more senior members of the community. Improving your health and performance for your sport, your work and your everyday life is our primary concern.
Everybody can benefit from physiotherapy at Sports Physio South Caringbah.
Physiotherapists not only help patients recover from injury or illness, we help prevent problems too!
If it’s not broken why fix it?
Using our extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and sports related injuries, our experienced physiotherapists can identify potential issues and help our patients move better so they avoid muscular strains and joint pain and dysfunction. We can screen and assess children or adults to identify potential problems, and we provide advice and exercises to help prevent future strains or injuries, this will maximise future performance and function.
We educate our patients in safe postural, lifting and functional practices for around the home or work place.
Sports Physiotherapy South keep our elderly patients independent and safe with an emphasis on maintaining optimum functional capacity and preventing falls.
Maintaining and improving your body to be in its best condition now will help prevent issues in the future. Come in and see us to find out how.
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Doctor’s referrals are not essential for private treatment. Though many of our patients are referred to us by their GP or specialists, you don’t need to have a referral to see one of our professional physiotherapists.
A referral from your doctor is needed for treatment to be covered by Worker’s Compensation (SIRA), Compulsory Third Party (CTP), or for treatment to be covered by Veterans Affairs (DVA).
A referral is needed to claim a rebate for physiotherapy treatment through Medicare. This referral is only available from your GP for people with complex or long standing (chronic) health conditions under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) / Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. Please discuss this with your GP.
If you have extras cover as part of your private Health Insurance, physiotherapy will most likely be covered. Health fund rebates are available for most of our services. You do not need a doctor’s referral to claim through your health fund. All health funds have different rebates which depend on your level of ‘extras’ cover, we suggest you call your fund for more information on your cover.
Sports Physio South can automatically claim your rebate from your private health fund card on the spot through Hicaps at the time of payment. Please bring your Private Health Insurance Card with you for use of this facility. The remaining gap (if any) can be paid by cash, eftpos, VISA or Mastercard.
Medicare does not normally cover the costs of physiotherapy treatment. A doctors referral is needed to claim for physiotherapy treatment to be rebated by Medicare. This referral is only available from your GP for people with complex or long standing (chronic) health conditions under an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) or Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan. Please discuss this with your GP.
Click here http://www.health.gov.au for more detailed information about this on the health.gov.au website.
Fees vary between practitioners, length of treatment and 3rd party claims. Please phone us for up to date prices.
Fees are payable on the day, at the time of consultation. Please bring your private health fund card if you belong to a fund and we can automatically claim your rebate on the spot at the time of payment using Hicaps. You do not need a doctor’s referral to do this. All health funds have different rebates. We suggest you call your fund for more information on your cover. The remaining gap (if any) can be paid by cash, eftpos, VISA or Mastercard.
If you wish to have the account for your treatment billed to a 3rd party such as an insurance company – please bring all the details of your claim including your insurance company or employers contact information, claim number, contact details for your case manager, your date of injury, and your doctors referral.
In order to accommodate each patient’s schedule and for the efficient operation of our practice your appointment is a time slot that is held specifically for you. Please notify reception as soon as possible if you If you are unable to attend your next scheduled appointment. We ask that you give a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule appointments. This provides the practice with an opportunity to offer the appointment to other patients.
If an appointment is cancelled with less than 24 hours notice, or you do not attend your appointment the practice may, at its discretion, charge you for the consultation.
CTP Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance do not generally cover charges for non attendance. These charges will need to be met by the patient.
It is our policy to try to schedule you with the same Physiotherapist over the course of your treatment. Occasionally, substitutions must be made because of illness or holidays, but we will inform you of this as early as possible. On other occasions, your Physiotherapist may recommend that you visit with another member of the team, who has additional expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of your condition. If, at any time over the course of your treatment, you would prefer to visit with another Physiotherapist, please inform our reception team and they can re-schedule your appointment for you.
This question is difficult to answer without a prior examination. It depends on many factors including the severity of your condition, your age, your general health and of course how well you follow our advice!
Yes we can refer our patients for x-Rays and MRI scans. Most X-Ray’s are covered by medicare with a physio referral.
At Sports Physiotherapy South we have highly qualified physiotherapists who are experts in the assessment, diagnosis & treatment of a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions including back pain. Our aim is to get you back to your best as quickly as possible.
We are skilled in a wide range of evidence based treatment techniques to treat neck and back pain including soft tissue releases, joint mobilisation, manipulation (chiropractic adjustments), and muscle energy techniques (osteopathic). Our physiotherapists educate their clients in self-management strategies like stretches and functional exercises.
We are your best choice of professional to assess and treat your neck or back pain effectively using evidence based therapies.
Yes, our physiotherapists employ massage techniques in treating their patients. Pain, stiffness, trigger points, muscle tension and other conditions respond well to massage, but it is just one modality in a long list of hands on treatments that our physiotherapists are trained in.
Sports Physiotherapy South in Caringbah is so much more than just massage!
Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that focuses on correcting movement dysfunction. We have high level university level training in anatomy (the structure of the body), physiology (how the body works), and biomechanics (the mechanics of human movement).
Sports Physiotherapy South is located in Caringbah, near Cronulla in the southside of Sydney.
Sports Physio South is easily reached from the Sydney metropolitan suburbs of:
- Dolans Bay
- Lilli Pilli
- Port Hacking
- Yowie Bay
- Gymea Bay
- Taren Point
- Bonnet Bay
- Oyster Bay
- Alfords point
- Barden Ridge
- Dolls Point
- Connells Point
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Australian trained physiotherapists are recognised worldwide as having superior training and skills as primary contact practitioners.
Overseas trained physiotherapists are not recognised in Australia. They must work under strict guidance and clinical supervision, receiving additional training, and must pass a series of exams set by the Australian Physiotherapy Council before they can gain unconditional Australian registration.
Our physiotherapists have graduated from Australian Universities with Physiotherapy degrees, Masters or Doctorates.