Do I need a referral from a Doctor?
No! Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a referral to see us.
Do you accept MVA and Worker’s Compensation claims?
If you are planning on claiming your injury through an insurance company then it is advisable to see your GP to get a referral to see a Burnie Physiotherapist – this makes claim management easier and reduces claim dispute issues from insurers. If you already have a claim number please bring this and details of your insurer to your initial appointment.
I am going for an operation. Do you provide rehabilitation programs?
Yes – this is our specialty.
My Dr. gave me a referral to see a different Physiotherapist. Can I still come to Burnie Physiotherapy?
You are totally entitled to choose your own therapist! Simply bring the referral in with you to your first session and we will liaise with the referring doctor to inform them that you have commenced treatment with us.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Insurance claims are billed directly to the insurer provided all necessary claim numbers and information is provided to us.
Private patients need to settle their accounts at the end of each treatment session. Burnie Physiotherapy accepts EFTPOS, Visa/Mastercard payments, cash and cheques.
Can I claim private health insurance rebates?
Yes, and ON THE SPOT!
Bring your health fund card with you to the consult as we us use the HICAPS system to arrange direct funds transfer of your rebate, saving you a trip to the health fund.
Some funds also pay a rebate for massage and orthotics. Check your individual fund for amount of cover and the services covered.
What do I need to bring to my first session?
It is advisable to bring along any x-rays and scan results that you may already have had taken, a pair of shorts if the injury is to a bodypart that is under normal clothing, your private health fund card (if you are a member) and means of paying for your consult – ie cash, cheque, credit card. The more information we have, the more effect your treatment will be!
Can I purchase Orthotics as Burnie Physiotherapy?
Our clinics use state-of-the-art computer software and footplate scanning technology called “Gaitscan” to assess foot function and order individual custom molded orthotics. These are excellent for reducing Achilles Tendon, shin, knee and lower back problems.
See a video preview of the “Gaitscan” system.
Do I need to be a member of Wescombe’s Gym to visit your clinic?
We are a private physiotherapy practice and you do not need to be a gym member to use our services. You will also have access to 200 thousand dollars worth of gym equipment to complete your rehabilitation whilst in a treatment session.
What if I’m not a member but need to use your facilities in my own time for my rehabilitation?
Burnie Physiotherapy can provide you with simple membership options, so you can take action in your own time.
How many sessions will I need to get better?
In your initial assessment your therapist will give you a “Patient Action Plan” which will outline your treatment program and how many sessions we estimate to get you back to full health. Your progress will be regularly checked throughout this period to ensure excellent progress is being made at all times.
Can I recommend people to come to Burnie Physiotherapy?
The more, the merrier!
The majority of our clients are self‐referred. They come to see us because they are pleased with the outcomes we’ve achieved for them or because they have family and friends who were so pleased with our service they’ve sent others to us. We would be happy to expect the same word of mouth referrals from you. And to reward you, for every referral for physiotherapy, we will give you a complimentary 30 minute Remedial massage!
Is Physio for me?
If you’re asking yourself this question, let us be the ones to answer that for you!
Come in for a FREE 10 minute pre-assessment and have a chat with one of our Physiotherapists to see if you can benefit from Physiotherapy treatment.
What conditions and treatments does your clinic treat?
Visit our page dedicated to Conditions We Treat
What is Physiotherapy?
Visit our page dedicated to our Physiotherapy Services
What is Massage Therapy?
Visit our page dedicated to our Massage Therapy Services
What if I want a massage?
You do not need to see the physiotherapists to have treatment by our skilled massage therapists. Tto make appointment for these therapists simply contact our friendly admin team.
Many physiotherapy patients will also have some sessions with the massage therapist to ensure comprehensive recovery is achieved – regular massage and acupuncture is also a great way to prevent re-injury and muscle tightness.