FREQUENTLY ASKED PHYSIO QUESTIONS

Do you need a referral to see a physio?

No, if you are paying privately.  Yes, if you come under Workcover, Department of Veterans’ Affairs or if you are under a Medicare Care Plan.

Are all the physiotherapists qualified?

Yes! All of the physiotherapists at Entire Health are fully qualified with University Degrees and are registered with the Queensland Board of Physiotherapists.

Do you have on-the-spot claiming?

Yes! Our clinics have HICAPS which allows you to claim from your private health insurer on the spot, and then just pay the gap.

How long will my consultation take?

Our consultations with the physiotherapist take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete.  The first consultation will usually be a closer to an hour.

 

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiologists specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic diseases and injuries. They provide physical activity and behaviour change support for clients with conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, musculoskeletal pain and many more. Some conditions can be prevented, controlled or even reversed with simple changes to lifestyle. Small changes in physical activity, for example, can enhance the quality of life of many people living with these conditions. However, there are many mixed messages about what type of physical activity and how much is beneficial. Some people just don’t know where to start.
An Exercise Physiologist can help get you started by:
1. Providing evidence-based information about how physical activity can help your condition.
2. Designing a suitable and safe exercise program that is comfortable and works to improve your condition.
3. Provide encouragement and support to enhance motivation and adherence to exercise.

How is Remedial massage different from Relaxation massage?

Remedial massage is the assessment and treatment of soft tissue dysfunctions that cause pain or restrict movement. Remedial massage is a recognized treatment with many health funds so you can claim part of the cost back, unlike a relaxation massage. Remedial massage can help with conditions such as – Headaches and migraines, Rehabilitation & injuries. We also have specialised therapists in prenatal (pregnancy) and antenatal massage.

What’s different about Pilates at Entire Health?

At Entire Health, our Pilates instructors specialise in the STOTT PILATES contemporary approach to teaching this method of exercise and movement. The studio provides high quality individual and group tuition in a format that is designed to accommodate and challenge a wide spectrum of fitness levels and abilities. We use quality equipment and props – including STOTT PILATES reformers, arc barrels, spine supporters, fit-balls, fitness circles, BOSU Balance Trainers, and toning balls – which are incorporated into individualised workouts in the light, open studio space. Entire Health also uses a variety of small exercise equipment such as Swiss Balls, Bosu’s, Foam Rollers, Therabands, Chi-balls and Weights.
We are committed to providing clients with a dynamic approach to their exercise program regardless of their level of fitness, ability or previous experience. A variety of workout routines is available to challenge and inspire the body and mind.

Specific benefits of Pilates include
1. Improved core strength, stability and control
2. Injury prevention
3. Relief from stress and back pain
4. Improved balance and co-ordination
5. Enhanced athletic performance
6. Effective functional rehabilitation from injuries
7. Increased mind-body awareness
8. Increased self-confidence

How could Hydrotherapy help me?

Hydrotherapy is a gentle form of physiotherapy treatment focussed on exercises in a heated pool. Due to the buoyancy properties of water, hydrotherapy provides relief from painful joints and lower back pain. Exercises can be directed at improving flexibility and balance, increasing strength and muscle control or increasing mobility. Hydrotherapy has been shown to be beneficial for many forms of injuries and pain including:
-back or neck pain
-arthritis
-osteoporosis
-post-operative weakness
-obesity
-poor balance or co-ordination

Following an initial assessment by a qualified physiotherapist, your hydrotherapy program will be constructed to meet your exclusive needs, and either individual or class sessions are available.