Physio FAQ

Grounded Movement physiotherapists in Malvern East help your body to move and feel its best. This is achieved through professional assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of your presenting complaint or condition. Physiotherapy techniques aim to assist in repairing tissue damage, reduce pain and increase mobility through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. Physiotherapy can help people of all ages and abilities. You may turn to physio when you are ill, injured or ageing, but it is most valuable to prevent musculoskeletal problems from happening in the first place.

If you are experiencing any pain or injury in your body, you may benefit from physiotherapy treatment at Grounded Movement. Your pain might be due to a sudden on-set injury, a niggling concern you have been experiencing for a short period of time, or from a more chronic presentation which has started to impact other areas of your life. Whatever your case, a Grounded Movement physiotherapist will help to get you on the path to recovery.

A minimum tertiary study period of four years is required to become a physiotherapist. Every physiotherapist in Australia must be registered with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Our physiotherapists are also active members within the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Yes – most health insurance agencies cover physiotherapy as part of extras coverage. We encourage you to check with your insurance provider based on your particular policy to confirm. We have a HiCAPS machine for on-the-spot claiming using your private health insurance card.

You may be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate on your physiotherapy appointment at Grounded Movement. In order to claim this rebate, a GP Management Plan or Team Care Arrangements (formerly known as Enhanced Primary Care Plan) is required from your GP. Once you have an approved plan from your GP, you may bring that into Grounded Movement. Full payment is required at the time of consultation; once full payment is received, we can provide you with a comprehensive Tax Invoice for you to take to Medicare to receive your rebate. Medicare rebate is available for a maximum of five allied health services per client each calendar year.

No – Physiotherapists are titled Primary Healthcare Practitioners, which means clients can access their care without a referral from a GP or specialist. We do, however, accept referrals from GPs and/or specialists in cases where a GP Management Plan or Team Care Arrangements.

Any referral documents from doctors, other allied health practitioners, dance teachers or sports coaches. Any relevant letters or correspondence from previous injuries or physio visits. Wear comfortable clothing, keeping in mind that your practitioner may been to access your skin for massage and soft tissue techniques.