When you first arrive to get Physiotherapy, you will be required to fill out paperwork. This will include your personal details and questions about your condition. The Physiotherapist will then do a complete assessment of your condition/injury. This will be followed by a detailed examination. The Physio will perform certain tests to determine exactly where the pain is originating from. Physios are skilled at diagnosing a problem. They will then give you a plan of action followed by treatment. The treatment involves mobilising your joints, massage and exercises.

X rays , CT or MRI scan reports, if done, will be helpful. If you do have a referral from the doctor, please bring it along. If you are under Workcover or any insurance company, you will definitely need a GP referral.
If you have an APPROVED workcover claim number, you have no out of pocket expenses. However, you will be required to pay the consultation in full if your claim has not been approved yet.
We recommend wearing layered clothing so the Physiotherapist can easily examine the area. For example, if you suffer from a knee problem, loose shorts are ideal. If you have a neck problem, a singlet is ideal.
We have a different services and prices. It is best to call us so we can guide you towards the best service for your particular injury/condition.
The amount of gap depends on your level of health cover. Please contact your health fund for the amount of rebate available to you.

Physiotherapy is not just exercises; it’s a hands on solution to various types of pain. You don’t always need to see a doctor, as a competent physiotherapist will be able to diagnose and treat many different conditions, as well educate you about long-term prevention.

Your first physio session will involve a complete assessment of your injury or condition. Your physiotherapist will ask certain questions to figure out what has happened, conduct tests to confirm, then give a treatment plan to let you know how many sessions are required and for how long. When treatment does commence, it will include hands-on therapy and massage, followed by strengthening exercises.

Treatment is a slow process, as it takes time to recover. Generally, one session is not enough; at least a few sessions are required.

Manual therapy, or hands-on therapy, is best. This involves deep tissue massage and joint mobilization, rather than just exercises.

Physiotherapy treats any injury or condition affecting the joints, muscles, or nerves. If there is an injury, or even repetitive strain due to work or sports, physiotherapists will be able to treat it. They also specialise in chronic conditions like arthritis.

Physiotherapy works by targeting the exact source of pain, whether it was caused by sports injury, posture, or otherwise, and formulating a long-term strategy for rehabilitation. Through joint mobilization to increase blood flow, various types of massage to reduce tension, and home exercises to maintain improvement, pain is managed effectively.

Physiotherapy helps by lessening or, in many cases, completely curing pain of the joints, muscles, or nerves. When treatment plans are followed carefully, physiotherapy is most effective.

The frequency of sessions will depend on your condition – the more serious a condition, the more sessions will be required. If you wait a long period of time before coming in, letting your injury or condition worsen through wear and tear, this will necessitate more sessions. However, if you see a physiotherapist soon after pain develops, less will be needed.

If you attend physiotherapy within a week or two of sustaining an injury, it could still take the body about 4 to 6 weeks to heal completely. This may require, on average, 6 to 8 sessions. However, if pain is ignored for months before the initial session, recovery will be prolonged. The sooner physiotherapy is sought after injury, the better.

Physiotherapists are university trained professionals who help with diagnosing any joint, muscle, or nerve pain, and treating it. You don’t need to see a doctor to see a physiotherapist.

Physiotherapists work in a lot of different settings. You may be most likely to attend a private practice, but they also work in hospitals, aged care facilities or nursing homes, and community rehabilitation. Physiotherapists may also travel from place to place.

Physiotherapy is more comprehensive, and a better long-term solution. Because physio works on joints as well as muscles, it provides a more holistic approach. Unlike chiropractic care, physiotherapy also offers a tailor-made strengthening program to ensure pain doesn’t recur in the future.

At the end of the day, Chiropractors work with different conditions, mainly on the spine. They don’t work with peripheral joints or muscles, so for nerve, joint and muscle issues, it’s best to see a physiotherapist.

Most massage is specific only to tight muscles, and will relieve muscle tightness without fixing the underlying issues. Physiotherapists, however, incorporate targeted massage techniques, such as deep tissue massage, and will prescribe exercises to promote long-term effectiveness.

Although a physiotherapist will be able to diagnose the source of any joint, nerve, or muscle pain very accurately, they are not permitted to refer for an MRI. For this, a GP or specialist is required.

Although a physiotherapist will be able to diagnose the source of any joint, nerve, or muscle pain very accurately, they are not permitted to refer for an ultrasound. For this, a GP or specialist is required.

Yes – vertigo is related to the inner ear, or vestibular system, for which vestibular physiotherapy has several techniques to alleviate symptoms.

Yes – vertigo is related to the inner ear, or vestibular system, for which vestibular physiotherapy has several techniques to alleviate symptoms.

Yes – back pain is a common issue treated by physiotherapy. Around 80% of the population experience it at some point in life and it’s one of the most prevalent reasons for working age people to leave the workforce. However, back pain doesn’t have to be lived with. Although it isn’t well-known that physiotherapy can treat and potentially relieve most forms of back pain, with targeted massage and joint mobilization techniques, symptoms can be managed effectively.

Yes – a physiotherapist will be able to identify bursitis easily. They will assess the severity of your bursitis, then formulate an individualised treatment plan to aid in full recovery.

Yes – a physiotherapist will be able to identify bursitis easily. They will assess the severity of your bursitis, then formulate an individualised treatment plan to aid in full recovery.

Yes – compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve can be excruciating, but a physiotherapist can diagnose the cause of nerve interference, possibly with the help of imaging investigations like X-rays, and use specialised techniques to reduce pressure on the nerve.

Yes – for nerve pain, physiotherapy is the first point of call. As a common issue treated with physio, a physiotherapist will confirm whether you have this condition, then use hands-on techniques to relieve it and provide long-term strategies to keep it at bay.

Yes – although many people believe the only ‘cure’ for headaches is painkillers, it’s very possible to find the cause and solution for different types of headaches through physiotherapy. Tension headaches are often caused by nerve irritation in the upper neck, which can be alleviated via methods like soft tissue massage and posture retraining.

Yes – the build-up of joint lubrication fluid called effusion, or fluid on the knee, can be caused by breaks, torn ligaments, or repetitive strain. After the initial swelling recedes, a physiotherapist will restore mobility with joint mobilization, and prescribe exercises to ensure a full recovery.

Yes – the pain of herniated discs can interrupt or put a stop to daily activities, but with regular physio sessions and by following the physiotherapist’s suggested routine of movements and exercises, symptoms will ease.

Yes – Neck stiffness and pain when gripping may indicate tennis elbow, but a physiotherapist will be able to determine this for sure. They will perform joint mobilization and massage techniques as well as discussing with you the best long-term strategies to prevent recurrence.

Yes – a physiotherapist can relieve pain of the joints and tendons, and extend the reduced range of motion caused by tendonitis. When sessions are attended regularly, and prescribed exercises are followed, pain will be reduced with time.

Yes – often an inability to extend the arm occurs after a broken bone or other injury. For all causes of limited mobility in the arm, a physiotherapist can create a personalised plan of action to restore natural range of motion.

Yes – ankle sprains are a very common sports injury, and some people are more prone than others. This is often due to insufficient healing after past sprains, which can be rectified through physiotherapy to strengthen surrounding muscles and mend damaged tissue.

A patient will need to go to hospital immediately after suffering a broken ankle, but after approximately 2 to 3 weeks, they will be able to attend physiotherapy sessions to speed up rehabilitation. Physio will help with pain relief along with physical healing.

There are plenty of reasons why a woman can benefit from physiotherapy during pregnancy, and it is completely safe to do so. Many will develop sciatica (and other forms of back pain) or pelvic pain, which can be alleviated with physio techniques.

There are also ante-natal classes available, in order to strengthen the appropriate muscles and prepare for birth.

Get Better Physiotherapy Centre in Browns Plains do not yet offer pilates classes as part of their multidisciplinary service, but are aiming to include it in the near future.

Get Better Physiotherapy Centre in Browns Plains currently offer cupping, which has similar benefits to acupuncture. With heated cups applied to acupuncture points, this ancient therapy can aid with pain relief, lymphatic drain, blood flow, and deep tissue healing. It also helps with muscle pain, sprains, and respiratory issues.

The hands-on techniques used by physiotherapists, like joint mobilization and deep tissue massage, promote the realise of certain chemicals in the body. This process can take just as much energy as exercising – much like a work-out session, it tends to make you tired.

Physiotherapy should never be excruciating.

Due to the nature of manual therapy, physiotherapists need to use firm pressure to loosen up and relax the joints. Sometimes this can be painful, but a good practitioner will ask you about your pain threshold and will build up to firmer treatments at a pace that’s tolerable for you.

After the first session, some people jump to the conclusion that physiotherapy is actually making their condition worse. However, it is common in the early stage of treatment for patients to experience a brief flare-up or muscle soreness. This is a natural part of the healing process and is only temporary. It will settle down within a day or two, and you will continue to progress in your rehabilitation.

There are cases when physiotherapy should not be the primary treatment of a condition. If the condition is very severe (for instance, if there is constant nerve pain and the person is just not getting any relief), they may need to see a specialist or require surgery. With some accidents or falls, or in the case of excessive swelling, rest may be necessary before physiotherapy can be performed.

This depends on what quality of treatment is received. Some clinics offer minimal pain assessment and personalised planning for their patient’s wellbeing, instead treating them in busy cubicles with the help of impersonal machinery. This approach is rarely sufficient.

For physiotherapy to provide its true potential of pain relief with long-term effects, it needs to be a mixture of manual technique and targeted exercise routines. It cannot just be exercises without hands-on therapy, or vice versa.

Unfortunately, all healthcare in Australia is somewhat expensive. As physiotherapy is not considered an emergency treatment, it is not often covered. However, with the right treatment by a good physiotherapist, your sessions will be a one-time expense that will continue to serve you in the future. You will learn about your condition and how to prevent it from recurring, making physio a great investment for your health.

Without knowing the specifics of your condition, or how many sessions you will require, this is impossible to answer. However, it is very easy to find out! Simply call us on 07 3800 3417 and we’ll help find the best option for you.

Unfortunately not. Patients will need an EPC (an enhanced primary care plan) in order to have their sessions bulk billed. This can be acquired from a GP if circumstances permit.

Yes – for any complaints concerning the muscles, nerves, and joints, patients are encouraged to come to a physiotherapist for pain assessment. You can come straight to us without the need of a doctor’s referral.

Active children are just as prone to sports injuries as adults. They may have faster healing rates, but there’s still a risk of chronic pain if injuries do not heal sufficiently, if there are underlying issues, or for many other reasons that may not be sports related.

Get Better Physiotherapy Centre in Browns Plains treats kids from age 10 and up.

Here at Get Better Physiotherapy, we love helping people feel better. That’s why we strive to give patients the most attentive, one-on-one treatment, including education, personalised paths to pain-free futures, and the tools to ensure that they won’t need further treatment in the long-term.

For us, it’s about recovery, not repeat customers, so we strongly agree that physiotherapy is the best option for the treatment of pain.

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