FAQ

Can I access Physiotherapy through Medicare?

Yes, in June 2004 the Federal Government introduced access to Medicare funded Physiotherapy. The Medicare Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program assists people can to gain access to Medicare rebates for up to five allied health services per year.

To access Medicare funded Physiotherapy you will need to speak to your GP about whether you are eligible for this initiative.

Can I use Private Health Insurance to claim Physiotherapy treatment?

Yes, if you have extras / ancillary cover on your private health insurance.

Do I need a Doctor’s referral?

No, a doctor’s referral is not necessary to see a physiotherapist, however, we endeavour to work in partnership with your doctor to help manage and plan your treatment whenever appropriate.

Do I need to have a vaginal assessment?

No.  However a full assessment does help with the assessment and treatment of bladder and bowel problems.

How do I book in for a class?

Bookings for the Active Birth Skills class are made through Francis Perry House as an additional part of the education program.  Please call Theresa on 9344 5200.

Bookings for pre and postnatal Pilates classes can be made by calling Deb on 9329 0999 or via the online link.

Bookings for TENS information session can also be made by calling Deb on 9329 0999.

No booking is required for the inpatient postnatal class.  It is held prior to discharge on the maternity ward in Francis Perry House.

How many Pilates classes should I attend?

You can attend as many as you like.

Bookings are made in groups of 5 consecutive classes. This helps you get the most out of the program, and achieve better results.  We have restrictions on numbers due to space so bookings are important.

When should I book in for my T.E.N.S information session?

We recommend that you learn about T.E.N.S between 32-37 weeks of gestation.  You can hire your T.E.N.S machine on the day of your appointment.