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FAQ

Why choose an APA Physio?
All physiotherapists registered to practise in Australia are qualified to provide safe, effective health care. Physiotherapists who are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association make an extra commitment to quality health care.
APA physiotherapists are required to undertake continuing professional development programs to keep themselves up to date and to abide by a Code of Conduct which sets out expected standards of professional conduct. These are important commitments to quality health care and are important points to remember when you are choosing your physiotherapist.
 
What should I expect in a one hour massage treatment?
When you visit the Massage Therapist for a 1 hour massage, your 1 hour session will include most or all of the following;
Brief Consultation
History taking and discussion of any present or past problems
What to expect from the treatment
Clinical assessment (less important if you have been referred directly from your physio)
Treatment
Various massage techniques dependent upon your presenting complaint
May include the use of hot/cold packs
Education on stretching and postural issues
Post-Treatment
Discuss how you feel after the treatment and what to expect for the next 1-2 days
Reassess clinical tests
Time for re-dressing, payment and re-booking if required
New patients to the clinic are always booked for 1 hour, whereas follow up consultations are not so involved so can be booked for half an hour.
Please note that in order to provide you with the best results, often you will be required to undress to an appropriate state.  Often this means your underwear.  Where possible if you come in appropriate clothing less time will be required for undressing/dressing.
We look forward to providing you with excellent service and treatment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Should you have any further queries please ask one of our friendly team members
 
Who can benefit from Clinical Pilates?
People with musculoskeletal pain or injury, particularly back pain and those with recurrent or chronic symptoms. People with motor control problems or post orthopaedic surgery or pregnancy may benefit. Pilates is also useful for addressing postural issues and improving overall fitness and muscular efficiency.
 
How does clinical pilates differ from gym pilates?
Clients are individually assessed by a physiotherapist and given exercises that target their specific problem areas. Close supervision of technique and graded exercises ensure safety and injury prevention for the client. The program is tailored to the client’s needs rather than the traditional ‘repertoire’ approach commonly prescribed in gyms. Most health funds recognise “clinical pilates” as a physiotherapy intervention and so rebates may apply.