Welcome to our frequently asked questions page, if your questions are not answered, please contact us via phone or email.
Do I need a doctors referral to attend Eastwood Physiotherapy?
You do not need a doctor’s referral to make an appointment at Eastwood Physiotherapy, unless you are seeking treatment under a third party arrangement such as:
- a Workcover claim
- following a motor vehicle accident
- Department of Veteran’s Affairs entitled card holder, or
- if referred under an Enhanced Primary Care plan funded by Medicare
What should I bring to my first consult?
Bring with you your most recent X-Rays, scans and other test results as this assists greatly in confirming your problem and decisions regarding appropriate treatment.
We work closely with your General Practitioner and will always correspond (with your consent) if further imaging or tests are advised.
A prepared checklist of questions can ensure you get answers to your most important questions .
What should I wear?
For all limb and spine problems a thorough physical examination is performed. Bring shorts or tank tops and suitable underwear to allow for an easy and comfortable assessment .
Will my Private Health fund contribute to my physiotherapy bill?
Private health funds provide a rebate for members towards the cost of Physiotherapy treatment provided they have Extras cover as part of their membership. The level of Extras cover will determine the amount of rebate provided by your health fund. Our reception staff can assist in establishing your entitlement for any rebate towards the cost of treatment.
By bringing your Private Health card to your appointment, our receptionists can provide on the spot claiming of your rebate using our HICAPS machine.
Do you have a Pensioner or reduced fees?
Eastwood Physiotherapy does not provide a pensioner or reduced fee.
How long has Eastwood Physiotherapy existed?
In 1980 physiotherapist Max Pfitzner established a purpose built private physiotherapy centre at 207 Fullarton Rd Eastwood. Current owner John Barron joined Max at the practice in 1986 and became the practice owner and principal physiotherapist on Max’s retirement in 2006.
At this time a refurbishment of the interior of the practice was undertaken, along with an upgrade of the onsite indoor heated pool.
The current physiotherapists have worked together at the practice since 2007.