Got a referral?
Got a referral?
Although a referral is not necessary to see our practitioners as a private patient, a referral is needed if you’re eligible and wanting to receive a Medicare rebate or if you are a WorkCover, DVA or TAC patient.
Enhanced Primary Care Scheme (EPC)
The EPC is a government scheme through which, under certain circumstances, allied health treatments provide patients with a rebate from Medicare. The scheme is for people with chronic and complex problems, such as widespread arthritis and diabetes. To see if you’re eligible, please make an appointment with your GP. Under the EPC scheme, you can have a total of 5 visits to allied health providers within a calendar year.
In order to make an appointment with us under this scheme, speak to your GP about receiving a EPC form and allocating the sessions to one of our practitioners. During 10am-4pm, all EPC sessions will be bulk-billed. Outside of these hours, we ask that you pay the full fee for the consultation and we will process the Medicare rebate to an EFTPOS card with either a savings or a cheque account.
Workcover, DVA or TAC
If you have approval from your WorkCover agent, DVA or the TAC for sessions with an allied health practitioner, all you need to do is book yourself in and either bring along or forward by email any documents that you have from your employer, insurer or TAC stating that you have approval for specific services. We will also need your claim number if you are claiming through WorkCover or TAC, or your case manager or representative if you are claiming through your employer.
If you don’t have any of the above information, you will be required to pay for your sessions in full at the time of your appointment for which we will provide you with an invoice to seek reimbursement from your insurer.
We do charge a gap payment for most TAC and Workcover appointments. For more information, please contact us.
Michael Ferma, one of our exercise physiologists, explores what you can see an Exercise Physiologist for and what to expect.
Exercise Physiologists use their vast knowledge in movement and exercise to assist with client injuries, chronic conditions or ongoing strengthening. Exercise Physiologists utilise evidence based practice to prescribe the most appropriate exercise based treatments for our clients. Each client is treated as an individual and is prescribed tailored exercise specifically for them.
Diabetes is a systemic disease that affects many different parts of the body, and therefore may requires several different practitioners to treat or manage. People with diabetes experience foot complications due to the damage that diabetes causes to the nerves in the feet, blood circulation, and infection. Due to these adverse effects having diabetes increases the risk of developing foot ulcers and amputations.
James, our podiatrist, explores the importance of foot health, foot checks and a podiatrist in diabetes treatment and management.
If you do have diabetes, exercise is an amazing way for you to manage your disease. An Exercise Physiologist can be an extremely useful resource when it comes to incorporating exercise into your lifestyle.Using their immense knowledge in movement and exercise, an exercise physiologist to assist clients with various issues or complaints, and also work closely with clients suffering from a chronic condition.
James Molony, our podiatrist, explores what you can see a podiatrist for and what your treatment or consultation may involve.
Contrary to what some believe, you can see a podiatrist for more than foot-related issues. By utilising a biopsychosocial approach to lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle and foot), a podiatrist aims to deliver the latest in evidence-based treatment and provide the highest level of care for their clients.
With so many fun runs and sporting events to choose from, people of all experience levels have an opportunity to challenge themselves, get moving and often raise money for a charity. It’s important to make sure you prepare properly to avoid injury and exhaustion, but more importantly, to have fun and enjoy the experience.
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With the cold and dark weather looming, you may be struggling to find the motivation to keep moving and exercising. Don’t fret though, you’re not alone. Victoria explores some tips and tricks to avoid the traps of winter.
Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles and can be prone to various injuries and types of pain. James Molony, our podiatrist discusses types of foot pain and when to seek professional help.
Shane Bruce, our Osteopath, explores the history and underlying principles of Osteopathy and what they mean for the practice today.
Contrary to what some believe, it is not simply a profession that involves only cracking joints and rubbing sore muscles, but a profession that allows many different approaches and methods to be used as required with the ultimate purpose of working together with the individual to achieve their health goals.
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