How do I get in to see a physio?
Anyone is free to book in to see their local physio. You don’t need to be referred from your GP to begin with. In some cases, your local physiotherapist is the best place to start when it comes to a muscle or joint injury.
What if I can’t afford physio?
In some cases, your local GP can refer you to physiotherapy with an EPC (Enhanced Primary Care plan) This will entitle you to physiotherapy sessions payed for in part by medicare.
Who is eligible for an EPC?
An EPC is issued at a GPs digression to a person with a chronic condition (greater than 3 months) or a condition that may become chronic. The aim of an EPC is to treat a person’s injury with physio before it becomes a greater problem or limits their health. This could be a chronic lifestyle disease like diabetes, heart disease or Parkinson’s disease. Or it could be something like ongoing lower back pain or shoulder pain that is limiting from you keeping fit and healthy.
How Can Physio Help me?
Physiotherapists are musculoskeletal experts, which means they are your best port of call when it comes to anything to do with muscle, bone, nerve issues and joint pain, we also have a wealth of knowledge about chronic lifestyle conditions and exercise prescription. Physiotherapy usually involves hands on treatment like massage or dry needling and a strong focus on exercise therapy.
What else can physios help with
If this sounds like you, come in or give us a call to see how else physio on the central coast may help you.