Studio FAQ's

Physiotherapy FAQ's

Physiotherapy is an evidence-based clinical management of injuries and movement conditions. All our physiotherapists have undergone post-graduate training to ensure you are receiving the most current and efficient care. Balance North physiotherapy may involve the combination of hands-on therapy, exercise and education to help their clients overcome injuries.

Physiotherapists are also trained in exercise assessment and prescription and can help guide you to prevent injuries or enhance sport performance. Our physiotherapists work with a wide range of clients from different age groups and activity levels.

No, physios are primary healthcare practitioners and private patients do not need a GP or specialist referral to see your physiotherapist.

A referral is only required if you are claiming the services through a third-party source (workers compensation insurance, TAC, DVA).

Physio can help with a multiple range of injuries and pain including spinal pain, movement disorders, sport injuries, arthritis joint pain, prenatal care and more. If you are not sure if a physio can help with your problem, please reach out and contact us – one of our physios will talk to you about your problem prior to booking.

Your first physiotherapy session will be 45 minutes. This longer consult time allows the physiotherapist to listen to your information, assess appropriately and provide a treatment plan without rush.

Subsequent review sessions are 30 minutes. Extended consults are available on request for complex or reviews for multiple injury sites.

Longer appointment times are needed for prenatal/ postnatal sessions to complete a thorough assessment and develop a treatment plan. Our physiotherapists have completed extra training in pregnancy care and are passionate about providing thorough treatment and client education.

Each injury presents differently for each individual and we are unable to give a specific number of sessions prior to consultation.

However, at the end of your first consultation your physio will provide an outline of your treatment plan and anticipated sessions needed after a thorough assessment.

Balance North physiotherapists do not believe in over-treating conditions and aim to assist you in an efficient manner.

You do not need to bring anything with you. However, if you have any relevant medical notes (including x-ray/ scan reports, medical referral letters, surgical reports), please bring this to your appointment as it will help the physiotherapist gain a better understanding of your injury and implement a treatment plan.

We advise wearing comfortable and loose-fitting clothing. During the physical examination you may be asked to expose the injured area to allow for assessment. We advise wearing shorts for all lower limb injuries. At Balance North, your modesty and comfort are important to us and to be respected at all times.

We are located at level 1, 353 Plenty Road. There’s plenty of street parking on Plenty Road, Gower Street and Townhall Avenue. Keep a lookout for parking restrictions. There is limited patient parking at the rear of the building (enter off Townhall Avenue).

By bike: We have bike racks located at the front and rear of the building.

By public transport:  The 86 tram passes right outside our door and we are a 15-minute walk from Bell station.

We are located on level 1, please use the stairs or lift to see us on level 1 (there is a dermatology practice on the ground floor).

Yes, you can book your appointment online through our website (https://balancenorth.com.au/book-now) or alternatively contact one of our friendly staff to make an appointment over the phone (86574922).6

If you are running late, please let our centre know as soon as possible. The physio may be able to replan their diary to accommodate you or reschedule your session to another time.

We request that you let the centre know if you cannot make an appointment to allow good diary management for our staff and help us avoid having to turn clients away when our diaries are fully booked. Missed appointments are an inconvenience to the clinic and other clients wishing to book in for a session. Please read our late note policy for more information.

Depending on your insurance plan you may be eligible for a rebate with your health fund. Claims can be processed at the time of appointment through HICAPS so the client only needs to pay the gap payment.

If you are unsure of your rebate amount, we advise contacting your insurance provider to enquire about your physiotherapy extras cover.

Medicare provide rebates for appointments if you are able to access a “chronic disease management” plan from your GP. This referral will allow you to access up to five sessions at a reduced cost. Please note that a gap payment still applies.

Yes, you are able to receive treatment at Balance North. It is important that you bring your claim information (including claim number, proof of approval for physiotherapy services) along to your appointment so we can process your claim. You will require a GP referral prior to your appointment to access our services.

Balance North Health & Wellbeing is an integrated allied health and wellbeing centre. Our practitioners work collaboratively to offer a holistic treatment approach. Other services include remedial massage therapy, myotherapy, Pilates, dietetics, podiatry and health coaching.

Massage FAQ's

Easy! Book online here Book Now. We take a 50% booking deposit.

We take a 50% booking deposit. 

You can cancel your appointment up to 48 hours before the start time of the appointment without incurring a fee. To do this either follow the cancellation link on your appointment confirmation email or email us at hello@balancenorth.com. 

If you wish to cancel less than 48 hours before your appointment we will hold the 50% deposit as a cancellation fee and you will need to email hello@balancenorth.com to let us know. If you cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before your appointment you will be charged the cancellation (the 50% deposit). If you don’t show up for your appointment you will be charged the cancellation fee (the 50% deposit).

 

Some private health funds will also offer rebates for Remedial Massage and Myotherapy services. The rebate amount will depend on your fund and level of cover so ensure you contact them directly for this information. We can provide you with the billing details on request. We can process your health fund claim in the studio following your treatment. Rebates may apply to the following appointment types:

  •  Remedial Massage 45 minutes
  • Remedial Massage 60 minutes
  • Remedial Massage 90 minutes

Yes, you can book your appointment online through our website Book Now or alternatively contact one of our friendly staff to make an appointment over the phone or by email (86574922 or hello@balancenorth.com).

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