When you injure a muscle, joint, tendon or ligament causing pain, stiffness or restricted movement, your doctor will most likely recommend a good Physiotherapist. After surgery or hospitalisation, physio’s are experts at rehabilitation and helping you get back to full health. Physio’s are trained to assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent a broad range of health conditions and movement disorders.
General practitioners refer more patients to physiotherapy than any other healthcare profession. That being said, you do not require a doctors referral to see a physiotherapist. Simply book an appointment online or call and make an appointment that is suitable for you.
Your first appointment will be a longer appointment allowing your physio to understand your injury history, assess your condition and make an accurate diagnosis. At this point your practitioner will suggest some suitable treatment options and make some recommendations. Treatment of most musculoskeletal injuries or aggravations will generally require 3-6 visits, more if the condition is severe.
Your treatment could involve a combination of soft tissue techniques, manual therapy, lifestyle advice, therapeutic cold laser, homes exercises, education and electro-physical modalities.
Our practitioners are both holistic (focused on your whole body, not just your symptoms) and integrated (they work as a team where advantageous) in their treatment approach. Your physiotherapist works alongside chiropractic, podiatry, acupuncture and remedial massage and often co-treat to improve outcomes, at no extra cost to you.
Utilising assessment and treatment techniques derived from latest research your physio is committed to providing the most suitable and effective treatment for your condition.
Our physiotherapy team are members of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia and Sports Physiotherapy Australia. Updating their knowledge, skills and awareness of the latest advances in treatment assists them to offer the most current treatment techniques.
Physiotherapy is heavily reliant on evidence-based research. Our physiotherapists use their knowledge and skills to improve a range of conditions associated with different systems of the body, such as:
Dervla graduated from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Ireland in 2007. She has a friendly and motivating personality with a passion for working within the musculoskeletal setting and working with clients to achieve their treatment goals using hands on treatment and exercise prescription to help prevent reoccurrence.
Lauren became a physiotherapist because she is passionate about being able to positively contribute to others in a personal and clinical sense. She enjoys her role in helping patients return to previous functional abilities and everyday life without pain, by being both a clinical problem-solver and an empathetic listener.
Jonathan’s background in sports and being active growing up made his transition into his career of physiotherapy a natural choice. Having been an elite runner and learning to cope with his own injuries has given Jonathan a deeper understanding and appreciation for what his patients are often going through. His friendly, reliable and hard-working ethic combined with his passion for physiotherapy ensures Jonathan offers first class care for his patients.
Michael’s passion for his career in Physiotherapy began as a sporty adolescent, often needing to see a physiotherapist for various sporting injuries. He gravitated towards this profession in order to make a difference in people's lives, and revels in being able to help people get back to what they love doing. "Seeing the joy that brings to patients is incredibly rewarding".
Physiotherapy patients participate in a complete system of assessment and treatment, which aims at treating all of the different aspects of the condition. Physiotherapists utilise broad varying techniques, which depend on the individual’s requirements. The overall goal is to resolve symptoms, retrain altered movement patterns, and prevent recurrence. Your treatment program will take into account the nature of your condition and your own personal commitments to provide you with the best possible outcome.
Your first visit for any new problem will be a comprehensive consultation. We cater for extra time, if needed, to fully assess your condition and ensure you receive the most effective treatment possible. If you haven’t seen a Physiotherapist at our Practice before, it would be appreciated that you arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment to fill in a new patient form.
Each comprehensive consultation consists of a detailed discussion regarding your symptoms, assessment of different movements (which may require some degree of undressing), and some specific tests. Once a diagnosis has been reached, treatment options will be discussed and carried out – keep in mind that you are a key player in the management of your condition.
Standard follow-up appointments with your physiotherapist include discussion on progress since the previous appointment and reassessment of problematic movements or positions before treatment continues
At Tyack Health the physiotherapists are here to assist in complete recovery from your musculoskeletal condition. We believe that your care continues after you have left your appointment – you are a valued patient and will continue to be nurtured back to full health. This is why follow up appointments are sometimes recommended – so that the job isn’t left half-done!
As a patient of Tyack Health Centre’s Physiotherapy Department, you are invited to phone and speak directly with your practitioner concerning any exacerbation of pain, difficulty with exercises and any other treatment-related questions you may have. If the physiotherapist is unable to attend your call, all efforts will be made to contact you as soon as possible.
Monday 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 7.40 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 8.00 am - 6.20 pm
Thursday 7.40 am - 7.00 pm
Friday 8.00 am – 1.40 pm
Saturday 8.00 am - 2.00 pm
If you are seeing the physiotherapist for a new condition, please inform reception so they can ensure you receive the additional time needed.
Initial Consultation $94
Standard Consultation $82
Health Fund Rebates Available
We understand that life is unpredictable and you may not always be able to make your scheduled appointment. If you can’t make an appointment please contact our reception at least 24 hours prior to cancel or arrange for another time.
Missed appointments and appointments cancelled without 24 hours notice may be charged the full consultation fee.
Contact our Reception team on (07) 3249 5333 for further information.