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What is Physiotherapy? How can Physiotherapy benefits you? Frontier Physio in Manly West will let you know!

First of all, who and what is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are experts in the structure and movement of the human body. They treat patients of various ages for a variety of ailments, including sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as chronic illnesses including diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, and stroke. Physiotherapists are involved in patient care evaluation, diagnosis, planning, and management.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy, or PT, is the evaluation and treatment of aberrant physical function as a result of an accident, disability, or other health issues.

What are the services that physiotherapists offer?

Physiotherapists analyse, diagnose, arrange, and manage the care of patients with musculoskeletal, cardiothoracic, and neurological issues in a variety of settings. They assist patients with chronic disease management, offer lifestyle modification and self-management advice, prescribe aids and appliances, prescribe and supervise exercises for both patients and caregivers, and provide health promotion education, occupational health assessments, and injury prevention activities, as well as provide health promotion education, occupational health assessments, and injury prevention activities.

Physiotherapists work as part of interdisciplinary teams to treat a variety of chronic diseases. They’ve been taught to create individualised treatment plans that help persons with chronic illnesses manage risk factors such as co-morbidities and physical limitations.

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When should I see a physiotherapist?

There are a wide range of triggers that may lead to a person being referred or choosing to see a physiotherapist. This includes everything from sports injuries to chronic health conditions. Some typical reasons to see a physiotherapist include:

  • Cancer, palliative care and lymphoedema
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke and other neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal and sports injuries
  • Occupational health
  • Sports injuries and prevention
  • Pain management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity

You can find more information regarding Physiotherapy by visiting Allied Health Professions Australia. Or speak to our physiotherapist at Manly West today!

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Benefits of Physiotherapy?

In short, Physiotherapy may provide the following benefits, depending on the cause for treatment:

  • The use of painkillers is minimised, and surgery is avoided.
  • better movement and mobility
  • after an injury or a traumatic event
  • Fall prevention after a stroke or paralysis
  • Age-related medical issues are better managed with a better balance.

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You can see the other 5 benefits of Physiotherapy visiting this article which is written by Frontier Physio at Manly West.

A physical therapist assists patients in all stages of recovery, from the initial diagnosis through the restorative and preventative stages. Physiotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies.

A doctor may send a patient to physiotherapy, while others seek treatment on their own.


Do you know you can be Bulk Billed for Physiotherapy? Physiotherapy services can be covered by Medicare.

In our last article we discuss about the benefits of Physiotherapy. The quality and speed of your post-injury rehabilitation can be dramatically improved with appropriate physiotherapy treatment. Your health insurance plan, on the other hand, may not cover the price (partial or total) of the necessary physiotherapy sessions.  Above and Beyond Physiotherapy offers bulk-billed therapy services to qualified patients.

Frontier Physiotherapy in Manly West makes physiotherapy available and inexpensive to a wide range of people who might otherwise be unable to afford it.

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What Is Bulk Billed Physiotherapy and How Does It Work?

In addition to their present health insurance coverage, all qualified patients with chronic illnesses or terminal conditions can get 5 Medicare-funded health sessions every calendar year. Patients can use these five sessions to access a variety of health treatments, or they can combine them to access physiotherapy services.

Medicare funds the bulk-billed physiotherapy services. By automating payment processing, Above and Beyond Physiotherapy has made it absolutely painless. You will never have to pay out of pocket for any of your bulk billed sessions since Medicare will cover them.

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Who is eligible to claim for Medicare?

To be eligible to claim Medicare benefits for most healthcare treatments, you must first enrol in Medicare. If you’re in the following categories, you’re eligible to join Medicare Australia:

• An Australian citizen
• An Australian permanent resident
• Applying for permanent residency in Australia
• A New Zealand citizen
• A temporary resident covered by a ministerial order

You are also eligible to enrol in Medicare Australia if you are a citizen or resident of:
• Cocos (Keeling) Island
• Norfolk Island
• Christmas Island
• Lord Howe Island

Additionally, if you are visiting Australia from a nation that has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement, you can enrol in Medicare and obtain coverage.

Assessment and Reporting in the Context of Bulk Billed Physiotherapy.

Because the Australian government subsidises the treatment, Above and Beyond Physiotherapy is required to review and share reports on your progress with the appropriate authorities on a regular basis.

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How to Get a Physiotherapy Benefit from Medicare

In terms of protocol, claiming a Medicare benefit for your physiotherapy treatment varies from clinic to clinic.
When you claim a Medicare reimbursement for physiotherapy, there are a few things to double-check before you go to your visit.


To begin, you must have a chronic condition that has been present for at least six months or is likely to be present for at least six months in order to obtain Medicare physiotherapy benefits. So, the first step is to confirm that you do actually have a chronic illness.


The next step is to certify that your condition is complicated. You must also be under the care of at least two other healthcare practitioners to be eligible for Medicare benefits to support your physiotherapy.

Your GP will need to approve your eligibility with the relevant documents under the CDM for both of these requirements.

Limitations on Appointments

The number of Allied Health appointments you can have in a 12-month period is also limited by Medicare. You have five consultations each calendar year, which you can split among providers.

You could utilise all five of your consultations to see a physiotherapist, or you could split them up between three physiotherapy consultations, one dietician consultation, and one podiatrist consultation. If you want your physiotherapy appointment to be covered by Medicare, this is something else to think about before you go.

Frontier Physiotherapy is located at Manly West Queensland, click here to book a physio appointment with us.