What to expect

During your consultation you will be assessed and treated by an experienced physiotherapist in a friendly and homely atmosphere. During your sessions we help you to better understand your condition, and the causes, through education of the issues surrounding your condition.

Your physiotherapist will provide you with a multi-media platform where you can access personalised exercises tailored to your condition.

We are constantly developing the skills and knowledge so that we can provide the most up to date treatment methods from specialists all around the world. We use state of art equipment and evidence-based practice to assist us in achieving positive outcomes for our patients.

New Patient Form

PERSONAL INFORMATION (Please provide full legal name)

Your Address

Date of Birth

Occupation

Phone Number

Email Address

Emergency Contact Details

If applicable, please provide the following information:

Please tell us how you heard about us:

Our WebsiteFamily/Friend ReferralGP ReferralAdvert /PosterBeen BeforeGymLocalityFacebookYellow Pages

If you are under 18 Years of age:

Private/Corporate Patients:

- I agree to pay all reasonable fees/charges incurred by the Vitalis Physiotherapy for goods and services provided for me including overdue account fees, booking fees and debt collection costs.
- I authorise Vitalis Physiotherapy to disclose my personal information in relation to my health condition to any other health practitioner who is providing me with health care services or items.

Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle & DVA Claims:

- I agree that in the event of non-payment of my account by my employer/insurer/DVA/Medicare that I will be held responsible for all reasonable fees/charges incurred by the Vitalis Physiotherapy for goods and services provided including overdue accounts fees and debt collection costs.
- I authorise Vitalis Physiotherapy to disclose to my employer/employer’s insurance company, Work Cover Queensland, DVA and/or any other health practitioner who is providing me with health care services or items, any information in relation to my condition for which I have a claim.

In the event of the claim being rejected, the patient will be held responsible for all reasonable fees/charges incurred by Vitalis Physiotherapy for goods and services provided.

Physiotherapist in this practice will discuss your condition and options for treatment with you so that you are informed and can make decisions regarding your treatment. You may choose to consent or refuse any form of treatment for any reason including religious or personal grounds. Once you have given consent, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

Questions of a Personal Nature

Your Physiotherapist may ask personal questions relating to your injury and how your injury impacts on your ‘activities of daily living’. The more information you provide, the more likely it is that the physiotherapist can provide effective treatment. It is your choice as to what information you choose to provide.

Physical contact

During the examination, assessment and treatment it may be necessary for your physiotherapist to make physical contact. Your physiotherapist will ask your permission before making physical contact with you in any way. Physical contact requires your express consent. You may withdraw consent at any time at which point, all physical contact will cease immediately. Please inform your physiotherapist if you feel uncomfortable at any time.

Risk related to treatment

Physiotherapy is an effective form of treatment. However, if there are any risks associated with the treatment, your therapist will clearly state them and discuss them with you.

Children, minors and Substituted Consent

Consent from a custodial parent is required to treat a minor. Where a person is incapable of understanding the risks and benefits of treatment, consent may be provided by another person legally authorized to provide such consent. Evidence of legal authorization is required in such circumstances.

You need to let us know when:

- a pacemaker or heart condition
- suffered from blood clots, thrombosis or stroke
- suffer from diabetes
- are currently taking regular medication

Booking appointments

Your therapist will outline a treatment plan as the best plan for your recovery. You will achieve the maximum results when you follow your recommended treatment plan. To be consistent we ask that you schedule your appointments in advance.

WE HAVE 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY FULL CONSULTATION FEE APPLIES FOR LATE CANCELLATIONS/NO SHOWS

The practice’s system will send you a reminder message the day before to the mobile phone that has been nominated.
24 hours notice is required to cancel or change appointments as we have a long waiting list. If you do not attend an appointment without giving us appropriate notice, full consultation fees will apply. Consideration will be given for unavoidable circumstances. People who repeatedly miss or reschedule appointments will regretfully be discharged from care.

I have read and understood the above statements relating to consent for treatment. I offer my consent to receive treatment within the practice.

PHYSIOTHERAPY CONFIDENTIAL PATIENT CASE HISTORY

What is the reason for seeking our services today?

What do you hope to achieve specifically from treatment?

Draw on the sketch below the area where you feel your problem to be:

How long have you had this problem?

Have you had this or a similar problem in the past?

If you are experiencing pain, please tick the words that best describe your pain:

ConstantComes & goesSharpDull AchyIntensity variesIntensity constantShootingRadiates

Do you get?

Pins and needlesTinglingNumbnessWeakness

If yes list area(s) of above symptoms;

Since the problem started, it is –

About the sameGetting betterGetting worse

What makes your pain worse?

SittingWalkingStanding up from a chairOther

Your pain interferes with:

WorkSleepHobbiesLeisure

What type of work do you do?

Other health professionals seen for this problem (please list):

List any medications you are taking

Have you ever taken oral cortisone or prednisone (including asthma medications such as pulmicort, symbicort, flixotide & seretide)?

YesNo

Are you pregnant?

YesNo

Do you have or have you ever had? (please tick)

High blood pressureCancerSpinal fractureHeart attackOsteoporosisSpinal surgeryHeart problemsRheumatoid arthritisDislocationStrokesAnkylosing spondylitisLigament injuriesDiabetesPsoriatic arthritisCartilage injuriesA pacemakerReiter’s arthritisOsteoarthritisAn aneurysmSpinal traumaDizziness

Have you seen another therapist before for this problem?

YesNo

If YES was there anything you were not happy about?

What aspects were you happy with?

FAQS

Physiotherapists have studied the structure and movement of the human body to degree, Masters or doctorate level. We assess, diagnose and treat many musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary or neurological conditions. You might see us due to an acute injury or chronic condition or because you want to retain your strength as you age.

You’ll find physios working in hospitals, community health centres, sports clubs, aged care facilities and in private practice, as we do here at Vitalis Physiotherapy.

Once we’ve assessed you, we design an individual program of care to treat any current injury or overuse and to strengthen your body to reduce the risk of further injury.

There are many good reasons to see a physio ranging from sports injuries to chronic diseases. You might:

  • Want to improve your flexibility, fitness or strength
  • Have noticed bruising, swelling, soreness or stiffness
  • Feel like your joints are giving way or your muscles are weak
  • Be an expectant mum suffering from pregnancy aches and pains
  • Be a new mum recovering from birth
  • Have aching muscles or painful joints
  • Be keen to learn safe ways to exercise so you can lose weight
  • Be recovering from an injury
  • Have ongoing pins and needles
  • Struggle with continence
  • Have hypermobile joints
  • Be dealing with growing pains
  • Have a chronic condition like diabetes, osteoarthritis, MS or cancer.

Because we understand that the right treatment depends on how you want to live.

Maybe you’re into competitive sports, maybe you do a very physical or a very sedentary job, maybe you’re racing around after a young family or maybe you’re trying to enjoy an active retirement.

At Vitalis Physiotherapy, we get to know you. We learn about the kind of life you want to live and we tailor our treatment choices to help get you there.

Call us on (07) 3376 8801 or book online here.

Please bring:

  • A referral from your GP if you have one
  • Any results of your X-rays, CT-scans, MRIs or ultrasounds, if you’ve had them done
  • Your medical certificate if you’re here because of a workplace injury or motor vehicle accident
  • A list of any medications you take
  • Your Medicare card and health insurance card.

Private Patients, please bring:

  1. Any results of your X-rays, CT-scans, MRIs or ultrasounds, if you’ve had them done
  2. Private Health Card (if they have private health insurance – we can claim part payment via HICAPS terminal

Patients under Chronic Disease Management (EPC Care Plan), please bring:

  1. A referral from your GP

Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) Patients, please bring:

  1. A referral from your GP
  2. DVA Card

WorkCover Patients:

  1. “Work Capacity Certificate” from your GP
  2. Approved Claim Number from WorkCover
  3. Name of your WorkCover Case Manager

Motor Vehicle Accident Patients (CTP):

  1. A referral from your GP
  2. Insurance paperwork
  3. Claim Number

We understand that unexpected events or sickness may mean you sometimes need to cancel your appointment. Please give at least 24 hours notice so that we can offer that time-slot to another patient.

If you miss, cancel or reschedule your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, you will need to pay a cancellation fee equal to the full cost of your session without any rebate.
To avoid cancellation charges, we recommend that you:

  • Give us at least 24 hours notice that you can’t make your scheduled appointment or
  • Attend a new appointment on the same day as your scheduled appointment or
  • Attend a new appointment within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.

If you repeatedly miss or reschedule appointments, then we will discuss whether physio is working for you. We know that you won’t reach your health goals without regular sessions with your Vitalis physio and we do not want to waste your time or ours.

Wear loose, comfortable clothes. We’ll need to see how you’re moving and examine the sore part of your body.

There’s plenty of free parking at Sinnamon Park Village, where our clinic is located.

It is likely. The body heals slowly and we usually like to see you again to find out how you’re going.

Follow your physio’s advice. If you’ve been given stretches or exercises to do, then please do them! We’re able to perform some amazing treatments during your sessions but often the best long-term success is achieved by you strengthening your body through regular, targeted exercises and stretches.

Remember that healing and recovery takes time and not everyone heals/recovers at the same rate. If anytime during your care, you do not feel that you

We are registered with most of the private health funds, which means you can claim your rebate on the spot. We are not a preferred provider and we’re happy to explain why.

Some health insurance companies have developed preferred provider schemes with allied health practitioners like physiotherapists. The Australian Physiotherapy Association does not support preferred provider schemes.

Preferred providers are not offering a higher standard of care or more experienced staff. They are just agreeing to bring their fees in line with the amounts set by the health fund. We believe this is a race to the bottom that devalues physiotherapists and gives health insurance companies undue influence over patient care.

Here at Vitalis Physiotherapy, we want to give you a superior service. We value our patients and our time. And we trust the advice of our professional body, the Australian Physiotherapy Association. So, no, we are not a preferred provider. We do not want our business model to be driven by what a health fund will or won’t pay for. We want Vitalis Physiotherapy to provide quality care based on clinical need in a sustainable practice.

Only if your GP has listed physio services as part of your Chronic Disease Management plan for you.

A Medicare referral from your doctor means we can bulk bill up to five physiotherapy appointments each year under Chronic Disease Management plan (EPC Care Plan).

You will need to get a special referral called the “EPC plan” from your doctor before Medicare allows us to bulk bill physiotherapy visits.

Medicare provides your doctor with a strict eligibility criteria. This includes:

  • Pain or symptoms more than six months,
  • Complex injury requiring more than one health professionals,
  • Completed referral from doctor.

Your doctor will the following information to send us a referral:

Vitalis Physiotherapy
3/58 Oldfield Road
Sinnamon Park QLD 4073
P: 07 3376 8801
F: 07 3532 0221
E: info@vitalisphysiotherapy.com.au
Provider Number: 472075DJ

We want to help as many people as possible, with all their musculoskeletal and sports injury needs, so Vitalis Physiotherapy is very pleased to be able to accept and process Medicare rebates for physiotherapy consultations.

Do I Need a Referral?

That depends. If you’re coming as a private patient, you don’t need a referral to see a physio. You can just make an appointment and attend.

You do need a referral from your GP if:

  • Your need for physio relates to an insurance claim after a car crash or workplace injury (CTP)
  • Your need for physio relates to an insurance claim after a workplace injury (WorkCover/Workers’ Comp)
  • Your physio visits are to be subsidised by Medicare as part of Chronic Disease Management (EPC Care Plan)
  • You’re claiming through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).

Most patients need 5-8 sessions sessions but everyone is different. The right number of treatments depends on the type, location and persistence of your injury. Your sessions will be 5-7 days apart to allow time for your body to make progress between treatments.

What Does It Cost?

  • Please call us if you need to discuss costs. We’ll be happy to tell you our initial consultation fees plus relevant item numbers so you can call your health fund and ask about the dollar value of their rebate. Alternatively, we can provide a quote for the customers at our clinic, you will need to bring your health card with you.
  • We provide discounts for Concession Card Holders. We provide a $10 discount for pensioners without private health cover.
  • You pay once your consultation finishes. We accept cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa.
  • If you have extras cover with your Health Insurance, you should be able to claim physiotherapy services through your health fund. We process your claim on the spot. Please bring your private health card with you.

What Happens At My First Appointment?

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so our friendly reception staff can gather some details from you.

Once it’s time for your appointment, you’ll come into our treatment room and we’ll get to know you. We’ll listen as you explain what’s brought you to us and how that injury or illness affects you. We’ll ask you questions about your overall health and we’ll review any X-rays or ultrasounds that you may have brought with you.

Then we’ll examine you. We may look at your posture, your movement, your muscle strength and your nerve function.

We’ll tell you why you’re in pain. And once we’ve diagnosed you, we’ll begin treating you. That might include massage or other treatments to reduce pain and improve movement. And it’ll probably involve teaching you some exercises to do at home. We’ll write our recommendations down for you (maybe even with some diagrams!) so you can remember what to do.

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Sinnamon Park Village

3/58 Oldfield Road, Sinnamon Park Qld 4073

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