What makes us different?
The aim of our Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology sessions is not just to relieve your short-term pain. We really want to drill down and determine the cause of your issues so you can take the ultimate step of managing your injury in the long term.
All of our sessions start with a thorough examination of not just the area of injury, but the surrounding areas that might either have an influence on the pain or contribute to the biomechanics of the area.
For example, to get to the bottom of a back injury, it is important to not just assess and treat the lower back, but to have a good look at the hips and pelvis. Both of these areas can have a direct influence on the lower back and have to be addressed for long term recovery.
Initial Physiotherapy-Ex Physiology Consultation
Your initial Physiotherapy/Exercise Physiology assessment at MD Health involves a complete analysis of your injury or pain. This is extremely important as the biomechanical effects from one area may be contributing to another.
Following your assessment our clinicians will design a detailed treatment plan and recommendations specific to your needs. They will go through the issues in detail, including a written treatment plan letter e-mailed to you within 24 hours.
Treatment is always specific and tailored, and will often be a combination:
– Exercise, including Clinical Exercise and Pilates
– Hands-on treatment
– Home exercises
depending on your needs
Most conditions take longer than 1 session to make a significant change, therefore the clinician will recommend either:
– The number of session and the time frame to get your desired outcome
– If it is likely to take more than a few sessions, we would usually recommend commencing our Clinical Exercises and Pilates program, which is usually cheaper and better for long term outcomes.
In the follow-up consultations will implement the plan designed in the initial consultation. This means that we get straight into it, no rest. Straight into the exercises you need to do, the treatment you need and the homework you need to do to get the outcome you want
Although we follow the plan, if we see that progress is not morning in the right direction, we will either re-evaluate the condition or send for further investigation and testing as needed. The decision is based on what is the best outcome for you.
If it is likely to take more than a few sessions, we would usually recommend commencing our Clinical Exercises and Pilates program. This is usually cheaper and better for long term outcomes.
What is the difference between a Physiotherapist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist?
At MD Health our clinical staff are both Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists. We often are asked what is the difference between these two professions…
Both Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists are University qualified Allied Health professionals that have four-five years of training to gain the knowledge and skills to treat and manage a wide range of health conditions. Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists have an in-depth knowledge of the human body and in particular the musculoskeletal system. In addition to this, they need also need to understand an individual’s medical history and any changes to ensure they are prescribing the appropriate exercises and/or treatment to deliver the best outcome for every client.
In general, Exercise Physiologists focus mainly on exercise, with little focus on hands-on treatment. however, at MD Health both Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists are taught to treat with exercise and hands-on treatment so the approach is the same.
Every year all the clinical staff at MD Health must continue to complete professional development to be approved by their governing body and Medicare to continue to practice as an Allied Health practitioner.
The difference is usually the amount of private health rebate paid for each type of service, so ask at reception on how it may effect your rebate
MD Health’s Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Consultations
Getting started with MD Health is easy.
Just follow these steps and be on your way to feel the benefits!
1. Book an Initial Consultation Assessment
Our Physiotherapists and Accredited Exercise Physiologists will talk to you about your short-term and long-term goals and write you a specialised treatment plan.
2. We'll write you up a treatment plan
Following your assessment our Physiotherapist or Accredited Exercise Physiologist will write you up a detailed and personalised treatment plan.
After your assessment we recommend the appropriate number of sessions to acheive your outcome, involving a combination of hands-on treatment, Clinical Exercise and Pilates and homework
4.If it is a longer term issue
If we feel that your issues and injuries are more longer term problems, we will usually recommend commencing our Clinical Exercise and Pilates program to acheive your desired outcome
Take the first step to a healthier you!
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Alternatively please call us on
- 03 9857 0644 (Kew East),
- 03 9842 6696 (Templestowe),
- 03 8683 9442 (Carlton North)
- 07 3505 1494 (Paddington QLD)
*Please note only the Full Body Assessment is a FREE service. The Full Body Assessment is for new clients at MD Health or returning clients who haven’t been in for 6 months or longer who intend to particpiate in our 13 Week Clinical Pilates Program**.
For all new clients who wish to come in for a one-off, casual or adhoc basis for Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology the Initial Physiotherapy or Initial Exercise Physiology appointment is a paid service.
** The 13 Week Clinical Pilates Program at MD Health is not a lock in contract and you are not required to attend for the full 13 weeks if you do not wish.