FAQs

Fees & Rebate's:

  • Initial Consultation $75.00
  • Standard Consultation $60.00

Health Fund Rebates:

If you have private health cover for Physiotherapy, your rebate can be claimed on the spot via HICAPS. Remember to bring your Health Fund Card to every appointment.

BUPA Members:

Brendan is a BUPA Members First Physiotherapist giving you higher rebates.

HCF Members:

Your first Physiotherapist consultation is free every year through the "More for Muscles" program. Brendan has been a "More for Muscles" Physiotherapist since its inception.

Injurynet:

Injurynet provides Physiotherapy treatment for employees of some signature companies in Australia including all Wesfarmers companies, Woolworth's companies, Aldi stores, Australia Post and many more.  Via referral from your manager or an Injurynet approved Doctor you have access to 4 sessions of Physiotherapy (whether you have a work injury or not), Brendan has been an Injurynet Physiotherapist since the scheme began.

What is a Physiotherapist?

To use the title Physiotherapist, a person must have completed a four year undergraduate or a two year post graduate degree in Physiotherapy studies. Included in these courses are study and examinations in anatomy, physiology, biology, manual therapy techniques, medical diseases, pharmacology and disease management. To practice in Victoria as a Physiotherapist, a person must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

What is the difference between a physiotherapist, a chiropractor and an osteopath?

All three of these practitioners treat similar conditions although the professions view musculo-skeletal problems and how to treat them differently.

Chiropractors are science-based professionals who traditionally view physical problems from the perspective of structural alignment of the body. They generally concentrate on bones and joints. The traditional philosophy of chiropractic is that everyone should be having treatment, either to make them better or to keep them in good health.

Osteopaths are science-based professionals also registered with the chiropractic board that take a broader view of physical problems to include connective tissue, nerves and muscle lengths as well as joints.

Physiotherapists are science-trained professionals.They consider joints, bones, muscles, tendons, nerves and connective tissue when dealing with physical problems.

Traditionally, Physiotherapists have trained and worked with Medical Doctors, Specialists and Surgeons in treatment of physical injuries. Integral to Physiotherapy philosophy is empowering people with tools to help themselves with their physical problems. In most cases this means advice and instruction on specific exercises and / or behaviours to assist and maintain recovery.  As well as helping you to resolve your problem as quickly as possible, correct Physiotherapy would offer you strategies to stop your problem re-occurring.

What BDP Treats?

  1. Neck Problems
  2. Back Problems
  3. Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Problems
  4. Headaches
  5. Jaw Pain
  6. Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Problems
  7. Work Injuries
  8. Department of Veteran Affairs Cardholders
  9. TAC Injuries
  10. EPC (Medicare) Referrals

Medicare Treatment:

The Australian Government provides access for 5 sessions of treatment in total from various health practitioners including Physiotherapists. Not everyone is eligible for this treatment and your must be referred by your doctor with an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) referral. Check with your doctor for eligibility but generally you must be seeing two or more Specialists at least once a year.

http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/information/welcome-medicare-customers-website