Please refer below for answers to our most common questions. If you cannot find your answer, please call our friendly staff who will do their best to help you out.
- Why Choose Moreton All Body Care?
- Do I need a Doctor’s referral?
- Can I claim a rebate for my treatment?
- Can I Access Physiotherapy Services through Medicare?
- What happens at my first treatment?
- How long do treatments take?
- Can I claim for my massage?
- What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP)?
- What services can an AEP provide to your patients?
- What is clinical pilates?
- What are the benefits of clinical pilates?
- What is a reformer class?
- What is a mat work class?
Moreton All Body Care is dedicated to the provision of high quality, cost effective, accessible physiotherapy and related health care services.Physiotherapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base. Physiotherapy, through the many modalities available, has widespread clinical application in the restoration, maintenance and promotion of optimal physical function.Our Physiotherapists are highly skilled professionals who: Diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional capabilities. Restore, maintain and promote not only optimal physical function but also optimal quality of life as it relates to each individual.We have three convenient locations – Narangba, Burpengary & Beachmere – which are all easily accessed by public transport. Off street parking is also available.Back
While their doctor refers many clients to physio, it is not necessary. The Therapists at Moreton All Body Care are all qualified and AHPRA registered and able to treat patients without medical referral. If you are able to claim a rebate for physiotherapy services from a private health fund, this is possible without a medical referral.A medical referral from your general practitioner is necessary only if:
- You have been injured at work and your case is being managed by workcover
- Your treatment is covered by Veterans Affairs
- You are claiming your treatment expenses through a 3rd party claim.
- You are on a Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Plan.
Your physiotherapist is also able to refer you on to other medical and allied health professionals where appropriate.
Medicare now offers Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Programs to allow a Medicare rebate for up to 5 allied health treatments a year. The program is for people with chronic conditions and patients must be referred by their GP. If you have any queries regarding this service please don’t hesitate to speak with us.
All patients who attend our clinics on EPC’s for physiotherapy will be charged only the medicare schedule amount so there is no out of pocket expense.
Payment is required at the time of treatment and we are able to immediately refund this amount to you from Medicare, via either a savings or cheque account, through our EFTPOS terminal. Should you chose not to do this you can take your receipt to Medicare to obtain a full refund at a later date.
Please remember to bring your Medicare card and your EFTPOS card to any appointments.
Following an initial comprehensive assessment, a full objective examination and hands on assessment with functional testing is performed to establish a diagnosis. You are welcome to ask any questions you may have.Treatment may involve different ways of relieving pain, restoring function, flexibility and strength. Skills and techniques used may include mobilisations of joints and or soft tissues, manipulation, postural correction, dry needling/acupuncture, electrotherapy, exercises and muscle rehabilitation. You will also learn techniques to use at home to manage your problem, which may include exercise and preventative measures.At Moreton All Body Care we also liaise with others involved in your care if applicable and will refer you for alternative treatment if Physiotherapy is not the best option.Back
As a new client we would appreciate if you could arrive 10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time to fill out relevant paperwork.Our physios strive to keep to their appointment schedule, but there are occasional unforeseen circumstances.Back
If you have extra’s cover with your health fund, and you are covered for massage therapy, you will be able to claim your massage through HICAPS at the time of your appointment. As all health funds have differing rebate amounts so it is best to check with your fund if you would like to know your rebate prior to treatment.
AEPs assess, prescribe, supervise and monitor exercise and lifestyle programs designed to meet an individual’s specific health outcomes for individuals with a wide range of chronic diseases and musculoskeletal conditions.Working in collaboration with a general practitioner, and with other allied health practitioners, AEPs will develop an exercise program based on your patient’s current medical status and musculoskeletal condition, to ensure that the exercise program is both safe and effective to achieve the required health goals. This may include a supervised one-on-one or group exercise program.In addition, AEPs will work to ensure your patient has the necessary knowledge and skills to exercise safely and effectively, and to motivate and support them while they start out with an exercise program.
Referring a patient/client for Exercise Physiology Services can be done a number of ways. A general practitioner has the ability to refer patients for Exercise Physiology services by:
- D904 referral for ex-service men and women who hold a gold or white card (Specific treating condition must be mentioned for white card holders)
- Medicare Chronic Disease Management (CDM previously known as Enhanced Primary Care – EPC). A referral for individual allied health services under Medicare is required for patients with a chronic medical condition, for treatment through exercise prescription and lifestyle modification under CDM.
- A referral with a current workers compensation certificate signed by a medical practitioner to cover exercise physiology services.
Recent research advocates the retraining of the deep stabilizing muscles for patients with low back pain. Clinical Pilates focuses on the retraining and recruitment of these stabilizing muscles (core stability) as well as improving posture, strength and flexibility.Back
There are numerous benefits to be gained from performing Clinical Pilates exercises. Some of these include:
- Improved posture and core stability
- Increased muscular strength and flexibility
- Prevention of injuries
- Aiding rehabilitation
- Restoration of normal movement patterns
- Enhanced breathing control
- Increased co-ordination and muscular control
- Firmer and flatter stomach muscles
- Improved overall body tone and fitness
- Improved balance