Group Physiotherapy - Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS GROUP PHYSIOTHERAPY?
You will be assessed by a Physiotherapist who will prescribe specific exercises based on your individuals needs. The exercises are designed to specifically rehabilitate injuries or to work on movement patterns and strength deficits that are identified by your Physiotherapist. At Flow Physio Co, we have a boutique equipment studio with a maximum of 4 people per class. This ensures we can maintain attention to detail, progress exercises at the right time and achieve the best possible results for you.
WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM GROUP PHYSIO?
Group Physio is ideal for anyone recovering/rehabilitating from an injury or surgery, anyone experiencing chronic pain, prenatal and post natal women or recovery from women’s health surgery, elite athletes with specific training goals and older individuals who want to exercise in a safe environment.
WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Small group classes and one-on-one sessions are run on most days (please see our latest timetable). All new participants are required to undergo an Initial Assessment. This is a private one-on-one consultation and involves the Physiotherapist taking a detailed history along with a physical assessment to determine any weaknesses or specific areas to address. This thorough assessment allows the Physiotherapist to customise an exercise program specifically to you.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN YOUR PRENATAL PROGRAM?
Our Prenatal Programs tailor exercise needs for pregnant women. During pregnancy the uterus and baby are continually growing, placing additional strain on the pelvic floor muscles and lower back. Our Prenatal Program can prepare the expecting mother for the demands of birth, whether this be a vaginal delivery or cesarean section, as well as helping with aches and pains associated with pregnancy itself. This is not a prenatal class where every women is completing the same exercises, your program will be based on your specific needs as assessed in your initial consultation, whilst also incorporating your birthing plan into the program.
WHAT IS POSTNATAL/MUM'S AND BUBS PROGRAM?
Our Postnatal Program usually begins 6 weeks after the birth of your child. Prior to commencing, we offer a 6 week post partum check where we thoroughly examine the integrity of your pelvic floor and transverse abdominus (deep core muscle). We will also check for a Diastasis Recti (abdominal separation), wound check if you have had a Caesarean and a general assessment to ensure you are safe to return to exercise. Following the 6 week check we recommend joining the Mums and Bubs Postnatal Program. This has a maximum capacity of 3 people which allows room for you to bring your baby and allows the Physiotherapist to monitor you more closely. This session will be 40 minutes.
CAN I CLAIM A HEALTH FUND REBATE ON GROUP PHYSIO?
Yes. This will depend on your Health Fund and level of cover. Group classes will fall under Item Number 560 (Group Consultation). Contact your Health Fund to discuss your Physiotherapy Extra’s Cover. We offer on-the-spot Health Fund Rebates for payment at the time of single sessions, however Health Fund rebates can only be claimed after a service has been received, therefore if you are buying a 5 or 10 pack of sessions once you have completed the sessions we will issue you with a receipt and you can put a claim in with your health fund. One-on-one private sessions with be claimable as a general Physiotherapy session and is therefore claimable on the spot.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Group Physio fees are as follows:
Initial Assessment $136 (health fund rebates on the spot), including:
60 mins, one-on-one with your Physiotherapist
Comprehensive history and physical examination
Group Physio introduction
Individualised Treatment Plan based on your physical examination and clinical testing
Online access to our Rehabilitation app
Personalised home exercise program
Casual class visit $50 (health fund rebates on the spot)
5 x prepaid pack $240
10 x prepaid pack $450
Private one-on-one session - 40mins $90* (health fund rebates on the spot)
* Private one-on-one sessions are available after you have had your Initial Assessment with your Physiotherapist
HOW LONG IS EACH SESSION?
Group Physio and Prenatal Programs (50 minutes)
Postnatal/Mums and Bubs classes (40 minutes)
Private one-on-one sessions (40 minutes)
If you are unable to attend one of the above session times we are able to run private one-on-one sessions at a time that better suits you.