Do I need a referral for physiotherapy at SSOP?
In Australia patients have direct access to physiotherapy services. This means you will not have to see a physician first before seeing a therapist. Many of our patients are referrals from physicians and specialists but this is not essential.
Does the physiotherapist stay with me through the entire treatment?
At SSOP we have a therapist stay with the patient throughout his or her treatment program. This ensures that the patient receives consistent care and constant re-evaluation, enabling proper acceleration of the healing process.
Typically, how long will it take to get better?
This depends on the injury and diagnosis; however, standard treatment for non- surgical conditions is four to six weeks.
What clothes do I need to bring for treatment?
You should bring comfortable workout attire including sneakers. The area being treated will need to be accessible to the therapist.
What happens at the initial examination?
The initial consultation consists of a thorough review of the patient's medical history leading up to the injury. A comprehensive examination is performed, and includes the assessment of posture, joint mechanics, range of motion, strength, muscle integrity, and flexibility. Following the evaluation, we educate the patient about the injury and how the course of rehabilitation will proceed.
Do you correspond with my referring doctor?
We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication with every referring physician. We send typewritten updates to each patient's referring physician following the initial consultation, and we follow up with a progress letter after subsequent treatments.
How important are the home exercises?
After initial treatment each patient is given a series of exercises with diagrams and a summary program for home exercises. Home exercises and patient education are key to a quick recovery. Consistent performance and repetition give you the opportunity to aid your own healing process.
Do you take patients on time?
Being a city practice we realize how busy all of our patients' lives are, so it is extremely important to be on time for your appointment to maximize the benefit of rehabilitation. All patients are seen on time for their appointments and we expect them to be ready for their session at the time of their scheduled appointment.
Why do I need to come several times per week at the beginning?
It is important to get the body into a routine and this is optimally accomplished with a physiotherapy frequency of two to three times per week. Our goal is to be as efficient as possible so you will quickly attain your 100% rehabilitation potential.
What are your opening times?
We are open from 7.30am until 7.00pm Monday to Fridays
Where are you located?
We have two central Sydney CBD locations. Physiotherapy on Macquarie is located at Level 1, 139 Macquarie Street near Bridge Street. Our phone number is 9252 5770. At the other end of Sydney City, near Park Street is Physiotherapy on Pitt located at Suite 1, Level 5, 321 Pitt Street. You can call us there on 9264 4153.
What if I need to cancel my appointment?
Please be advised that unattended appointments and late cancellations within 3 hours of a scheduled time will incur a fee of $50.