About Physiotherapy

Baw Baw Physio and Fitness has qualified physiotherapists who can assist you with your pain, injuries, rehabilitation needs or body complaints. We see Private, EPC, WorkSafe, TAC and DVA patients. Private patients do not require a referral however EPC, WorkSafe, TAC and DVA patients will require a valid referral from a medical practitioner. Please bring along any X-ray, CT, MRI scans, reports and referrals along to your first appointment.

What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are university educated healthcare professionals trained to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work with their patients, assisting them to overcome pain, stiffness and injury, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or as a result of ageing.Physiotherapists can help you recover from injury (including sports and workplace injuries), reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals, treatment outcomes, prevention programs and home exercises.

  • EPC Care Plans

    Physiotherapy consultations

    • GP Referral Required
    • Chronic Condition Management
    • No gap payment required
    • Bulk Billed Medicare Claims
  • WorkCover & TAC Physiotherapy

    Part of the Early Intervention Framework

    • Reduce time off work
    • Improve functional outcomes
    • Speed recovery
  • Private Health Insurance

    HICAPS onsite claiming

    • Swipe your card at reception
    • Only pay the gap fee

What to expect

An initial consultation at Baw Baw Physio & Fitness consists of you being interviewed by the Physiotherapist in a private room.  This allows the Physio to gather all the relevant information regarding your complaint.  Following this discussion the physiotherapist will then observe your movement and perform special tests to further determine the cause of your problem.Techniques which may include massage, joint mobilisation or stretching will then be used to treat your condition and if appropriate, you may then be given a small series of exercises to complete at home to supplement the treatment.Our physiotherapists allow 45 minutes for an initial consultation and 30 minutes for a follow up consultation so you are not rushed and have adequate time to be treated thoroughly and ask any questions.

What to wear

Comfortable, loose clothing
Expect to uncover the area to be treated (and adjacent areas)
You may wish to wear a singlet if being treated for neck or back pain

What to bring

Referrals (not necessary for private patients)
X-rays or Scans and reports
Shoes, if you believe they may be related to your complaint
If being treated under WorkCover, please bring along your case details

Private Health Fund Claiming

Below are a list of the private health funds that participate with HICAPS on-the-spot claiming. If you are covered for physiotherapy and you bring your private health card in with you, you will be able to claim your consultation on the spot. Please note, gap fees vary between funds. For an update on participating health funds ‘live’ please refer to HICAPS website www.hicaps.com.au.

Work Cover and TAC

For information on the process we use for Work Cover and TAC physiotherapy consults, please click the links below:

Our Physiotherapists

Conditions we treat

Book an appointment

You can use our Online Booking System to book an appointment right now, or you can call us on 5625 1631.