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What is physio near me? is a directory service helping Australians searching for physiotherapy services. Our site helps locate and book an experienced Physiotherapist near you.

How much does physio near me cost?

Our search and booking functionality is absolutely free to use. However, if you book an appointment with one of our partnered physiotherapy clinics then you can expect to pay for their services. No additional charges are applied using Physio near me.

Who is physio near me?

Physio near me was made by two Aussie mates who wanted to service the needs of other Aussie’s trying to find nearby clinics easily. Booking flight, transport, movies etc online has become the norm, but the physiotherapy world lags behind. That’s where fits in.

How does physio near me work?

Simply. Enter a suburb near your home or work and we’ll find you the closest clinics with their next availability. Select the time and date that best suits you and you’re done!

Is physio near me a Physiotherapy clinic?

We are not a physio clinic, we act as a partner and a link between clinic and patient.

Why use physio near me?

We focus heavily on user experience, and know if you’re injured or in pain, the most important thing is to get you to an expert as soon as possible. Our free services allow you to cut through the noise and help find you the next physio appointment available near you.

Does physio near me work in my area?

Are you based in Australia? Then yes, we service Australia nationwide - enter your suburb of choice and we’ll show you our closest clinics.

Is physio near me safe?

Totally safe. Your privacy and protection is our priority, in fact that’s one of the reasons was created, to help everyday Aussies find a physio near them simply and safely.

Is physio near me Australian?

Yes, physio near me was started in Sydney, Australia by two mates. now services Australia nation-wide.

Physio Near Me is also the owner-operator of Book Physio.

Physiotherapy Services

Women's Health Physiotherapy

As the name suggests, the specialisation of Women's Health Physiotherapy focuses on anything and everything to do with women! There are many different stages of life in which the female body is changing and evolving.

Our approach to women's health needs to evolve and change, just like you do. A skilled women's health physiotherapist will be able to guide and support you through all stages of life and give you the appropriate advice and education.

Sports Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy plays a significant role in the treatment and management of sports injuries. Sports physiotherapists work with athletes of all levels, from recreational athletes right through to elite athletes. Most people would assume the primary role of a sports physiotherapist is to treat injuries (which they do). However, a big focus of sports physiotherapy is also on management, recovery and injury prevention!

Longevity in sport is achieved through the development of flexibility, skill acquisition, strength training and endurance.

Our sports physiotherapists are skilled at:

Our approach to sports physiotherapy is to focus on the individual and work towards your goals!

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a useful tool in the kit for all physiotherapists. Massage is an effective treatment technique for many different conditions.

Massage is typically thought of as a technique to unwind and relax, which of course it is quite effective at achieving. However, within physiotherapy, massage is used as a technique primarily to reduce muscle tension in the treatment of specific injuries. It can be thought of as supplementation to traditional physiotherapy, with benefits in range of motion, muscle tension, flexibility and mobility.

All physiotherapists are trained in massage therapy within their Bachelor's or Masters degrees, and will frequently call upon the skill in the treatment of their patients. If a physiotherapist believes a patient may benefit extensively from massage therapy as a stand-alone treatment, then they may refer them to a massage therapist for additional treatment.

Chronic Pain Physiotherapy

Chronic pain is a disabling condition which affects almost 1 in 5 Australians. Pain is not only expected but essential for survival. Pain is a message that tells our body that something is wrong - imagine accidentally touching the stove without getting a pain response. You can see that we need pain responses to survive.

Unfortunately, in the context of chronic pain - it is this pain message that gets confused and dysfunctional. That alarm system becomes too sensitive - activities or movements that are not harmful to the body, such as bending over, trigger a tremendous pain response. This "jumbled" pain message can sometimes get worse over time, leading patients with chronic pain to avoid many activities that they once loved and wish to do.

How does this happen?

Scientific research does not have a clear answer to this question - the best explanation suggests that after an initial injury, the pain messages that were being received, never "switch off". Over time, this gets worse, with the pain signal getting stronger. There are cases of chronic pain, however, where patients have not experienced an initial injury. In this case, the research suggests that something has triggered a change in the nervous system, which overstimulates the nervous system response, with no apparent cause.

What to do about it?

Physiotherapists are trained in the treatment and management of chronic pain. They teach patients to regain movement and return to some of the activities they love. If the nervous system is overstimulated in the context of chronic pain, then the job of a physiotherapist is to help down-regulate and calm that alarm system down. Breathing exercises, gentle exercise progression and practice are just some of the techniques used in the treatment of chronic pain.

General Physio information

Do physiotherapists bulk bill?

When you see a physiotherapist in Australia, there will be a fee for that service. Most of the time, that fee will be partly covered by your private health insurer. (Check your cover to make sure it includes physiotherapy.) You will find that most health insurers will rebate a percentage of the fee that the physiotherapist charges, somewhere between 20-90%. This is a broad range, so it is worth shopping around insurers to find the best deal for you! That remaining amount is known as the gap payment. Most physiotherapy clinics will charge the gap fee, meaning you will be out of pocket. Some clinics, however, will offer gap-free (bulk billed) appointments from time to time, whether in the case of financial hardship, a special introductory offer or as a way to increase new clients to the clinic. Speak to your local physio clinic to find out their policy on bulk billing.

How much does physiotherapy cost?

The price of physiotherapy services varies right across Australia, with many factors determining the overall cost. Here is the breakdown of the major capital cities of Australia and their costs per appointment.

Average costs per capital city:

CityInitial appointmentFollow up appointment

Factors such as rental costs, competition in the area, staff wages, staff qualifications (PhD or Masters Degrees) will all influence the overall price. Naturally, you will expect to pay more when you are treated by an expert in a particular field, such as Sports Physiotherapy or Women's Health Physiotherapy. The demand for physiotherapy in a specific area will also determine the price per session, with less competition usually leading to increased costs. This can be particularly true of rural areas with long distances between clinics.

Are physio clinics open Sundays?

We don't have control over the timing of our injuries, which is why physiotherapy services should be available seven days a week. You will find that most clinics, however, are usually only open Monday to Saturday. About 70% of clinics have availability all day Saturday and close to 90% of all clinics offer before and after work hours appointments during the week. This flexible arrangement usually negates the need for a Sunday physiotherapist as the longest you will ever have to wait for an appointment should be one day! The best way to secure yourself a Monday morning appointment is to book online to find a time that suits you best.

Physiotherapy vs Chiropractic

Understanding the differences between physiotherapists and chiropractors will hopefully help you make an informed decision about which type of practitioner will be most suitable for you. Both professions are classified as allied health and focus on the improvement and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. There is a perception that physiotherapists treat muscle injuries whilst chiropractors only treat spinal issues. The truth is, both professions can treat either case.

So what are the differences?

As physiotherapy and chiropractic continue to progress, there is more and more alignment between the two professions. There will always be strong advocates of either profession and for good reason, as both physiotherapists and chiropractors are genuinely focused on helping people.

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