At XPhysiotherapy, we are specially qualified in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. We aim to provide the highest level of care, prompt service and an evidence based ‘hands on’ approach. For those who have private health cover, our HICAPS terminal makes claiming easy with on the spot claims.
The practice specialises in all musculoskeletal conditions including
- Spinal and peripheral joint pain and dysfunction
- Soft tissue and sporting injuries
- Whiplash associated disorders
- Headaches and temperomandibular joint dysfunction
- Ante-natal and post-natal lumbar spine and pelvic pain
- Progressive muscle re-education programs, including the use of real-time ultrasound for biofeedback and the re-education of deep stability muscle control.
- Initial Consultation – from $120 – $180 for 1 hour
- Subsequent Consultations – from $90 – $120 for 1/2 hour
Pathway to Specialisation in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
A basic physiotherapy qualification is achieved by either a 4 year undergraduate course or a 2 year graduate entry masters course. Following qualification, the physiotherapist works for several years in musculoskeletal physiotherapy before acceptance into a university based 1 year full time (or equivalent) postgraduate course.
Specialisation is governed by the Australian College of Physiotherapists (ACP). To be accepted into the training program, a candidate must have postgraduate qualifications with subsequent significant experience in the area.
Involvement in clinical work, teaching, research and ongoing education is highly regarded by the College when considering admission of potential candidates into the 2 year training program.
This program involves intensive study, work and peer review, at the end of which the candidate is assessed for suitability to progress to final examinations.
These are conducted by the ACP and successful graduates must demonstrate very high levels of expertise in the musculoskeletal physiotherapy to gain fellowship of the ACP.
Basic physiotherapy qualification – Work – Postgraduate university qualification in musculoskeletal physiotherapy – 2 year training program through the ACP – Examinations – Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapy.