Frequently Asked Questions

At Port Melbourne Physiotherapy & Pilates we pride ourselves on providing our patients with a range
of modern Physiotherapy services by a highly qualified and friendly team.
What conditions do you treat?
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Work related injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Headache and migraine
  • Muscle and tendon Injuries
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Pre and post-natal conditions
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Tempero-mandibular joint dysfunction
  • Postural re-education
What should I expect when attending Port Melbourne Physiotherapy and Pilates?

During your initial consultation your physiotherapist will take a detailed history of your injury or condition, and conduct a comprehensive physical examination. They will then advise you of the appropriate treatment.

Strategies will be provided to assist you with ongoing management of your condition, including postural and ergonomic advice, appropriate stretching and strengthening exercises and ways to improve your overall health and well-being.

You can expect to be treated with the utmost care. We pride ourselves in providing the best standard of treatment and aim to get you back to feeling great as soon as possible!

What could my treatment include?

Your treatment will vary depending on the assessment, extent and severity of your injury/ symptoms. Physiotherapy may include any of the following:

  • Joint mobilisation
  • Massage
  • Dry needling
  • Ultrasound
  • Exercise therapy
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Taping

 

Do I need a referral for physiotherapy or pilates?

No. You do not need a referral from a doctor to see a physiotherapist.

However, if you have seen a doctor or other therapist a letter from them detailing any investigations they’ve performed or treatments they’ve already tried is useful. Please bring along any tests you’ve had (such as xrays) as they can assist us in providing you with an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

What if I have not done Pilates before?

Not a problem at all! All new Pilates clients are required to attend an Initial Pilates Assessment, where your physiotherapist will take a thorough history of past or present injuries and determine your health and fitness goals. From there they will undertake an assessment of your spine and core muscles, using a real time ultrasound scan. You will then be taught the correct way to activate your core muscles, before beginning your exercise program using the Pilates reformer and Trapeze table. If you have not had any pilates experience you will then likely need to attend several one-on-one pilates sessions to ensure you are safe using the equipment and learn the exercises correctly before joining a class.

How many people per class?

Our classes are small and personalised, with a maximum of 3 per class. All sessions are run by Physiotherapists, all of whom are qualified Clinical Pilates instructors.

We also offer 2 on 1 sessions or individual sessions.

Do you have showering facilities at the practice?

Yes. There are facilities to shower. Please bring your own towel.

Where can I park?

There is ample street parking on Dow Street or in the parking bay on Beach Street. Alternatively there is 2-hour parking on Rouse Street.

We are located approximately 1km from the end of the 109 tram line.

There are also bicycle hoops along Beach street if you choose to ride your bike.

What is the cost of Physio/ Pilates sessions?

Physiotherapy Services

Initial Consultation           $110
Standard Consultation    $85

Pilates Services

Initial Pilates                $120
Supervised Pilates     $98*
Pilates Class               $45*

*Bulk discounts apply – please contact us on 9681 7255 to discuss

Massage Services

30 minutes       $60
40 minutes       $80
60 minutes       $90

*Note all services including Pilates can be claimed on private health insurance

CALL (03) 9681 7255 now to make an appointment