How much do you charge?
- Initial Consultation (500): $97.00
- Subsequent Consultation (505): $83.00
- Long Consultation (506 or 515): $150.00
- Fracture Clinic: $200 for initial appointment which includes provision and fitting of orthosis. Some fixation devices may have an additional cost. Follow-up appointments are as per subsequent consultation.
- Pensioner / Concession: $10 off full priced initial and subsequent consultation fees (no discount on fracture, home or gym visits)
- Medibank members rate (Applies to Gumdale clinic only): Initial Consult (500) $97.00, Subsequent Consult (505) $83.00
- HCF Members: 100% rebate on initial consult for those eligible for the “More for Muscles” program
- Other Private Health funds: as per usual physio fees
- Hydrotherapy or Gym based rehabilitation programs $150.00 per hour plus travel. Patient responsible for costs of entry.
Pre-employment screenings (POA)
Functional capacity evaluation (POA)
Manual handling training (POA)
Onsite injury management and preventative services (POA)
Return to work services including onsite assessments, suitable duties program (POA)
What are your hours?
Monday – Thursday: 8am-7pm
Monday – Thursday: 8am-6pm
Do I need an appointment?
The best way for us to heal what hurts and help you get on with living your life is to ensure you can have treatment at the best time for you, you should book an appointment either online, by calling your closest clinic or visiting in person.
Whilst we will do our best to assist with emergencies, acute injuries and pain we cannot guarantee walk-ins will be able to seen. Call and ask to speak with a physio if you are unsure whether you need an emergency appointment.
Do you require a referral?
Physiotherapists are “first contact practitioners” which means you do not need to see your Doctor first before coming to physiotherapy. We are trained and skilled in examination, diagnosis, treatment and advise our patients with no previous input or referral from a doctor. This can include ordering xrays and scans to assist with your diagnosis and treatment.
If you require treatment to be paid by a third party eg. Workcover, DVA, Medicare etc. you may require a referral to access funding or rebates.
Do you offer home visits?
Do you do gym rehab programs?
Gym consultations are charged at $150/hour. Travel must also be paid for at the hourly rate. You are also responsible for covering the cost of entry to the gym (either casual visits or a membership).
Do you do hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is charged at $150/hour. Travel must also be paid for at the hourly rate. You are also responsible for covering the cost of entry to the pool (either casual visits or a membership).
Do I need to get xrays/scans first?
We are able to refer for bulk billed xrays and the cost for the majority of musculoskeletal MRI’s are the same as if you were referred by your GP.
If you already have xrays/scans relevant to your condition please bring them with you. Scans performed at QScan or QldXray can be accessed and viewed electronically.
Do you have Hicaps/instant health fund claiming?
Are you part of a preferred provider program?
Yes, we are part of the HCF More for Muscles Program. This means eligible HCF members get 100% of their initial Physiotherapy consultation covered. No gap to pay. For more information click here.
Our Gumdale clinic is part of the Medibank Members Choice program. Eligible Medibank members receive discounted capped rates for physiotherapy and lower out-of-pockets than non-Members’ Choice providers 5%, 70%, 85% or 100% depending on your cover. For more information click here.
What health funds are covered?
If you have Private Health insurance with extras cover you will most likely be covered for Physiotherapy. The amount of cover you have will depend on your membership and you should contact your fund to find out whether you are covered.
At Activate Physiotherapy we have Hicaps onsite to allow you to claim your rebate at the time of your appointment. To see the list of insurers registered with Hicaps click here.
How do I know how much my health fund will pay for physio?
Each health fund provides a different rebates for Physiotherapy. The rebates may also be different with each level of membership with the same insurer. The best way to find out how much you get back from your private health insurer is to contact them directly.
The item codes you should ask about are:
500 – Initial Physiotherapy Consult
505 – Follow-up Physiotherapy Consult
506/515 – Long/Extended Physiotherapy Consult
560 – Group Physiotherapy Consult
Does Medicare cover Physio?
In most cases Medicare does not provide any benefit for Physiotherapy treatment.
Patients with a chronic and/or complicated may be eligible for a referral under a Team Care Arangement from their GP which can provide access to up to 5 allied health visits per calendar year. We recommend speaking with your doctor if you believe you may be eligible for this program.
For patients who have a referral under Medicare Team Care Arangement (often called a “Care Plan”) we are able to assist you to claim the Medicare rebate at the time of the consultation. Please note we are not a bulk-billing clinic.
Do you treat Work related injuries?
Yes, we certainly do.
We are experienced in managing injuries for workers employed by small through to large organisations and are the Physios of choice for several large distribution centres in the Brisbane area.
We understand work related injuries can be stressful and place a finanical strain on you and your family. In the majority of cases if you have an approved claim with your employer’s insurer and maintain a current medical certificate we are able to invoice your treatment costs directly to the insurer.
Suite 21, 696 New Cleveland Rd
Gumdale QLD 4154
07 3890 4361
MON – FRI
Stafford City Shopping Centre
93/400 Stafford Rd
Stafford, Qld 4053
07 3352 4244
MON – FRI