Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists are healthcare professionals who specialise in assessing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Our Physiotherapists can help you recover from injuries, manage pain, and improve your physical function.

Yes, we offer home-based physiotherapy sessions for individuals who may have mobility issues or prefer the convenience of treatment in their own homes in Redland Bay and Logan.

Our mobile physiotherapy services cover Gold Coast, including areas in North (Slacks Creek), South (Elanora), West (Canungra), Redland Bay, Logan, and we also make fortnightly trips to Ipswich, Boonah, and Beaudesert.

Yes, Sarah’s Physio To Go is proud to offer telehealth and virtual consultation services to provide our clients with convenient and accessible physiotherapy support. Our telehealth platform enables individuals to connect with our experienced physiotherapists from the comfort of their own homes or any location of their choice.

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Exercise physiology is a field that focuses on using exercise and physical activity to improve pain, health, fitness, mobility, independence and performance by understanding how the body responds and adapts to different types of movement.

Exercise physiology can enhance your overall health, manage medical conditions, improve fitness levels, aid in recovery, and optimise athletic performance through personalised exercise programs and education.

Yes, exercise physiology is tailored to address various medical conditions and disabilities, promoting better health and function for the long term.

Exercise physiology can assist in managing conditions like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, arthritis, and more, along with post-operative recovery and a lot of different disability-related concerns.

Exercise physiology goes beyond fitness training, focusing on the science & physiology of how exercise affects the body, and it’s often utilised for clinical and therapeutic purposes. Exercise physiologists have also completed extensive study at  university.

No, you don’t need a referral to see our exercise physiologists.  In some cases, a GP can give you a referral to help claim a portion of the cost through Medicare, but it’s best to check with your GP first to check eligibility. 

You’ll discuss your medical history, goals, and limitations. The exercise physiologist will create a personalised treatment and exercise plan based on this information based on what you would like to achieve.

Yes, exercise physiology can be adapted to all ages and fitness levels, with programs designed to suit individual capabilities based on specific assessments and testings. Always ensuring safety is paramount. 

Frequency depends on your goals and needs. Initially, you might have more frequent sessions that taper as you progress. This really depends on the person and what our exercise physiologist recommends for you for the best outcome. 

Exercise physiology focuses on strengthening muscles and improving mobility, aiding in injury prevention and post-injury rehabilitation. Empowering you to use exercise to foster healthy habits to increase your overall health and wellbeing long term.

Absolutely! Exercise physiology is highly beneficial after an operation. It is best to see our trusted physiotherapists straight after your operation within the acute healing period, they will then determine when it is best to refer onto exercise physiology to transition you back to doing what you love! Ideally its best to work with both for a period of time at the acute stage and then transition to only seeing the exercise physiologist at the end stage for a successful recovery. 

Our exercise physiologists post-operative exercise programs are designed to accelerate recovery, restore mobility, strengthen muscles, and manage pain. Our expert exercise physiologists create personalised plans to help you regain function and confidence while ensuring a safe and effective recovery process.

Exercise physiologists develop targeted exercises to alleviate chronic pain by improving muscle function and joint mobility and specific advice and education. Exercise physiologist’s can utilise hydrotherapy as a modality to reduce chronic pain and increase mobily as well. 

Yes, we offer effective virtual sessions that allow you to receive guidance and support from the comfort of your home through a safe and secure video modality. Our exercise physiologist will perform assessment and complete appropriate exercise treatments. Additionally, prescribe an online exercise rehabilitation program for you to access and complete at home between online consults. 

Exercise physiologists typically have degrees in exercise science or related fields, along with certifications in clinical exercise physiology.

Comfortable workout attire and athletic shoes are recommended. Bringing water and any necessary medical information is also helpful.

NDIS​

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government initiative aimed at supporting individuals with permanent and significant disabilities. NDIS provides funding for necessary supports to enhance your daily living and participation in the community.

Allied Health Assistant

An Allied Health Assistant (AHA) is a crucial member of the healthcare team who works alongside Allied Health professionals to provide support and assistance in various therapeutic interventions. AHAs play a vital role in enhancing patient care and promoting well-being.

Our Allied Health Assistants collaborate with physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and other professionals to deliver a range of services. This includes supporting therapeutic exercises, assisting with mobility aids, and contributing to the overall rehabilitation process.

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