South Valley Clinic FAQ
What areas does South Valley Clinic service?
Given the clinic is in Highton, many of our patients are from Highton, Waurn Ponds, Belmont, Grovedale and surrounding areas. However, we have patients who come from across Geelong for our physiotherapists, podiatrist, myotherapist and massage therapist.
What can I expect from a consultation at South Valley Clinic?
Regardless of which of our Highton practitioners you see, you will receive the same thorough assessment and personal approach to your care. At South Valley Clinic we believe in developing a connection, trust and understanding with patients to get the most out of treatments, meaning we consider you as a person rather than just your symptoms.
What does a physiotherapy appointment involve?
Our Highton physiotherapists will consider your movements, the way your body feels and functions and your posture in forming a diagnosis for treatment. They are also likely to discuss exercises for ongoing management of your condition.
What does a podiatry appointment involve?
The podiatrist at our Highton clinic will take a look at your feet and legs in determining the appropriate treatment and care. A consultation might include a gait or movement assessments, nail and other foot care procedures, orthotic fittings, structural or soft tissue therapy, or exercise prescription.
What does a myotherapy appointment involve?
Our Highton myotherapist will assess and treat any pain or dysfunction arising from muscles or other soft tissues, such as ligaments, tendons or fascia. The session is likely to look at the way your body moves and how it feels, using a range of hands on techniques and take-home exercises to get you moving and feeling better.
What kind of massage can I receive and will it hurt?
No, your massage should not hurt and the massage therapist at our Highton clinic is experienced enough to know what pressure your body needs and is comfortable with. As a patient, we encourage you to tell us when the massage is too deep or hurts, and which style of massage you prefer. Our massage therapists can use a range of massage techniques, including Swedish, remedial, compression and trigger point.
How long will I have to wait to see a physiotherapist, podiatrist, myotherapist or massage therapist?
Our practitioners will usually be able to see you within 1-2 days.
How long is a consultation?
Physiotherapy appointments at our Highton clinic last for between 30 and 40 minutes, podiatry appointments are between 20 and 30 minutes long and massage and myotherapy appointments are available for either 30, 45 or 60 minutes.
Do you accept TAC or Workcover patients?
TAC patients must first report the incident to their GP and have a claim lodged with the TAC.
Workcover patients do not need a referral for physiotherapy, however, you do need to see your GP for a certificate of incapacity if you have time off work.