Gladstone Hands On Physiotherapy

New Patient

What do I need to bring along to my first visit?

  1. Wear loose fitting clothes
  2. Arrive 15min earlier to complete paperwork
  3. Bring any scans or X-rays that relates to your current condition
  4. Bring any paperwork like doctor’s referral, surgery details, test results, etc. that relates to your condition
  5. Private Health fund card if applicable
  6. For WorkCover bring the following:
    • Your current medical certificate
    • Claim number
    • Proof of acceptance of your claim (usually a text on your mobile phone to confirm that the claim has been accepted)
    • Details of your case manager if known
    • Any other documentation relating to your claim
  7. For GP management plans (EPC) bring the following:
    • Any paperwork your GP provided you with
    • Medicare card
    • Scans or X-rays relating to your condition
    • Test results
    • Any other documentation relating to your condition
  8. Bring along any walking aids, shoes, braces, etc. that you are currently using that you think might be of interest for the physiotherapist to look at.
  • Please bring any scans, X-rays or other medical history that you deem important. Also bring along any letters or paperwork provided by your GP or specialist. Please bring your private health fund card, DVA card or Medicare card if you have been referred on a GP management plan.

  • Generally it is wise to wear loose fitting clothes that you will be able to move in as you may be required to do some exercises during the session.

  • You should drink 1-2 liters of water after your appointment if possible.

    Due to the fact that our physiotherapy and exercise physiology treatments promotes waste product secretion and clearance, water will help in removing the waste products from the area and reduce the risk of feeling stiff post treatment.

    You should also try not to do heavy work post physiotherapy treatment as there is an element of pain relief that accompanies treatment and there is there for a potential risk of overuse injury.