Physiotherapy is the science of treating injury, disease, and movement disorders through physical methods to aid physical rehabilitation, help prevent injury, and enhance general health and fitness. Physiotherapists, also sometimes known as 'Physical Therapists', aim to restore, maintain, and enhance a patient's mobility, function, and well-being.They are professionally trained health and wellness practitioners offering treatment for patients suffering from physical sporting and non-sporting injuries.
These conditions are often categorised as Neurological, Musculoskeletal, Cardiovascular, or Respiratory
and treatment methods differ for each. That's why Physiotherapists are often considered as authorities on
body, able to use their
expert knowledge to look for the connections between different parts of the body and tailor each patient's
Using a comprehensive knowledge of injury management and rehabilitation, a physio will often help a patient using mobilisation techniques to ease joint pain, retraining methods to prevent recurring injuries, and also prescribe an exercise routine for management, prevention and rehabilitation of injury. A physiotherapist will often play a vital role in a patient's healthcare, assessing their physical condition, diagnosing the specific movement or pain-related problem, then providing the patient with a treatment routine to be monitored by the specialist over a period of time.
If you have a recurrent injury, postural problems, chronic pain, or any issue involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, or bones, a physiotherapist can help you. If you feel restricted by less-than-optimal movement or untreated pain, physiotherapy techniques can help restore your body to full functionality. Physiotherapists focus on both injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Here are some examples of common conditions treated by our No Knot Club Physiotherapists:
The exact cost of your treatment will
depend on the type of treatment that you need at the approved
practice, the length of your rehabilitation period, and your
individual needs. Each practitioner will have their own fee
structure, so we encourage you
to check with your provider directly before making an appointment.
The average cost of a physiotherapist within Australia ranges from $90 to $130. More time may be required during a patient's Initial Consult during the diagnostic stage, often costing more than follow-up appointments and typically ranging from $115 to $145. It is here where No Knot Club members will find the most benefit.
With No Knot Club membership, you save a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% off the cost of physiotherapy appointments.
Our No Knot Club Physiotherapists tailor
their treatments to each individual's needs. They aim to restore,
maintain and enhance a patient's mobility, function, and well-being
with a view towards a permanent recovery or reduction of symptoms
and pain. As every patient is unique, the cost
of treatment can vary according to several different factors such as:
• The type of injury – The severity of your injury will inform how much your treatment costs. This is because a more serious injury will require more time and attention from our physiotherapists and will often take longer to heal.
• The Number of Sessions Required – The number of sessions for your physiotherapy treatment plan can vary greatly depending on the nature of your visit. Your physiotherapist will always tell you their best estimate as to how many visits your specific injury or condition will require before commencing your treatment.
• The number of sessions required – Your age may inform the number of treatments required for your condition as it can affect the speed at which your body recovers. Older patients may require more sessions and heal at a slower rate than younger patients.
• Age– Your age may inform the number of treatments required for your issue as it can affect the speed at which your body recovers. Older patients may require more sessions and heal at a slower rate than younger patients.
• Lifestyle– We all lead busy lives and can struggle to find the time to fit in the required amount of exercise and rehabilitation for our issues. An unfortunate side effect of being time-poor is the extending of the recovery process and increasing the number of physiotherapy appointments required for recovery.
• Your health insurance– Physiotherapy services may be included as part of your extras cover. Your health insurance policy will inform the exact reduced cost of your treatment. No Knot Club membership can be used alongside your health insurance policy, reducing your out-of-pocket cost even more!
Our partnered physiotherapists commit to providing
No Knot Club members
with a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% reduction on the cost of every appointment.
At No Knot Club, it is our goal to help you to feel better while spending less. If your condition, pain, or strain requires physiotherapy, here are some examples of how No Knot Club membership may reduce the cost of your treatments:
|Appointment type||Regular patients pay||Example No Knot Club fees||Treatment savings per visit|
|Initial Appointment||$115-$145||$92-$116||$18-$26 saving!|
|Follow-up Appointments||$90-$130||$72-$104||$18-$20 saving!|
|Follow-up Appointments||$120-$170||$96-$136||$24-$34 saving!|
Sports Physiotherapy: To excel in our sport of choice we need to treat the body as the machine that it is, and that involves regular maintenance of the areas most affected by sporting performance. That's where a sports physiotherapist will step in. Sports physiotherapists design programs that cater towards the specific needs of the physical hobbies of the patient. These can include weight loss, injury rehabilitation, fitness and endurance training, as well as strength and
toning. Under the guidance of a sports physiotherapy professional, you will be provided with a tailored program with goals and milestones, measured fitness testing, nutrition and rest pattern advice,
and all of the tools that you need to perform at your best on the sporting field.
Geriatric Physiotherapy: A tailored physiotherapy approach for seniors and older members of the community. Geriatric physiotherapists have a professional knowledge of aged care and can help elderly members of the community manage common musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and neurological conditions. They also specialise in fall reduction and muscle training, along with aged care specific forms of chronic pain management. A visit to a geriatric physiotherapist can help with
improving function and reclaiming some of that lost mobility with age.
Orthopaedic Physiotherapy: A branch of physiotherapy focused on the treatment of injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments. Orthopaedic physios will also often help with pre-operative assessment and post- operative rehabilitation of knee, shoulder and hip injuries. They can prevent issues from progressing to the surgery stage or support post-surgical patients return to full strength.
Joint Mobilisation: With time, overuse, disuse, or injury our joints can become dysfunctional and unable to correctly perform the movements for which they are designed. Joint Mobilisation is a technique used by many physical therapists. It involves small, assisted movements intended to restore the full motion of the joint. Joint Mobilisation specialists have the professional knowledge and training to perform these manipulations in a safe environment, to the benefit of the patient. In combination with strength training, Joint Mobilisation can reduce pain and provide a temporary increase in range of motion.
Paediatric Physiotherapy: A physiotherapy approach designed specifically for infants and children presenting with a variety of issues and diagnoses. Paediatric physiotherapists have expert training in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental or movement difficulties. Common issues within this field are neurological disorders like Cerebral Palsy, co-ordination problems, toe walking, developmental delays, and genetic disorders such as Down syndrome.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation: Soft Tissue Mobilisation is a type of hands-on physical therapy involving manual manipulations such as pushing, pulling, and kneading your muscles, ligaments and fascia to break adhesions and return your body to full functionality. Adhesions often form as a result of an injury as your body's attempt to heal the tissue surrounding the area. The inflammation process that follows can often result in scar tissue, which can form painful points in the body. Soft Tissue Mobilisation aims to break down or reduce these adhesions, improve your full range of motion, decrease pain, restore functionality and reduce swelling. Several professional manipulation techniques are used by Soft Tissue Mobilisation specialists including sustained pressure, direct oscillations, parallel mobilisation and perpendicular strumming.
Electrotherapy: Electrotherapy (also known as Shockwave Therapy ) is an effective non-surgical treatment for chronic, sub-acute and acute pain disorders. It has been found to be an effective treatment predominantly for tendon injuries and orthopaedic conditions. Electrotherapy works by stimulating the growth of new blood vessels into the tissues, promoting growth factors, increasing cell proliferation, decreasing inflammation and mobilising stem cells.
The acoustic waves used in Shockwave Therapy interact with the tissue, accelerating tissue repair and cell growth, resulting in reduced pain and increased mobility. The body's natural healing process continues after the prescribed course of Shockwave Therapy. Part of the treatment plan will also include advice on how to manage your condition and rehabilitation to strengthen the area, minimising the risk of re-injury.
Kinesiology Taping: technique used by physiotherapists that involves the application of a thin, stretchy, cotton-based therapeutic tape to the areas of injuries and inflammatory conditions. Kinesio tape is commonly used among professional athletes to improve their sporting performance, assisting their muscles and their interaction with the body. Kinesiology tape differs from regular strapping tape in form and function.It is almost identical to human skin in both thickness and elasticity.
It provides dynamic support to assist weaker muscles without restricting the full range of movement at all.
Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: Specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint conditions. Musculoskeletal conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, bone and joint injuries, and damaged tendons, ligaments or nerves can often be debilitating and restricting to your quality of life if not checked by a professional. Patients requiring a musculoskeletal physiotherapist often suffer from an injury or disease-related pains and movement restrictions in their neck, back, arms, hands, feet, shoulders or ankles.
It's simple, your body will tell you. But we don't always hear it calling. So here are some signs to look out for that might point to the need for a visit to the physio:
• Persistent Pains (minor or major)
If you suffer from pain with no obvious cause that doesn't seem to go away on its own, then it might be time to get it checked out by a professional physiotherapist.
• Changes in Movement or Mobility
Generally, our range of movement and mobility is constant for a person. If all of a sudden you are unable to complete your regular daily tasks without pain or find that you can no longer move in a certain way that you could before, then there may be an underlying trauma or injury that needs physiotherapy treatment.
• Loss of Balance
A particularly common issue among adults is a loss of balance throughout the day. This is often brushed off; however, it may indicate a serious underlying issue. If you have determined that the loss of balance is not related to inner ear issues, then a physiotherapist may be able to help.
Our No Knot Club Physiotherapists will tailor a specific program according to your individual issues and needs. The number of times you may need to see your physio will vary accordingly. During your Initial Consultation, your physiotherapist will sit with you to discuss your case and run through your options,
including an estimated appointment frequency and length of recovery time.
We often find that during the initial stages of treatment patients will require more regular contact, with that amount lowering over time as your body heals and your physiotherapist gains a better understanding of how well your body is adapting to the treatment. You will often be provided with exercises and an at-home program to undertake. Provided you can stick with this program and the at-home treatments including ice therapy, and stretching and movement exercises, you may be able to decrease the number of times you will need to see the physiotherapist.
However, it is not uncommon for your recovery journey to take several months of treatment. Your body's natural healing process can be supported and aided, but not rushed. We at No Knot Club understand that the cost of recurring physiotherapy sessions over several months can add up quickly and become a burden during an already difficult time. We believe in a multidisciplinary health approach for everyone. That's why our carefully selected No Knot Club physiotherapists are reducing the cost of physiotherapy for everyone. By joining No Knot Club you'll gain access to our network of professional physiotherapists and unlock a guaranteed 20% and up to 40% discount with every single appointment made.