//  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

// OUR THERAPISTS

Do I need a doctor's referral to see an FXNL Therapist?


Private patients do not need a referral to see any one of our FXNL therapists. We accept walk-in's subject to availability. However, if you are coming under WorkCover, Medicare EPC, CTP or DVA, you will require a doctor’s referral before making an appointment to receive treatment.




How long does an FXNL Rehab session go for?


Typically sessions go for 30 minutes, but 30 or 60 minute initial and follow-up sessions are available on offer. Your FXNL therapist will advise you on the length of your session that will be most suitable for your problem.




Can you fix / Do you fix (condition/injury)?


For the majority of most musculoskeletal injuries, yes we can. However, for most injuries do not expect a quick fix. Most conditions do not resolve overnight and we have to aid and respect the body's timeline throughout the tissue repair phase. We highly recommend seeing your therapist as early as you can during the acute phase of an injury. This is because generally the more chronic the condition, the longer it would take until we see a significant response to treatment. Everybody and every case is different and depending on how you respond to treatment will differ depending on your injury/condition. If we feel you are not making as much progress throughout your rehab as you should be, we may refer on to a specialist for a second opinion, or someone who will be able to help.




How many sessions do I need?


Your FXNL therapist will be able to give you more insight in regards to your rehab timeline following your initial consultation, as each treatment plan is tailored to the individual. For minor, acute injuries we can see huge improvements within 4-8 sessions. For major, sub-acute type injuries we are looking around 8-12 treatment sessions. For complex, long-term chronic issues, we may be looking at 12-16+ sessions depending on your condition.
These are general guidelines and every patient case is different but you will notice significant improvements early on. If we feel you are not progressing along the rehab path as expected, you may be referred on to get scans, see a specialist, or merely for a second opinion as we are about prioritising your health and wellbeing.




Do I need to bring anything with me to my appointment?


If you have any relevant information such as scans, reports, referrals, doctor's letters, insurance information, claim numbers etc. then it does help to bring those along with you to the appointment. You will also need to bring your health fund card which can be swiped at the clinic, as well as a payment method via cash/card.




What should I wear to my appointment?


We recommend something comfortable and loose fitting such as a t-shirt and some shorts. Depending on the area that needs to be assessed and treated, we may ask you to expose certain areas if you are comfortable with it such as your mid-back. We can always drape you with towels if you feel more comfortable with it, and if not don't worry, we will never ask you if you feel uncomfortable doing so. We will manage and find a way around it.




Can I still see an FXNL Therapist if I'm not in pain?


Yes, you can still see one of our therapists if you don't have any pain. Our therapists are trained to assess and identify body imbalances, reduced mobility or weaknesses that may contribute to injury in the future. We aim to be preventative, to treat it before it actually becomes a problem for you.




Is an FXNL session painful?


This depends on your individual pain tolerance and experience with being treated. We often get told "it's a good type of pain" and although the hands on manual therapy techniques may cause discomfort due to the deeper level of soft tissue releases, none of the treatments should be unbearably painful so make sure you let us know so we can adjust the pressure.





// PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Do I need a doctor's referral to see an FXNL Therapist?


Private patients do not need a referral to see any one of our FXNL therapists. We accept walk-in's subject to availability. However, if you are coming under WorkCover, Medicare EPC, CTP or DVA, you will require a doctor’s referral before making an appointment to receive treatment.




How long does an FXNL Rehab session go for?


Typically sessions go for 30 minutes, but 30 or 60 minute initial and follow-up sessions are available on offer. Your FXNL therapist will advise you on the length of your session that will be most suitable for your problem.




Can you fix / Do you fix (condition/injury)?


For the majority of most musculoskeletal injuries, yes we can. However, for most injuries do not expect a quick fix. Most conditions do not resolve overnight and we have to aid and respect the body's timeline throughout the tissue repair phase. We highly recommend seeing your therapist as early as you can during the acute phase of an injury. This is because generally the more chronic the condition, the longer it would take until we see a significant response to treatment. Everybody and every case is different and depending on how you respond to treatment will differ depending on your injury/condition. If we feel you are not making as much progress throughout your rehab as you should be, we may refer on to a specialist for a second opinion, or someone who will be able to help.




How many sessions do I need?


Your FXNL therapist will be able to give you more insight in regards to your rehab timeline following your initial consultation, as each treatment plan is tailored to the individual. For minor, acute injuries we can see huge improvements within 4-8 sessions. For major, sub-acute type injuries we are looking around 8-12 treatment sessions. For complex, long-term chronic issues, we may be looking at 12-16+ sessions depending on your condition.
These are general guidelines and every patient case is different but you will notice significant improvements early on. If we feel you are not progressing along the rehab path as expected, you may be referred on to get scans, see a specialist, or merely for a second opinion as we are about prioritising your health and wellbeing.




Do I need to bring anything with me to my appointment?


If you have any relevant information such as scans, reports, referrals, doctor's letters, insurance information, claim numbers etc. then it does help to bring those along with you to the appointment. You will also need to bring your health fund card which can be swiped at the clinic, as well as a payment method via cash/card.




What should I wear to my appointment?


We recommend something comfortable and loose fitting such as a t-shirt and some shorts. Depending on the area that needs to be assessed and treated, we may ask you to expose certain areas if you are comfortable with it such as your mid-back. We can always drape you with towels if you feel more comfortable with it, and if not don't worry, we will never ask you if you feel uncomfortable doing so. We will manage and find a way around it.




Can I still see an FXNL Therapist if I'm not in pain?


Yes, you can still see one of our therapists if you don't have any pain. Our therapists are trained to assess and identify body imbalances, reduced mobility or weaknesses that may contribute to injury in the future. We aim to be preventative, to treat it before it actually becomes a problem for you.




Is an FXNL session painful?


This depends on your individual pain tolerance and experience with being treated. We often get told "it's a good type of pain" and although the hands on manual therapy techniques may cause discomfort due to the deeper level of soft tissue releases, none of the treatments should be unbearably painful so make sure you let us know so we can adjust the pressure.





// INSURANCE

What training do FXNL Therapists have?


All FXNL therapists come from licensed professional backgrounds in physiotherapy and/or exercise science, and taken massage courses. We believe in utilising all allied health sciences to get the most out of your treatment. In addition to their extensive professional training, our therapists take on professional development courses and internal inservice training sessions frequently to keep up to date with the latest research to give you the best treatment outcomes possible. In the end, it's all about you :)




What separates us from others?


As FXNL therapists, we take pride in our commitment to learning and delivering excellent service. We take the time to assess and treat your body from a holistic perspective, not just the localised area of pain. There may be underlying causes as to why you are getting your symptoms and this requires a in-depth understanding of the body's relationship with each other as well as a thorough assessment process. We consider ourselves lifestyle therapists. We want to be the place where you not only go to fix any pains or injuries, but to learn how to move better to optimise your health and wellbeing long-term for a better lifestyle. Your health is your greatest investment.





// PAYMENT

What training do FXNL Therapists have?


All FXNL therapists come from licensed professional backgrounds in physiotherapy and/or exercise science, and taken massage courses. We believe in utilising all allied health sciences to get the most out of your treatment. In addition to their extensive professional training, our therapists take on professional development courses and internal inservice training sessions frequently to keep up to date with the latest research to give you the best treatment outcomes possible. In the end, it's all about you :)




What separates us from others?


As FXNL therapists, we take pride in our commitment to learning and delivering excellent service. We take the time to assess and treat your body from a holistic perspective, not just the localised area of pain. There may be underlying causes as to why you are getting your symptoms and this requires a in-depth understanding of the body's relationship with each other as well as a thorough assessment process. We consider ourselves lifestyle therapists. We want to be the place where you not only go to fix any pains or injuries, but to learn how to move better to optimise your health and wellbeing long-term for a better lifestyle. Your health is your greatest investment.





// RETURNS POLICY

What training do FXNL Therapists have?


All FXNL therapists come from licensed professional backgrounds in physiotherapy and/or exercise science, and taken massage courses. We believe in utilising all allied health sciences to get the most out of your treatment. In addition to their extensive professional training, our therapists take on professional development courses and internal inservice training sessions frequently to keep up to date with the latest research to give you the best treatment outcomes possible. In the end, it's all about you :)




What separates us from others?


As FXNL therapists, we take pride in our commitment to learning and delivering excellent service. We take the time to assess and treat your body from a holistic perspective, not just the localised area of pain. There may be underlying causes as to why you are getting your symptoms and this requires a in-depth understanding of the body's relationship with each other as well as a thorough assessment process. We consider ourselves lifestyle therapists. We want to be the place where you not only go to fix any pains or injuries, but to learn how to move better to optimise your health and wellbeing long-term for a better lifestyle. Your health is your greatest investment.





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