Why we’re different

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Our Physiotherapists maintain a very high level of post graduate training and qualifications.  We run our own training programme drawing on our combined knowledge and experience.  We open our regular professional development sessions to other Physiotherapists and find that they are very well received.

We have three Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists within our group who coordinate and implement our ongoing education.  The extra training and academic pursuit undertaken for this qualification brings a wealth of additional skills and knowledge to all of our team.  It is the constant retraining and skills development that has made us one of the leading manual therapy practices in Sydney.

What is a “Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?”

A Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist must complete an additional 2 years of full time study on top of the 4 years of undergraduate Physiotherapy study.  They must be accepted into the programme by displaying a high standard of clinical musculoskeletal experience.  There are less than 800 Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists in Australia from a total of more than 15 000 Physiotherapists.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association describes a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the following way.

They are:

“rightly regarded as experts in their chosen field of physiotherapy. They employ advanced clinical assessment and diagnosis methods, and have been trained in a broader range of treatment techniques than many other health professionals.  As a result, APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists are world-leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of muscle and joint problems, especially low back and neck pain”.

APA web page

Better results in fewer treatments

We achieve better treatment results in fewer sessions!

Each year HCF provides all Physiotherapists with the statistics for all treatment provided to their members.  The very large sample size means that these results draw a very accurate picture of how practices perform relative to each other.

We are very proud of our results each year because they show us that we are achieving one of our core aims of attaining better results in fewer treatments.  Our average number of treatments per condition was 2.6 for 2008 compared to 4.6 for all Northern Beaches Physiotherapists and 4.3 across the country.  While some conditions require much more treatment than others all our Physiotherapists have achieved similar results.

Relaxed and friendly environment

Health clinics can be a bit stuffy and even unfriendly at times.  We are not like that at all because we want to have a good day as well.  We think that if our clients are comfortable with us we can help them better.  We all love our work and we enjoy helping people.  You will find us attentive to your needs and motivated by a genuine desire to help and understand your problems.  We are busy yet we will run on time and you will not feel rushed.

We believe that the reason we are always busy is because you are never rushed

One person at a time

We only ever deal with one client at a time.  Our appointments are made on the half hour and we schedule time without appointments in order to make and return phone calls or write our reports.  This means that we have enough time to assess, diagnose, explain and treat during your time.  It also means that we do not run late.  We do a lot in the time you have with us.  We do not place you on machines in the corner while we do other things.  We stay with you throughout your session because if we are not directly treating your condition we will be demonstrating for or explaining things to you.

You can see us before work or in your lunch break and know that you will not be late back

Look for the Cause and solve the problem

We understand that controlling the symptoms of an injury is very important in the short term.  Reducing pain and allowing people to return to their normal activity is a vital component of our initial attention.  In addition to this however we like to fully understand the origin of a particular problem.  It is one thing to accurately identify or diagnose what is wrong and it is another to identify the underlying cause.  We start planning how to prevent reoccurrences from the start helping people to treat the cause as well as the symptoms.

Staff Profiles

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MGS Manly
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