Physiotherapy: Frequently Asked Questions

Referrals are required for WorkCover, DVA, ADF and Medicare co-funded physiotherapy appointments.

If you do have a referral, please bring this with you, along with any x-rays or other scans relevant to the injured area.
Your Private Health Insurance card
Comfortable clothing that allows full assessment of the injured area

This depends on your level of insurance cover and is independent to the individual. If you’re unsure, it’s recommended that you contact your health insurance company and seek clarification as to how much they will cover for you.

Yes, please bring with you all paperwork from your doctor in regards to your claim, including claim number or DVA file number.

Assessment consultations are 45 minutes with the exception of some referral types (DVA, Workcover & Enhanced Primary Care Plans). All subsequent appointments are 30 minutes, unless you and your clinician discuss otherwise.

If you’re unclear of which appointment type to book, please contact our friendly reception team on 32025216.

We ask that you give 12 hours’ notice of cancellation. Please phone our friendly reception team to cancel and reschedule your appointment if needed.

If you are a current patient you can be assessed for a Clinical Conditioning Program in your normal appointment. If you are coming to the clinic purely for the Clinical Conditioning Program you will need to book an assessment where the physiotherapist can assess and assign the most suitable level for you.

Our Clinical Conditioning Programs are run in 8-week blocks. When booking your spot in your allocated level, you’ve got it for the whole 8 weeks!

Our Clinical Conditioning Programs are run in 8-week blocks, in conjunction with the school terms. Unfortunately, there are no make-up classes available and non-attendance is counted as a forfeit.

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  • Kenmore – There are 4 designated parking spaces in the Princeton Court complex, two upstairs and two downstairs. Look out for the Target parking logo!
  • Bellbowrie – parking is available at the front of the clinic as well as street parking along Birkin Road and surrounding streets.
  • Karalee – parking is available at the front of the clinic, as well as further parking in the top carpark outside Coles.

Exercise Physiology: Frequently Asked Questions

This is a very common question we get, and the best way to summarize it is to think about it like this. If you hurt your shoulder, you’ll see a Physio for a diagnosis and some exercises to start you off, but an Exercise Physiologist will be the one to help you get back to lifting your kids up or pick up the weights at the gym again. If you have chronic knee problems, a Physio will provide education and initial treatment/exercises, but an Exercise Physiologist will help make sure you can climb the stairs without pain! Both work closely together to keep the community pain-free and functional. They’re also both university-educated. However, an Exercise Physiologist has had specific training and education in exercise prescription for different health conditions.

While prescribing a safe and effective movement strategy is often a big part of your treatment, Exercise Physiologists also provide education, stretches, breathing techniques and support as a part of your treatment.

We understand that the gym isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Exercise Physiologists are experts in individualised exercise, that means exercise that YOU can do. This will often look like prescribing a movement strategy that includes exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. It also might look like having an in-clinic one-on-one exercise session to compliment and enhance what you do at home.

Yes they can! Exercise Physiologists have broad training in prescribing movement strategies to help prevent the progression of a disease/condition and can help improve your quality of life. We’re here to help you keep doing everyday things for longer!
Exercise Physiologists are a part of Allied Health, therefore if you have a chronic condition, you may be eligible for up to 5 Medicare co funded appointments as directed by your Doctor.

While both EP’s and PT’s have an important role in keeping you healthy, Exercise Physiologists have a four-year university degree under their belt. They are more qualified to work with people with complex medical histories and will most likely have a broader range of experience when it comes to different healthcare and exercise settings.

Anytime! You don’t have to have any musculoskeletal issue or a chronic disease to get advice from a health professional. Exercise Physiologists can help you at any time – whether it’s to get your started or to keep you going. Nevertheless, people are often referred to Exercise Physiologists for the following: 

  • Type 2 Diabetes 
  • Osteoporosis/ Osteopenia 
  • Arthritis 
  • Exercise for Older Adults 
  • Balance and Falls Prevention 
  • Workcover / Return to Work rehabilitation 
  • Weight Loss
  • COPD 
  • Mental Health
  • Exercise for Children 
  • Cancer (during and post treatment)

Each person who sees an Exercise Physiologist will have different needs and goals, therefore there is no concrete answer. However it is likely that in the initial stage, your appointments will be more frequent ensuring your movement patterns are good, your body is adapting well to load changes and you’re managing your program. As you progress, appointments will be less frequent, allowing you to continue to build your body’s capacity at home and still check in for corrections and progressions with your Exercise Physiologist in interim periods. Your Exercise Physiologist will discuss what works best for you and will recommend a treatment plan to get you going and keep you going.

Definitely! Exercise Physiologists do a lot of work with people who don’t have any ailments and might just be wanting to get fitter, train for an event or want to be able to move more efficiently.

Physical activity plays a huge part in a child’s overall development. Exercise Physiologists can work with children to help them improve their gross motor skills, overall movement patterns, posture and meet the Physical Activity Guidelines. Exercise Physiologists are recommended for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavioural disorders and intellectual disabilities to assist with the above and prepare for social / sport integration.

Yes! Exercise Physiology can be included in an NDIS plan.

We understand that not working due to a work-related injury can be very frustrating. Exercise Physiologists work closely with Workcover to ensure that you’re back working at full capacity as soon as possible. They will assist you with rehabilitating your injury in a way that is specific to your job and will prevent it from occurring again.

Yes, Exercise Physiology appointments are claimable under DVA. Talk to your doctor about seeing an Exercise Physiologist for your DVA-approved condition. You will need a D904 referral from your Doctor which will give you a cycle of 12 appointments. If you are on a Gold card or Gold TPI card, you do still require a D904 referral from your doctor to see your Exercise Physiologist. Don’t forget to bring your DVA card to your first appointment with your referral.

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Fee Schedule - Effective July 1st, 2023

Target Physio’s Physiotherapists: Joseph Herrmann, Liam Woollett, Sophie Jenkins, Meg Jones, Renae Shepherd & Tania Brand

  • Assessment Consultation (30 mins)- $110
  • Assessment Consultation (45mins) – $125
  • Subsequent Consultation (30mins) – $100
  • Subsequent Consultation (45mins) – $125
  • Assessment Men’s Health (45 mins)-$150
  • Subsequent Men’s Health (30 mins)-$120

EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) Referrals
If you have an EPC referral, you can book in with any one of our team and will get a rebate from Medicare for your appointment. You will be required to pay for the appointment up front and the rebates will be processed by us on your behalf. The rebate is currently at $58 per appointment (Dec 23).

Workcover Referrals

For clients wanting to see a Physiotherapist under a Workcover claim, please ensure you have a valid medical capacity certificate from your doctor and a claim number. (We can check if your claim is open for billing for you!) Please note if we are unable to bill your appointment to Workcover directly, you will be required to pay the Workcover Queensland fee and claim back from Workcover until your claim is open for billing.

CTP & Third Party Claims

We accept CTP and other third party claims – you MUST bring your letter of approval from your insurer to your assessment consultation. If you don’t have a letter of approval, you will be required to pay the full fee and claim back. Following the assessment consultation, your practitioner will complete a provider treatment plan to obtain approval for further treatment from your insurer.

NDIS

We welcome all NDIS clients with both self- and plan-managed funding. Please note, we are not an NDIS registered clinic.

For plan-managed NDIS clients, we are able to bill your plan manager directly. Please bring with you all documentation regarding invoicing, service agreement and plan management to your assessment consultation.

For self-managed NDIS clients, please pay your consultation in full at the completion of your appointment. You’ll be provided with a receipt for claiming.

Our Physiotherapists commonly treat NDIS clients for the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    • Musculoskeletal Assessments + Management
    • Balance and Gait Assessments + Management
    • Functional Assessments + Management

Target Physio’s Senior/Titled Physiotherapists: Eve Edwards

  • Assessment Consultation (45mins) – $125
  • Subsequent Consultation (30mins) – $110
  • Vestibular Assessment (45mins) – $150.00
  • Women’s Health Assessment (45mins) – $150.00

EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) Referrals
If you have an EPC referral, you can book in with any one of our team and will get a rebate from Medicare for your appointment. You will be required to pay for the appointment up front and the rebates will be processed by us on your behalf. The rebate is currently at $58 per appointment (Dec 23).

Workcover Referrals

For clients wanting to see a Senior Physiotherapist under a Workcover claim, full fee payment is required and you will be able to claim a rebate from Workcover. Please ensure you have a valid medical capacity certificate from your doctor and a claim number.

CTP & Third Party Claims

We accept CTP and other third party claims – you MUST bring your letter of approval from your insurer to your assessment consultation. If you don’t have a letter of approval, you will be required to pay the full fee and claim back. Following the assessment consultation, your practitioner will complete a provider treatment plan to obtain approval for further treatment from your insurer.

NDIS

We welcome all NDIS clients with both self- and plan-managed funding. Please note, we are not an NDIS registered clinic.

For plan-managed NDIS clients, we are able to bill your plan manager directly. Please bring with you all documentation regarding invoicing, service agreement and plan management to your assessment consultation.

For self-managed NDIS clients, please pay your consultation in full at the completion of your appointment. You’ll be provided with a receipt for claiming.

Our Physiotherapists commonly treat NDIS clients for the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    • Musculoskeletal Assessments + Management
    • Balance and Gait Assessments + Management
    • Functional Assessments + Management

Target Physio’s Principal Physiotherapist: Fiona Pringle

  • Assessment Consultation (30mins) – $148
  • Subsequent Consultation (30mins) – $130

EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) Referrals
If you have an EPC referral, you can book in with any one of our team and will get a rebate from Medicare for your appointment. You will be required to pay for the appointment up front and the rebates will be processed by us on your behalf. The rebate is currently at $58 per appointment (Dec 23).

Workcover Referrals

For clients wanting to see our Principal Physiotherapist under a Workcover claim, full fee payment is required and you will be able to claim a rebate from Workcover. Please ensure you have a valid medical capacity certificate from your doctor and a claim number.

CTP & Third Party Claims

We accept CTP and other third party claims – you MUST bring your letter of approval from your insurer to your assessment consultation. If you don’t have a letter of approval, you will be required to pay the full fee and claim back. Following the assessment consultation, your practitioner will complete a provider treatment plan to obtain approval for further treatment from your insurer.

NDIS

We welcome all NDIS clients with both self- and plan-managed funding. Please note, we are not an NDIS registered clinic.

For plan-managed NDIS clients, we are able to bill your plan manager directly. Please bring with you all documentation regarding invoicing, service agreement and plan management to your assessment consultation.

For self-managed NDIS clients, please pay your consultation in full at the completion of your appointment. You’ll be provided with a receipt for claiming.

Our Physiotherapists commonly treat NDIS clients for the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    • Musculoskeletal Assessments + Management
    • Balance and Gait Assessments + Management
    • Functional Assessments + Management

Target Physio’s Exercise Physiologist: Kelly Luck and Gabi Wilson

  • Assessment Consultation (45mins) – $125
  • Assessment Consultation (30 mins) – $110
  • Subsequent Consultation (30mins) – $100
  • Exercise Physiology Training Block Offer: reduced rates for booking a block of group training sessions.

EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Plan) Referrals
If you have an EPC referral, you can book in with any one of our team and will get a rebate from Medicare for your appointment. You will be required to pay for the appointment up front and the rebates will be processed by us on your behalf. The rebate is currently at $58 per appointment (Dec 23).

Workcover Referrals

For clients wanting to see an Exercise Physiologist under a Workcover claim, full fee payment is required and you will be able to claim a rebate from Workcover. Please ensure you have a valid medical capacity certificate from your doctor and a claim number.

CTP & Third Party Claims

We accept CTP and other third party claims – you MUST bring your letter of approval from your insurer to your assessment consultation. If you don’t have a letter of approval, you will be required to pay the full fee and claim back. Following the assessment consultation, your practitioner will complete a provider treatment plan to obtain approval for further treatment from your insurer.

NDIS

We welcome all NDIS clients with both self- and plan-managed funding. Please note, we are not an NDIS registered clinic.

For plan-managed NDIS clients, we are able to bill your plan manager directly. Please bring with you all documentation regarding invoicing, service agreement and plan management to your assessment consultation.

For self-managed NDIS clients, please pay your consultation in full at the completion of your appointment. You’ll be provided with a receipt for claiming.

Our Exercise Physiologists commonly treat NDIS clients for the following conditions:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness Assessments + Management
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder & Behavioural Conditions

Please note we are NOT an NDIS registered Physiotherapy or Exercise Physiology Practice.

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