Meet the Browns Plains Physiotherapy Team
M.Phty, M.Phty Physiotherapist
James joined the team in 2016 after graduating from Griffith University with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2013. James has worked predominantly in private practice and also with a variety of high level sports teams including Olympic Football Club and the Brisbane Spartans Basketball team. He has a special interest in all musculo- skeletal and sports injuries and also enjoys rehabilitating clients with work related injuries.
M.Phty, M.Phty (APA Sports Physiotherapist)
David graduated from the University of Queensland in 1981 with his Bachelor of Physiotherapy and has since completed his Masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy in 2000 at Griffith University. David has worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital and also in Alberta, Canada before establishing Browns Plains Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in 1994. David has over 35 years experience as a Physiotherapist and has special interest in all spinal conditions, sports injuries, shoulder and knee injuries.
M.Phty, M.Phty (Musculoskeletal)
Kevin has been a member of the Physiotherapy team since 2007 and he holds a Masters degree in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Kevin has over 12 years of clinical experience in both public and private sectors. He has a special interest in treating chronic injuries, shoulder injuries and whiplash associated disorders.
Janelle graduated from the University of Queensland in 1986 and has over 30 years of experience as a Physiotherapist working in both the public & private sectors. She has a special interest in developing management strategies for patients with chronic conditions as well as rehabilitating clients with knee, shoulder and spinal conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1What should I expect at my initial appointment?
An initial appointment will take around 30 minutes. Your Physio will ask you a few questions in regard to your current problem and conduct a physical assessment to determine the cause of the problem. From the assessment findings, the therapist uses this information to form a clinical diagnosis and to plan an individualised treatment plan for you. Treatment will commence during the first appointment and may include hands- on treatment and exercise prescription. Your Physio may ask you to make a follow- up appointment to ensure optimal recovery.
2Do I need a Doctor's referral to see a physiotherapist?
No. Physiotherapists are first- contact practitioners which means referrals are not required. If you are not currently seeing a Doctor for the same condition, it would be best to advise your doctor that you intend to see is so that they can provide us with any relevant information. In the situation where you are in injuried worker covered by work insurance (WorkCover) or have been involved in a car accident and intending to claim Third Party Insurance (CTP), you will be required to present a doctors referral and/or medical certificate to us.
3Can I claim my physiotherapy costs through my private health fund?
You are able to claim part of your treatment fees if you have "extras" cover with your health find. The benefit amount may very between different insurers and also with varying levels of cover so your are best to check the details of your policy directly with your insurer.
4Do you have Hicaps?
We offer rebate services through HICAPS, leaving your only the gap amount to may. Browns Plains Physiotherapy and Rehab is a preferred provider with Medibank Private and BUPA, which means the gap amount your pay is usually less.
5Does Medicare pay for your physiotherapy?
Under the Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC), some patients are entitled to limited sessions of Physiotherapy covered by Medicare. Please discuss this with your GP to see if your are eligible. If you have an EPC plan you will be bulk billed under Medicare leaving you with no upfront fees to pay for your eligible sessions.
6Can I visit without making an appointment?
Yes. If you come into the clinic with no appointment and a Physiotherapist is available we will try to get you in straight away. However, it is best to make an appointment to secure a session time as we are generally very busy.