The Physiotherapy Clinic of the University of South Australia is committed to providing a high quality, progressive, evidence based physiotherapy service to the community. Under the supervision of, and in close consultation with School of Health Sciences physiotherapy staff, the Clinic offers assessment and treatment by final year undergraduate students, and by fully qualified physiotherapists who are undertaking postgraduate study.
Also consulting in the Clinic are postgraduate qualified physiotherapists who are members of the School staff.
Assessment and treatment of: back, neck and limb pain, sports injuries, orthopaedic injuries (including rehabilitation after surgery,) headaches, repetition strain injuries, overuse syndromes and other work related problems as well as movement related disorders.
Design and supervision of: Mobilising and strengthening exercise programmes for individuals and groups (eg sporting teams) in a purpose built, well-equipped rehabilitation gymnasium (including Pilates equipment).
Advice regarding: back care, posture, safe work practices, exercise, return to work / sport following injury, fitness / health / wellbeing.
Physiotherapy care is available to all members of the community, including those compensable by WorkCover and Allianz Australia SA CTP (those compensable by WorkCover or Allianz Australia SA CTP will be treated by postgraduate students or staff, not by undergraduate students). While referral by a medical practitioner is not necessarily required, we do like to know of any medical attention you may be receiving so as to help us ensure that we are giving you the most appropriate treatment.
The Clinic Office is staffed between 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday. Occasional variations in these consulting times occur at different times of the year. Please contact the Clinic for any enquiries.
Discounted fees apply for all members of the community who consult a student (either undergraduate or postgraduate). These discounted fees continue to apply for students, pensioners and the unemployed during non-teaching times (when School staff provide the service). During non-teaching periods of the year, all other patients are required to pay a full fee. For those who consult either postgraduate students or staff, a proportion of the cost for physiotherapy treatment is rebatable through private health insurance. For this reason these patients with private health insurance (and ancillary cover) will be advised not to make a booking with the undergraduate students.
Payment at the time of treatment is preferred (cash, cheque or eftpos).
Insurers will be billed directly for treatment provided to individuals who are eligible for either motor vehicle accident or workers compensation.
If consulting an undergraduate student
- $10.00 per visit (administration fee)
- $5.00 for follow up visits
Claims cannot be made against private health insurance for consultations with undergraduate students.
If consulting a postgraduate student
- $10.00 per visit (if uninsured)
- $5.00 for follow up visits Health Fund cheque only (or with no gap) if covered by private insurance.
If consulting a member of academic staff
- Initial visit $52.00
- Follow-up $42.00
A proportion of the cost for consulting staff is rebatable through private health schemes with extras. During non-teaching times (December until early March) there is a discount fee which applies to full-time tertiary students, and holders of Pensioner Concession and/or Health Care cards, if they consult a staff member.