Allied Health Services

Here at Cashmere Medical Centre we also have Allied Health Services Australia professionals who assist our patients with specific conditions, so you know that you can receive the best care under the same roof.

We offer services including:

  • Audiology
  • Dietetics
  • Excersise Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology

 


Audiology 


What does an Audiologist do?

Audiologists are able to assist, educate and rehabilitate patients with hearing impairments. An evaluation of hearing functions at any stage of life is also an important role of an Audiologist. 

What would I see an Audiologist for?

Audiology is all about making patients more aware of their hearing health, helping them to take positive steps to improve their hearing and therefore, their communication and quality of life. For example, Tinnitus is a common affliction which can be assessed and treated by an Audiologist.

Using the latest technologies, Audiologists are able to make patients more aware of their hearing health by providing assessments. If you have, or believe you may have a hearing impairment, the best option is to book a consultation with your GP  who will determine if you require a referral to the Audiologist. 

If you are a patient with a hearing impairment, an Audiologist is able to evaluate your current device and discuss other accessories and assisted listening devices.

Do I have to pay to see an Audiologist? 

The Audiology service at Cashmere Medical Centre is bulk billed for eligible Pensioners and DVA card holders*. To speak with us about booking to see an Audiologist at Cashmere Medical Centre, please call our friendly reception team on 3882 5200.

*A valid card must be presented at the time of your appointment and during the assessment eligibility will be assessed.

 


Dietetics 


What does a dietitian do?

The role of a dietitian is to collect, organise and assess data relating to your health and nutritional status. 

What would I see a dietitian for?

Going to see a dietitian is all about getting assistance with the management of centered nutrition. They are able to assist you with planning appropriate food choices and menus, education you on your individual nutrition needs and can even help you when it comes to accessing and preparing food.

Do I have to pay to see a dietitian? 

The best option here is to ask your doctor, if your GP provides you with a referral to see the dietitian, it will affect the fee which is payable. However, you are able to see the dietitian with or without a metabolic disorder. For more information on fees for this service, please contact our friendly reception team.

How do I book in to see the dietitian at Cashmere Medical Centre? 

Our Dietician visits Cashmere Medical Centre once a month on Mondays.

You can call Cashmere Medical Centre on 3882 5200 to find out the consultation fees and appointment times. Alternatively, you can book online to see one of our GPs who may be able to assist you with your needs and help you access to dietitian - we are a bulk billing practice so as long as you have a valid Medicare card, no fee is payable for a standard consultation with the GP.

 


Excersise Physiologist


What does a Excersie Physiologist do?

An exercise physiologist is an allied health professional with the highest level of training for prescribing exercise to individuals.  Exercise physiologists  have a wide range of knowledge about the anatomy of the human body and develop specialised, tailored programs to benefit you through  exercise  to help patients get fitter for all around good health, or to treat patients with an acute medical condition or chronic disease mangagement through exercise.

 

 

What would I see a Excersise Physiologist for?

Your Excersise Physiologist can help with a whole range of conditions. Excersise Physiologist work closely with GPs to help people affected by,  Acute  / Sub Acute injury, illness or disability. This is acheived  by utilising movement and exercise,  providing education and advice. Excersise Physiologist maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. Your Excersise Physiologist can help with the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal – prevent and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain.
  • Orthopaedic – helps patients prevent or manage acute, sub acute or chronic  conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and amputations. Physiotherapists also help patients prepare for or rehabilitate from orthopaedic surgery
  • Sports – prevents, diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal and sporting injuries
  • Across the Lifespan- promote healthy and active ageing among older Australians to manage or prevent the effects of conditions or risks such as osteoporosis, incontinence and falls.
  • Neurology – promotes movement and quality of life in patients suffering from the effects of stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, spinal cord injury, brain injury or other neurological conditions.
  • Occupational health – supports the health and wellbeing of workers, reduces safety risks in the workplace, prevents and manages injuries and diseases, and support workers in returning to work.
  • Cardiorespiratory and Surgery/ Post-operative conditions- prevents, rehabilitates and supports people living with, or at risk of diseases and injuries affecting the heart and lungs, such as heart disease or asthma. Help people prepare or recover from surgery.
  • Paediatric (supporting infants and children)
Do I have to pay to see a Excersise Physiologist?

Excersise Physiologist are first-point practitioners, meaning you do not require a referral . You may be eligible for a free Excersise Physiology appointment under Medicare with no out-of-pocket expense.  It is best to consult with your GP to discuss your eligibility for a Team Care Arrangement which will allow you to have up to 5 bulk-billed physiotherapy appointments per calendar year. Alternatively, you can choose to pay a private consultation fee . (This fee is reduced with subsequent visits).

Got private health insurance?

If you have Extras cover under your private health insurance, just swipe your card and you will only need to pay the gap fee (this amount will depend on your level of cover and your health fund).

How do I book in to see the Excersise Physiologist at Cashmere Medical Centre?

Our Excersise Physiologist visits Cashmere Medical Centre fortnightly on Tuesdays. You can make an appointment by speaking to reception, or by calling us on 3882 5200. Alternatively, you can see your GP.

 


Physiotherapist


What does a Physiotherapist do?

Physiotherapists assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Physiotherapists use advanced techniques and evidence-based practice to not only reduce pain and stiffness, but also to rehabilitate injuries, increase balance and mobility, aid in weight loss and exercise, and improve quality of life. Often, a physiotherapist will use hands-on treatment such as massage and joint mobilisation to help you get better.

What would I see a Physiotherapist for?

Your physiotherapist can help with a whole range of conditions. Physiotherapists work closely with GPs to help people affected by injury, illness or disability. We do this by by utilising movement and exercise, massage therapy, manual therapy, bracing and support, as well as providing education and advice. Physiotherapists maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease. Your physiotherapist can help with the following conditions:

  • Musculoskeletal – prevent and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and back pain.
  • Orthopaedic – helps patients prevent or manage acute or chronic orthopaedic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and amputations. Physiotherapists also help patients prepare for or rehabilitate from orthopaedic surgery
  • Continence and women’s health - manages and prevents incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children. Physiotherapists work in areas including pregnancy, birth, post-partum care, breastfeeding, menopause, bedwetting, prolapse, loss of bladder or bowel control, and with men living with or recovering from prostate cancer.
  • Sports – prevents, diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal and sporting injuries
  • Acupuncture and dry needling – to manage both chronic and acute conditions such as sprains and strains, spinal dysfunction, arthritis and neurological conditions.
  • Aquatic – using a pool, physiotherapists treat patients with a multitude of conditions using hydrotherapy including sports injuries, post-operative and orthopaedic conditions, spinal pain and/or injuries and arthritis.
  • Across the Lifespan- promote healthy and active ageing among older Australians to manage or prevent the effects of conditions or risks such as osteoporosis, incontinence and falls.
  • Neurology – promotes movement and quality of life in patients suffering from the effects of stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, spinal cord injury, brain injury or other neurological conditions.
  • Occupational health – supports the health and wellbeing of workers, reduces safety risks in the workplace, prevents and manages injuries and diseases, and support workers in returning to work.
  • Cardiorespiratory and Surgery/ Post-operative conditions- prevents, rehabilitates and supports people living with, or at risk of diseases and injuries affecting the heart and lungs, such as heart disease or asthma. Help people prepare or recover from surgery.
  • Lymphoedema management
  • Paediatric (supporting infants and children)
Do I have to pay to see a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists are first-point practitioners, meaning you do not require a referral to see a Physiotherapist. You may be eligible for a free physiotherapy appointment under Medicare with no out-of-pocket expense.  It is best to consult with your GP to discuss your eligibility for a Team Care Arrangement which will allow you to have up to 5 bulk-billed physiotherapy appointments per calendar year. Alternatively, you can choose to pay a private consultation fee of $75. (This fee is reduced to $65 for subsequent visits).

Got private health insurance?

If you have Extras cover under your private health insurance, just swipe your card and you will only need to pay the gap fee (this amount will depend on your level of cover and your health fund).

How do I book in to see the Physiotherapist at Cashmere Medical Centre?

Our Physiotherapist visits Cashmere Medical Centre on Wednesday mornings. You can make an appointment by speaking to reception, or by calling us on 3882 5200. Alternatively, you can see your GP.

 


Psychology


What does a Psycologist  do?

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour.

Psychcology uses scientific methods to study the factors that influence the way that people think, feel and learn, and evidence-based strategies and interventions to help people to overcome challenges and improve their lifestyle.

 

What would I see a Psychologist for?

Psychologists treat serious to minor mental disorders, but they also can provide services for other reasons as well. Anyone can benefit from psychological services that enhance and maintain physical and mental health, and that promote honesty and intimacy in daily life.

Such examples included but not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Mania
  • Family Issues
  • Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation  
  • Stress Management / Wellness
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Trauma / PTSD
Do I have to pay to see a Psychologist?

Psychologists  are first-point practitioners, meaning you do not require a referral . However  it is best to consult with your GP to discuss your eligibility for a Mental Health Care Plan, which will allow you to have up to 5 appointments per calendar year with Medicare rebates. Alternatively, you can choose to pay a private consultation fee . 

Got private health insurance?

If you have Extras cover under your private health insurance, just swipe your card and you will only need to pay the gap fee (this amount will depend on your level of cover and your health fund).

How do I book in to see thePsychologist at Cashmere Medical Centre?

Our Phsycologist  visits Cashmere Medical Centre Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays . You can make an appointment by speaking to reception, or by calling us on 3882 5200. Alternatively, you can see your GP.

 

 

 

 

Special Offer Available


Diabetes Program

Now we all know that regular exercise and a healthy diet is good for you – but it can also assist with illnesses such as Diabetes. Our Type 2 Diabetes Program offers an 8 week course which involves information on controlling Diabetes, diet, exercise, glucose monitoring and much more. With the professional guidance of our Allied Health professionals, you will feel more confident in managing your Type 2 Diabetes. All this is on offer for just $40, so call us on 07 3839 0128 to book in to see our Exercise Physiologist or speak to your doctor.

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