If you’re experiencing issues like knee pain, shoulder pain, back pain, or hip pain then this can be your best starting point to care. He can evaluate your concerns and help guide you if you do need additional care.
- Strains & sprains
- Twisted ankles
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscle tears
- Dislocated shoulder
- Fitness counseling
- PT referrals
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
General Practitioners have received additional training in diagnosing and managing both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. They can offer treatment to speed recovery in the acute phase of injuries as well as preventing complications long term utilising both physical therapy, exercise rehabilitation and medications if necessary.
GP’s also play an important role in coordinating the care that a patient receives from primary care providers, allied health (physio, podiatry, osteopath) and specialists. This ensures that the patient’s health is looked after holistically and that other problems are not missed while focusing on the issue at hand.
If a patient has a chronic health issue your GP can also complete a GP Management Plan (GPMP) which is fully bulk billed. This is an invaluable opportunity to review all medical issues and age-appropriate preventative health activities. If relevant to the chronic health issue your GP can also refer for 5 government subsidised allied health sessions to use throughout the calendar year.