FAQ’s

Click on a subject heading below to view questions and answers relating to your query.
Should you have any further questions, please contact at (02) 9546-6880

What is a Physiotherapist?

Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat injuries, pain and disabilities. At St George Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we use proven treatment techniques and a personalised hands-on approach to alleviate pain, restore function and prevent injury. We use goal-oriented programs, giving patients an active role in
their own care.


Do I need a referral?

No. You only need a referral from your doctor if you are being treated following a work injury (claiming Workers Compensation) or following a motor vehicle accident (Green Slip Third Party).


What happens at my first visit?

On your initial consultation, a thorough subjective and objective examination of your condition will be performed by one of our Physiotherapists. The ‘hands-on’ assessment will allow us to structure a suitable treatment plan through various treatment modalities. We ask that you bring any relevant medical information (e.g. doctor’s reports, X-ray reports etc) for the Physiotherapist to review before assessing your problem.

If you have multiple areas or a complex problem it is best to allow 60 minutes for a comprehensive assessment to be completed (please let our reception staff know this at the time of booking).


Who will perform my treatments?

Your treatment will be performed by a University Qualified Physiotherapist.

Please visit "Our physiotherapists"


How long does each appointment last?

An initial consultation will last 30min to 1 hour. A follow-up consultation will last 30 to 50mins. Our Physiotherapists endeavour to keep to their appointment schedules, but occasionally there are unanticipated circumstances, which are unavoidable.


Is there anything that I can do to assist in my recovery process?

Your Physiotherapist will establish and plan a suitable program for you to continue with at home. If you have any problems or questions between or after visits, you can call or email us at our practice at any time.


How often will I need to come for treatment?

Depending on the type of injury, its severity and your sporting or work commitments, the number of treatments required and their frequency will vary. Your Physiotherapist will discuss this with you on your initial consultation to give you a guide. Your physiotherapist will give you exercises to help manage your condition yourself. This will help to reduce the number of treatments you require.


What is Core Stability?

Core stability is the balance and co-ordination of the muscles of the trunk to ensure that the peripheral limbs have a stable base to work off. Training this area can promote muscular efficiency which can prevent injuries as well as reducing injury recurrence. Pilates or core stability training is also successfully used in the management of long term back and neck pain.

At our clinic, we have fully equipped pilates studio. We cater from beginner to advanced levels,where classes are based on individually designed programs and carried out on our pilates equipment. You will need a one on one screening assessment before you can take part in these small sessions. Then your program will be designed specific to your needs and goals by our pilates physiotherapists.

If you are interested contact our clinic for more information on class times and screening availability.

Please click here for more information.


What are orthotics?

Orthotics are inserted into your shoes as inner soles. They are specifically designed to re-align the foot or arch to their natural position and to improve body posture. At our Clinic, we use both heat-mouldable and TOG custom made orthotics. Orthotics can reduce heel, knee and back pain, as well as manage symptoms in children’s “growing pains”.
For more information click here


What hours are you open?

Our clinic opening ours are 7.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am-12.00pm on Saturdays. Pilates classes will vary so for more information please click on the Pilates tab for the most up to date timetable.


How do I get there?

We are located at Shop 6, 637 Princes Highway, Blakehurst. Our clinic faces Todd Park (at Carss Park) and our centre resides on the corner of James St. There is plenty of parking behind our complex (off James Street) and street parking is also available.

Please note: If you are coming down King George Road, you must turn at the lights at Phillip St and drive around the back, via the roundabout, to get to our clinic via Joseph St, as there is no right turn into Stuart St or James St.

Our closest train station is Hurstville, and buses run every 15-20min along the Princes Highway, between Hurstville Station and Miranda Station (Buses 970 or 971). We have bus stops directly outside our practice