Aboriginal Health

Aboriginal Health

At Your Health Physio, we have been touched by the stories of our good friends, colleagues, clients and prominent Aboriginal people and are committed to providing bulk billed physiotherapy for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders on an ongoing basis.

The hardships that so many Aboriginal people have had to endure is not fair yet shows the strength of these communities. We are committed to playing our part in helping Aboriginal people in Geelong and surrounding areas to achieve better health, including those Warawurrung people still among us.

Our team have taken multiple Indigenous health and cultural safety courses and can assure you that you and your families are very welcome at Your Health Physio. For those of you who may not be aware, if you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you are eligible for five Medicare funded visits to an allied health professional (including physio) every calendar year. These sessions are available following a health assessment with your GP. You may also be eligible for up to five further sessions if you have an area of pain or an injury that has been present for more than three months.

In these sessions we will help you to understand your pain and how we can help you to resolve it. We also treat your area of pain, using massage and manual therapies where appropriate and may help you with some simple stretches, exercises or movements that can help you to feel better, sooner.

We can help you with:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Sporting injuries
  • Exercise programs