GAP IS A GROUP OF INDEPENDENT PHYSIOTHERAPIST OWNED AND OPERATED PRIVATE CLINICS
GAP's recent public awareness campaign involves a patient's choice of where to receive physiotherapy care:
Your physiotherapist is a university educated primary healthcare practitioner and a recognized member of your healthcare team. When you see your physiotherapist, he or she will first complete an extensive assessment that may include your health history, evaluation of pain and movement patterns, strength and joint range of motion. Based on this assessment your physiotherapist establishes a diagnosis and works in partnership with you and your healthcare team to develop individualized goals and treatment programs.
Your physiotherapist treats injuries and conditions affecting bones, joints, muscles, tendons and nerves using hands-on techniques, education, exercise prescription and modalities such as acupuncture and ultrasound.
Even if you have a referral identifying a specific clinic, you always have a choice as to where you would like to go. Consider a physiotherapy clinic that has a convenient location, clinic hours to meet your needs, types of services available, staff qualifications and reputation. For your safety and to ensure that you receive the best available evidence-based care, insist that your treatment is provided by a Registered Physiotherapist.