Lismore Spinal, Orthopaedic & Sports (SOS) Physiotherapy

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Principal Physiotherapist (Physio): Karl Sprogis BPhty, APA Sports Physiotherapist

27 Orion St, LISMORE NSW Australia

tel: 02 6622 1696 fax: 02 6622 2119

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Aim: to provide the most up to date, high quality, cost effective physiotherapy service to the community in the areas of spinal, orthopaedic, sports and general physiotherapy.

Accredited Physiotherapy Practice since 1991.

The standards include:

  • rights and needs of clients
  • quality physiotherapy
  • practice services
  • practice management
  • physical environment

For over 25 years (since 1985), Lismore Spinal, Orthopaedic and Sports (SOS) Physiotherapy has prided itself in providing a high quality and the most up to date physiotherapy service. Our established networks with other respected allied health professionals ensure your total health needs are addressed. We can organize x-rays and/or reviews by doctors, including sports medicine doctors, orthopaedic specialists and podiatrists. We are also the preferred provider for physiotherapy services for employers, companies and rehabilitation services who seek assessments, treatment and training.

Appointments may be made by telephoning our receptionist. We will usually be able to schedule appointments quickly. Please bring any relevant X-rays and information.

Services available: Treatment, prevention and consultation for:

  • Low back (lumbar), thoracic spine and neck (cervical) pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Exercise advice
  • Post-operative (including orthopaedic), neurological and general rehabilitation
  • Back strengthening programs and education
  • Work related injuries & Occupational Overuse Syndromes
  • Headaches of musculo-skeletal origin
  • Functional Assessments
  • Work site assessments and pre-employment screening
  • Dance assessments
  • Medico-legal assessments and reports
  • Postural assessments and advice
  • Pelvic floor incontinence problems
  • Chest conditions
  • Simple plasters & orthotics
  • Wart treatment (if other methods have been unsuccessful).

Fees: Our fees vary with the service required. Please contact the office for details.

There are no out of pocket expenses for WorkCover, Medicare clients (we bulk bill), Third Party insurance or Veterans' Affair clients. (See below for more details).

Rebates: Privately insured patients receive substantial rebates from their insurance companies.

We are a HCF preferred provider. "More for muscles" gives HCF members with Extras cover one fully covered initial assessment, which includes a diagnosis, initial treatment and treatment plan.

Concessions: Senior Card concession holders and students paying their own way may request a 10% discount.

A list of fees is available on request for other services, such as:

  • Functional assessments
  • dance assessments
  • medico-legal reports
  • work site visits and pre-employment screening
  • hydrotherapy
  • treatment for more than one area or extended treatment.

Worker’s compensation, road accident patients, (namely Third Party Insurance), or any patient covered by public liability or similar insurances should indicate their position. Following determination of liability, the insurer will be billed directly. Patients are reminded, however, that they are responsible for payment of their accounts should liability be denied.

Medicare rebates are available to clients who meet certain criteria, including bulk billing. Please ring the office for more details.

The GP Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) care planning items were removed from the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) in 2005 and replaced by the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) items (721-731). The term 'EPC plan' is now obsolete (although still frequently & commonly used).

There are no changes to the eligibility requirements for the CDM items, including the allied health services for people with chronic disease. This is simply a change to terminology to bring it up to date.

Repatriation patients: Department of Veterans' Affairs clients - are eligible for treatment depending on their disability entitlement. The department is billed directly.

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