At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta, we work closely with our local Parramatta GP’s and specialists. The relationship between allied health professionals (Physiotherapists) and General Practitioners is very important one. We aim to work as a united healthcare team to achieve common patient goals. When working as part of a team, the knowledge between the health professionals is merged and helps reach optimal patient health quicker.
Physiotherapists are first point contact practitioners – you do not need a GP referral to see a Physiotherapist. However some patients do prefer to see a GP first and then follow the advice given by their GP. If you have been referred to Physiotherapy by a GP, please bring along any medical reports, x-rays or scan results to your first Physiotherapy consultation. Physiotherapists will often send a report to your GP or health professional outlining the treatment which was delivered and what effect it had. This is done to keep your GP updated about your condition.
Here is an excellent article by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners about the positive benefits a collaboration between GP’s and Physiotherapists:
“Physiotherapists use evidence-based care to assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. However, other healthcare practitioners may not necessarily be aware of some of the specialties within physiotherapy, or some of the conditions for which patients can be referred to physiotherapists”
Local GPs in Harris Park / Parramatta:
- Dr. Bandana Mittal – Albion Medical Practice – 28 Albion Street, Harris Park, NSW, 2150
- Dr. Grant – Wigram Street Family Medical Center – 72 Wigram Street, Harris Park, NSW, 2150
- Priority Medical Center – 73 Marion Street – Harris Park, NSW, 2150
- Dr. C Bonovas – 79 Harris Street – Harris Park, NSW, 2150
- Dr. Moussa Louis – 2/81 Marion Street – Harris Park, NSW, 2150