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Referral Incentive

As a small business, we rely on word of mouth referrals.  We also like to acknowledge our patients who help spread the word about our clinic and who are as passionate about what we do as we are! 

As a thank you for sharing information about how we have helped you and for recommending us to your friends, we offer an Eftpos Gift Card from the clinic to spend whenever you please.  If you refer someone to our clinic, please ask them to write your name down on their registration form when they attend their first appointment, that way we can ensure you receive your gift.

Eftpos Gift Cards are subject to the following terms and conditions:

  1. One gift card is given per patient referral
  2. The patient referred must state your name when attending their first appointment with us
  3. We reserve the right to discontinue this offer at any time
  4. We are not responsible if a Gift Card is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission and no replacement will be provided in these circumstances

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding out Gift Card terms and conditions.


Pricing


Please read our Payment Policies below before booking an appointment with The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic.

The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic is a private physiotherapy practice that treats complex Head, Neck, Jaw & Vestibular conditions.
*Please note: We DO NOT bulk bill under Medicare or bill Third Parties (Work-Cover/CTP insurance. We require full payment of fees on the day of your consultation. Please see below for more details.

Directors
Scott Cook & Nigel Smith
Assessment Consultation 1 hr $252
Subsequent Consultation ½ hr $132


Senior Associate Physiotherapist
Karri Field
Assessment Consultation 1 hr $197
Subsequent Consultation ½ hr $127

Senior Associate Physiotherapists
Trina Morris
Assessment Consultation 1 hr $180
Subsequent Consultation ½ hr $122

Senior Associate Physiotherapist
Matthew Altoft
Assessment Consultation 1 hr $162
Subsequent Consultation ½ hr $117

Associate Physiotherapists
Reegan Emslie, Louise Agnew, Ryan McMahon, Callum White, Yuval Almog, Michael Hsu, Ryan Hollyman, Rob Teasdale
Assessment Consultation 1 hr $147
Subsequent Consultation ½ hr $110

Associate Physiotherapists
Thomas Hammond
Assessment Consultation 1 hr $115
Subsequent Consultation 1/2 hour $94

Payment Methods

We Do Not Bulk Bill under Medicare. We accept Cash, Eftpos, MasterCard, Visa & Cheque. We do not accept Diners or American Express Cards. EFTPOS & HICAPS Facilities are available for your convenience and receipts will be issued for both.

Private Health Insurance

If you have private health insurance please bring your card along and we can process your claim on the spot and you will only need to pay the gap payment. For details on your health fund rebate, please contact your health fund.

The Item Number for an Assessment Consultation is #500 & Item Number #505 for a Subsequent Consultation.

Medicare

If you have been referred to our practice by your GP under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM) - previously known as the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC), please inform our Reception Staff upon arrival, so that the necessary paperwork can be processed.

Please be advised that our clinic Does Not Bulk Bill under Medicare. As we are a private physiotherapy clinic, you are required to pay our full fee at the time of your consultation and then claim the Medicare rebate of $55.10 back from Medicare.

We have the facilities to process your Medicare Rebate through our Hicaps Machine. Please note: that we will need your Medicare card and a Bank Card (either a Savings or Cheque Account) to process your rebate. Medicare does not offer a rebate to credit cards. If you do not have either card, we ask that you visit a Medicare Office and claim your rebate with them. Please speak to our reception staff for any further information

Work Cover

The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic does not bill third parties. We request that patients pay on the day of their treatment and claim directly through Work Cover. *Please note: Work Cover payments do not adequately cover the costs for treatment, please contact your Work Cover Case Manager for more information. You must provide a Work Cover Medical Certificate to commence your treatment.

Compulsory Third Party Claims (CTP)

The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic does not bill third parties. We request that patients pay on the day of their treatment and claim directly through their CTP Insurer. *Please note: CTP payments do not adequately cover the costs for treatment, please contact your Claims Manager for more information. You must provide a Medical Certificate to commence your treatment.

Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)

If you wish to be treated under the DVA Scheme you can book appointments between 10.00am and 3.00pm with either Yuval Almog, Thomas Hammond, Ryan Hollyman, Michael Hsu, Matthew Altoft, Reegan Emslie, Ryan McMahon or Callum White, at any one of our Clinics.

Treatment by Scott Cook, Nigel Smith, Karri Field & Trina Morris will require a full consultation fee to be paid by the patient. If you have been referred to our practice by your GP under the DVA scheme you must provide a D904 referral from your Doctor and show your DVA Card in order for the necessary paperwork to be completed.

 

SMS Reminders

As a courtesy we send an SMS reminder the day before your appointment. We ask that patients take responsibility for remembering appointments. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO OUR SMS, WE DO NOT RECEIVE REPLIES. It is far quicker and more efficient for you to ring if you wish to change your appointment.

Cancellation Policy

Due to the busy nature of our clinic, we require at least 24 hours notice for any cancellations, so that we can contact patients from our wait list. If cancelled outside of this timeframe, a Cancellation Fee of $60 may be applied.

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If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort then don’t put it off - contact our friendly team today to make an appointment with one of our expert physiotherapists.

Headache, Neck & Jaw Conditions We Treat

Our Brisbane clinics specialise in the treatment of head, neck and jaw conditions, many of which are notoriously difficult to treat. If you’re experiencing symptoms of any of the following problems, our team has the expertise and training to help.

Headaches


Migraines


Jaw and Orofacial Pain

Neck Pain and Trauma

Whiplash and Nerve Pain

Vertigo & Dizziness


Tinnitus


Singing / Vocal

Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in an initial consult?

Our initial consultations are always booked for one hour. In this appointment, the Physiotherapist will perform a full assessment and treatment. They will also talk extensively with you about your past history so that we can make a fully informed diagnosis of your condition. All our treatments balance a hands-on approach with appropriate education. At the end of the treatment, they will go through simple exercises for you to perform in between treatments, to help maximise your outcomes.

Subsequent appointments will be half an hour and will start with the Physio checking how you are going with your exercises and that they are being done correctly and will then flow into treatment.

Do I need a referral to be seen at the clinic?

No, you do not need a referral to be seen at our clinics. The only time that you would need a referral is if you would like us to write a letter back to your dentist/GP or you would like to be seen under the Chronic Disease Management Plan, CTP insurance or Workcover.

What to bring to your first appointment

If you have been given a referral, please bring this along to your initial consultation. If you have had any x-rays of the area being treated, please bring them along.

What do you treat at the Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic?

Here at The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic we provide treatment for Headaches, Migraines, TMJ, Neck, Vestibular issues (Dizzy) Bells Palsy & Trigeminal Neuralgia.

How many treatments will I need?

This is a tricky question and it all depends on the nature of your condition. In your first session our primary goal is to establish a diagnosis and determine a treatment plan. By the third treatment, our expectation is that we will have a good understanding whether you are responding appropriately to treatment. At this point we will prescribe an ongoing treatment plan to best suit your needs and continue to develop self-management strategies that will empower you to manage your condition. If there is no positive change by this point, we will re-evaluate your diagnosis or make an appropriate onward referral. At all times, our goal is to optimise your long-term results and we will always be open with our expectation of your final outcome.

Do you see patients under Medicare?

We do not offer Medicare rebates for physiotherapy, unless the patient is being referred by their GP under the Chronic Disease Management Plan (CDM). If you have been referred to our practice by your GP under the Medicare Chronic Disease Management Program (Formally known as EPC) please inform our Reception Staff in order that the necessary paperwork can be processed.

At The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic, we have the facilities to process the claim for you (provided you are eligible*).

Please be advised that our clinic DOES NOT Bulk Bill under Medicare. You are required to pay for the full fee up front and we can then process your claim and the money will go back into your bank account. If you are not eligible, we ask that you pay our normal fee up front and we then provide you with a receipt, which you can take to Medicare to claim your rebate or upload the receipt to an app on your smart phone and they will transfer the money back into your account.

* To be eligible to claim the rebate in one of our clinics, there are a few things we need to make you aware of. Firstly, if the paperwork has not yet been submitted by your GP or processed by Medicare, your claim will be denied, and this will mean that you will need to claim at a Medicare office or through the smart phone app. Secondly, for our team to process a rebate, you will need to have a Savings or Cheque account card. Medicare do not supply rebates to Credit Cards. Lastly, if you would like us to process your claim for you, please allow adequate time for processing as these claims can take up to 3 minutes. The Headache, Neck & Jaw Clinic reserve the right to decline processing a claim if time does not permit.

What is involved with my Jaw treatment?

When having your jaw treated, we are aware that working with and around your face and mouth can feel confronting. We try and make you as comfortable as we can and massage the jaw muscles to help ease the pain. We will also need to put our hands in your mouth (don't worry, we always wear gloves!) to help stretch out your muscles and ligaments. All this is done only with your absolute permission and only when you are ready.

My dentist recommended a splint. Will it work?

Under the right circumstances, an appropriately fitted splint is a great tool to control pain. However, there is much debate in the dental world about what the right circumstances are. If there are signs of wearing of your teeth from grinding or clenching, then that is a good indication that you will benefit from a splint, but the clinical reasoning is to protect your teeth from further damage, not to control pain. As expensive as an occlusal splint may be, it’s still cheaper than restorative crowns.

If you search the dental journals for scientific evidence, you can find evidence to support the use of a splint to control pain and just as much evidence that contradicts the use of the splint. We believe that this is because the “one size fits all” approach of prescribing a splint for jaw pain is the reason there is debate about the efficacy of an occlusal splint. Jaw pain has many causes and origins and some origins will respond well to an occlusal splint while others won’t. Prescribing a splint as a first choice treatment without proper assessment and diagnosis of your TMJ to determine the origin is not treating the problem, it’s guessing.

We have two strong clinical indicators on whether a splint is required. Firstly, if we have assessed your jaw and objectively measured some restrictions and weakness and then with treatment, we have successfully corrected these restrictions and weakness, (But your pain is not changing) then we will refer onwards for a splint as the source of the pain, can not be musculoskeletal.

Secondly, we will refer for an occlusal splint if we have successfully resolved your pain with manual treatment, exercises and education, and your pain returns once we have stopped treatment (3 months is our rough timeline). This normally indicates your nocturnal habits (clenching/grinding) or your occlusion are the cause of your symptoms and although we can reduce them with treatment, we will need a splint for long term management.

It is hard to give detailed examples and obviously there are far more details, exceptions and exclusions regarding splints than can be expressed in this format.

Can you see me for a back or hip problem?

The answer is yes, we can treat you for other areas of the body however, as our expertise is head, neck & jaw conditions we may not be up to date with other treatment areas relating to other parts of the body. Please advise our reception staff at the time of booking.

How much will my private health cover?

Private Health rebates differ between funds. Please contact your private health insurance and quote the number #500 for an Assessment consultation and #505 for a Subsequent consultation to find out how much they will cover.

Non-attendance Policy

If you are unable to attend your appointment, we require 24 hours’ notice so that we can contact other patients on our waitlist. Failure to provide correct notice may result in a $60 cancellation fee.

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