Your Health Matters – What Is Myotherapy Good For?

Bill: Myotherapy, what is it good for? Well, myotherapy — the “myo” part of the name refers to muscle and the therapy part refers to therapy. They work with soft tissue and basically assist with soft tissue back to normal function for persons. Well, anyone with a problem or injury could see a myotherapist for […]


Your Health Matters – What Does Myotherapy Mean?

Bill: Steve, you’re good with Greek and Latin, what does myotherapy mean? Steve: Myotherapy — what does it mean? The world itself, “myo” comes from the latin word myo which means muscle. Therapy comes from the english word therapy. So, muscle, therapy. Rather than muscle therapy, it’s myotherapy. Bill: Rolls off the tongue a bit […]


Your Health Matters – Is a Podiatrist Covered by Medicare?

Bill: In Australia, we have a public health system called Medicare. In the public hospital system, there are clinics that will cover podiatry. However, there’s usually a mini-week waiting period to get into those clinics. You can also then seek treatment in a private practice. In a private practice there is a chronic disease management […]


Your Health Matters – How Often Should You Do Pilates?

Bill: How often should you do Pilates? Steve: Well, how often should you eat well? Bill: Well, pretty much everyday. Steve: So you should do Pilates often. I think the big misconception is you can do it once a week and get amazing results. Whilst you can get amazing results once a week, if you […]


Your Health Matters – Is Pilates Covered by Medicare? (powered by MHEALTH)

Bill: It can be complex. Question is, is Pilates covered by Medicare — no. However, Steve will elucidate. Steve: Well, if your GP thinks that you need to have cover under the CDM or the Chronic Disease Management Program, if your GP refers you for physiotherapy, a physiotherapist may decide to use clinical pilates exercises […]


Your Health Matters – Does a Podiatrist Have an MD Degree?

Bill: Does a podiatrist have an MD? That’ll be a question from our friends in America. An MD is a qualification in Australia. An MD is basically a general medical degree. In Australia, we would have a general practitioner or a medical doctor. Podiatrists are not medical doctors. So, no. Podiatrists do not have an […]


Your Health Matters – What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist?

Bill: Chiropodist is an older term for a podiatrist. Chiropodist primarily, basically the general treatment side of things. Podiatrists do more than that these days. So, chiropodist might have dealt with skin conditions on the lower limb or the foot. Certainly, trimming back nails is what they’re most known for but their role was a […]


Your Health Matters – Is a Physiotherapist covered by Medicare?

Bill: Is a physiotherapist covered by Medicare? In Australia, we have a public health system called Medicare and physiotherapy treatment is covered by Medicare in the public system. However, there’s usually a mini-week wait for physiotherapy services in Australia. Physiotherapy is also provided in private practices and Medicare does cover that with a general practitioner […]

What qualifications do you need to become a Physiotherapist

Your Health Matters – What qualifications do you need to become a Physiotherapist?

Bill: Well, aside from a pulse, what do you need to be a physio, Steve? Steve: In Australia, you can have a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. There’s post-grad qualification. Some universities have a Bachelor of Science and a Major in Physiotherapy. Bill: So you mean, that’s an undergraduate qualification. Steve: Undergraduate. Sorry. Post-graduate or tertiary. Bill: […]

can a podiatrist write a prescription

Your Health Matters – Can A Podiatrist write a prescription?

Bill: Can a podiatrist write a prescription? That’s an interesting conversation in Australia. Some podiatrists have prescribing rights which is an additional qualification to a normal podiatry degree in Australia. So, some can and most can’t. Steve: Yeah. Bill: If you are curious as to whether your podiatrist can write prescriptions. Then you need to […]