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Musculoskeletal Services

Our physiotherapists aim to restore or maintain normal function and minimise dysfunction after an injury, surgery, illness or disease. Our clinicians provide services for a variety of conditions which include:

  • neck and back pain
  • peripheral joint pain e.g. knee, shoulder, hip, pelvic/SIJ
  • sporting injuries
  • post orthopaedic surgeries
  • post fractures
  • dizziness/headaches
  • temporomandibular joint pain.

Treatment can include manual therapy, movement re-education, exercise prescription, electrotherapy, education and exercise classes.  Treatment could also include the use of real-time ultrasound to image trunk musculature to assist in rehabilitation of back pain.

How to access our services

Non-insured services are available with a referral from a medical specialist or General Practitioner. There is no cost with these services if you have a current valid Medicare card. Please discuss this with our staff if you fall outside of this criteria.

Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Screening Clinic (OPSC)

The role of the OPSC is to provide early assessment and non-surgical management to suitable patients already referred to the Specialist Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinics (SOOC).

We also offer insured services, which do not require a referral. The following services do incur a cost:

  • Back Stability Clinic: utilises cutting edge research using ultrasound imaging to regain motor control of the abdominal and back muscles, which are essential for the successful management of spinal pain.
  • Mater Health & Wellness: a private clinic staffed by professionals who provide treatment for a variety of conditions.


Office hours

Allied Health Reception and Outpatient Services:
Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays.

Inpatient Clinical Services
Mater Hospital Brisbane: Monday to Sunday, 7.30am to 4.00pm. Mater Mothers Hospitals: Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 1.00pm.

Out of hours evening shift (Monday-Friday) and oncall services are provided across Mater Hospital Brisbane and Mater Mothers Hospitals based on clinical need and medical referral.

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