Fixio Physio Dee Why offers second opinion physiotherapy services for people who have complex or chronic pain presentations, who would like to receive another perspective to explore alternative non-surgical treatment options or to get clarity on the direction that their rehabilitation needs. A second opinion consultation from a Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist can help reassure you about your health, which allows you to make an educated decision about your path moving forwards.

In many cases people are given a diagnosis that doesn’t align with their views on their current health or symptoms; or they feel as though the healthcare professional didn’t listen to their needs adequately or give them the correct level of support. This is completely normal across the spectrum of healthcare. Receiving a second opinion at the time you feel it is necessary is highly encouraged by all medical professionals – it allows you to make confident decisions regarding your own treatment options by providing you with the education of all your possible management plans moving forwards. At Fixio Physio we firmly believe that you should be empowered to make the right choice for you when it comes to your health.

Understanding is the key to a second opinion consultation

Why should I get a second opinion?

Below our Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Damien, talks through the second opinion process

If any of the following apply to you then it is worth getting a second opinion:

  1. You are not recovering as you would like
  2. You don’t feel comfortable with the treatment options 
  3. You are confused about why you have pain (no diagnosis or explanation)
  4. You are confused with what direction treatment is going
  5. You haven’t been given any exercises to help yourself
  6. The exercises you have received are too difficult or are not working
  7. You have been told that you need to stop exercising
  8. You don't understand when you can return to activity
  9. You don’t feel as supported as you should from a healthcare professional

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you understand my condition?

We offer second opinion Physiotherapy consultations for all musculoskeletal conditions & decisions including, but not limited to:

  • Pre-operative rehabilitation
  • Post-operative rehabilitation
  • Consideration of conservative care vs surgical care
  • ACL rehabilitation
  • Work Cover Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
  • Chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Complex spinal pain (lower back, upper back and neck)
  • Complex shoulder pain
  • Complex knee pain

What is second opinion Physiotherapy?

Second opinion Physiotherapy is where an expert physiotherapist assesses your condition without previous bias in order to give you an unbiased diagnosis and treatment options. This can help to give you peace of mind that you are on the right track, or it may give you more options for treatment that you weren’t previously presented with. As healthcare professionals, we are all working together to help you to make the best decisions about your health and wellness.

Can I claim a second opinion Physiotherapy consult on Private Health Insurance?

Yes, you can claim a rebate on your session through Private Health insurance, just like our regular physiotherapy service.

Will you contact my specialist or healthcare provider?

We can liaise with your specialist or healthcare provider at your request

Who will do my second opinion consultation?

Your second opinion consultations will be taken by our Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and Titled Muskuloskeletal Physiotherapist, Hayden Garner or Damien Glover, Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. He is an expert in difficult to understand pain presentations. 

What do I need to provide prior to the consultation & how do I provide medical records?

We require you to send through any relevant medical information at least 48 hours prior to your consultation to allow us to best prepare to be able to help you.

How do I book a second opinion?

Currently, the way you book a second opinion appointment is by booking an appointment online below. You may also call us on 8964 4086 or email us on with the following details. Your;

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Brief description of your pain presentation

One of our friendly team will return your call within 24hrs.

There is usually a 4-6 week wait for Second Opinion Consultations. If you would like an earlier appointment, please call us!

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