About Us

 

Welcome to Alpha Physio

Alpha Physio was founded in 1988 as Sumner Physiotherapy and was the first physiotherapy centre in the Centenary suburbs. Simon Beagley has owned and operated the clinic since 2021.

The move into new rooms within the Jamboree Centre in 2013 has allowed the practice to expand and take on physiotherapy students. The lovely Debbie,  our Practice Manager, is the friendly voice you’ll hear when you call to make your appointment with us.

“Physiotherapy is more than just providing a few treatments and hoping for the best to me – my commitment to full and holistic treatment often results in huge improvements in mobility and pain for my clients. Seeing clients smiling when they leave the practice is why  I do what I do.”

Simon Beagley – Owner

Director and Physiotherapist

Director and Physiotherapist

Simon Beagley

Migraines and Headaches, Jaw Pain and Dizziness

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Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

Kunal Jana

Shoulders and Weight Lifting

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Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist

Rushlee Pearce

Arthritis and Athletic Performance

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Lymphatic Drainage Specialist

Lymphatic Drainage Specialist

Sophie Bridgeman

Practice Manager

Practice Manager

Debbie Richards

Common Questions

How long will treatment take?

Our Initial appointments are 30 minutes. This allows us to take a full history and assessment to accurately diagnose your injury or condition. You will also receive a full treatment and plan for recovery. Subsequent appointments are also 30 minutes.

What happens during treatment?

You will initially discuss your condition with an experienced physiotherapist. They will examine you and identify your problem, make a diagnosis, and provide you with a detailed explanation of your condition. Our focus is on treating the root cause, not just treating the symptoms. Once diagnosed, you will receive treatment, and your physiotherapist will discuss the need for further visits when and if required.

Can I Request a Male or Female Physiotherapist?

For most conditions, this will not be a problem – just let our admin team know your preference when booking your appointment. For some complex needs, such as migraines or other types of headaches, we recommend booking with our physiotherapists, specifically trained to treat such conditions.

What do I bring to my appointment?

Wear comfortable clothing that will allow the physiotherapist to assess you and your injuries. It is also helpful to bring any x-rays, scans, or other medical information that is relevant to your condition.

Do I need a referral?

No. Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners and you do not require a referral to see one. However many doctors do refer to physiotherapists, so if you have a referral please bring it to the appointment so we can communicate with your doctor.

Do you do home visits?

Yes our physiotherapists do home visits. Please let our staff know if you require one. You will be contacted with a safety and consent form to ensure a safe visit for you and your physio. A travel cost will apply.

Does health insurance cover treatments?

If you have extras in your private health insurance policy, they will cover some of the cost of treatment. This can be claimed onsite with our HICAPS machine. To determine your level of cover, contact your health insurance provider, or swipe your card in the clinic for a quote.

Do you provide NDIS support?

Yes! We love helping NDIS participants improve their lives. If you are self of planned managed, we offer in clinic treatment, gym & hydrotherapy rehabilitation, and home visits.

What times are you open?

Our physiotherapists are available 7:00am – 7:00pm weekdays, and 8:00 – 12:00pm on Saturdays. Our admin team is available 9:00am – 5:00pm weekdays, so please try to call during this time when possible.

Do you bulk bill doctor care plans?

Yes! If you have a valid care plan from your doctor there is no additional fee. This also applies if you have a valid WorkCover, DVA or CTP claim, or have an NDIS plan.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling uses acupuncture needles within a western medical model to reduce pain. Thin monofilament needles are inserted into muscular trigger points (knots) to relieve muscular pain, promote blood flow, and modulate the nervous system. Certified physical therapists administer the procedure with specialised knowledge and training. Ask your treating physiotherapist if you are interested.

We’ll go above and beyond to provide the best physiotherapy treatments, so if you want to get started on the road to recovery, contact our clinic and make an appointment with our friendly team so we can help you achieve the results you desire.