GLOW Physio Gold Coast

Building Stronger Bodies for Birthing & Beyond.

We understand how it feels to be frustrated that your body isn’t doing what you need it to be doing.

We know as new Mums, pain can sometimes get in the way of how much you enjoy your baby.

We know what it feels like to be daunted at the thought of birthing when you are weak and in pain. 

We understand the feeling of worry that you might never feel like yourself again.

About

Hi, I’m Libby! I’m a physiotherapist who LOVES helping women feel their best. I studied a Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland (2005) and have spent the years since working mostly in private practice in Queensland with just a brief stint in Switzerland (but let’s be honest, this was mostly about the skiing).

Glow Physio services much of the Gold Coast and some of northern NSW, including:

Broadbeach, Broadbeach waters, Carrara, Worongary, Merrimac, Clear Island Waters, Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Varsity Lakes, Robina, Mudgeeraba, Tallai, Bonogin, Reedy Creek, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, West Burleigh, Palm Beach, Elanora, Tallebudgera Valley, Tallebudgera, Currumbin, Currumbin Waters, Currumbin Valley, Tugun, Bilinga, Coolangatta, Tweed Heads. Banora Point

*If your suburb is not listed, please contact us to see what we can do for you.

Glow Services

Physio

We have extensive experience in treating a range of general, sports and women’s health conditions and are committed to providing a high quality

Group Classes

Group exercise classes run by our experienced physiotherapist are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Massage

Massage is a fantastic complimentary therapy to physiotherapy but can also be a highly effective stand-alone treatment.

Pregnancy & Post Natal

Pregnancy and new motherhood is both exciting and EXHAUSTING! Our highly experienced physiotherapist can help you with aches, pains and recovery.

The Glow Difference

We take the time to listen and understand your goals fully so that we can support you in getting the results you want.

Our consultations are 60 minutes long (twice as long as standard), which gives us the time we need to thoroughly assess, diagnose and treat you, and also to develop a plan together so that you feel empowered to keep moving forward.

We offer a child-friendly environment as well as a mobile/home service to make scheduling appointments easier.

We provide online, customised exercise plans so that you never forget your exercises

We offer ongoing access to your physio and support via email for any of those questions that pop up outside of sessions.

Blog

What exactly is ‘Strength Training’? And why should I do it?

What exactly is ‘Strength Training’? And why should I do it?

My experience with strength training started many years ago whilst I was at university studying physiotherapy. The weights room was a lonely place for women back then… But, it seems now that word has gotten out. Strength training is not just for men. Lifting weights...

3 reasons you should practise breathing

3 reasons you should practise breathing

Breathing. We do it every day, multiple times a day in fact… so why should we practise something that comes naturally to us? Surely we just instinctively know how to breathe, right? Well the truth is, certain events in our lives such as pregnancy & birth, injuries...

I’ve had a baby. When can I start running again?

I’ve had a baby. When can I start running again?

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I used to get so jealous whenever I would see someone running! It’s not that I was a big runner before pregnancy, but for some reason watching someone do something that I couldn’t turned me into…well, an angry 3 year old. ‘I...

FAQ

Should I make a physio appointment or a massage appointment?
Physio and massage are both beneficial stand-along therapies, however they also complement each other well. If you have an acute injury/pain, a very specific complaint or a very complex condition, we recommend you start with a physiotherapy appointment so that we can thoroughly assess and diagnose you before developing a plan for treatment.
If you have more generalised discomfort/tightness, are feeling stressed or are looking for a maintenance treatment session to complement your physiotherapy treatment, massage is a fantastic option.
Do I Need a Doctors Referral?

No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist, unless you are seeking treatment under workers compensation, third party insurance (i.e car accident), or under Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) program. Either way, if your doctor has referred you for treatment, please bring with you any relevant test results and we will ensure your doctor receives regular updates on your treatment with us.

What Do I Need To Provide for Mobile Treatments?

Nothing! We bring everything with us – a state of the art portable massage table, a choice of cream or oil and towels. We just need a small space to set up (about 2m x 2m) and we will take care of the rest!

Do I Need to Provide Parking for Mobile Treatments?

We bring all of our equipment with us for your convenience, so we will require parking within a reasonable distance from your home (i.e. <50m). We can discuss details prior to your first consultation.

What Should I Wear?

Generally comfortable clothing you can move easily in, however it depends on what we are treating. The benefit of us treating you in your home is that you can always change if necessary!

How Long Will My Appointment Take?
We will need 5-10 minutes before and after your appointment to set up/pack up. This is in addition to your allocated appointment time.
  • Initial physio – 60mins
  • Follow up physio – 45mins
  • Massage – 60mins
  • Pilates – 45mins
How Do I Pay for My Appointment?

Payment is taken on the day of treatment. We accept cash, eftpos, mastercard and visa (credit and debit). We also carry a HICAPS machine to assist with processing of your private health rebate.

How Do I Claim Through My Health Fund?

Rebates will apply to all sessions if you have private health extras cover. We carry a mobile Hicaps machine with us to help you claim your private health rebate on the spot. Some health funds will require us to plug the machine into your analogue phone line (just a free phone call). If you are unable to claim your private health rebate on the spot, we will provide you with a receipt and you can claim your rebate by post, in person or online (many funds have smartphone apps now to make claiming easier!).

Will I Be Charged for a Cancellation?

We understand that life can be unpredictable, so if reasonable notice is provided (>12 hours), a fee will not be charged.

For cancellations <12 hours, cancellation fees do apply due to the increased time we allocate to each booking to allow for our extended sessions and travel:

  • Cancellations with <12 hours notice 20% fee
  • Cancellations with <6 hours notice 50% fee
  • Appointments with <1 hour notice 100% fee
Can I Purchase Equipment from You?

Yes, we travel with a small supply of stock for sale (pillows, foam rollers, massage balls, tape etc) but we can also fit and order any other equipment you require.