Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation in Canberra

Established in 2009, Neurospace has become a leading provider in neurological physiotherapy and advanced rehabilitation. We create benefits for life.

Neurospace Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation in Canberra

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A special focus on real results

Our Canberra Physiotherapy team has a special interest is in helping people with movement problems due to damage to the nervous and or sensory systems. This special interest has enabled us to focus on delivering real results for clients with the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Dizziness or vestibular problems
  • Neurofunctional disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Recovery from neurosurgery
  • Peripheral neuropathies
  • Muscular dystrophies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Ageing and balance deficits
  • Complex conditions
Our Neurological Physiotherapists work to build a holistic program to reach your goals.

Our team of multi-disciplinary health professionals work together for your best outcome.

Our Neurological Physiotherapists work with our qualified Exercise Physiologists to build a holistic program to reach your goals.

For example, for a client who has suffered an acquired brain injury or stroke, the Physiotherapist may concentrate on specific issues such as managing an acute injury or pain, gait retraining, spasticity management and muscle control. Complimenting this, the Exercise Physiologist may focus on setting goals and overcoming barriers to activity to promote endurance, strength, conditioning and provide advice on health and wellbeing based on the latest evidence about your condition for optimal outcomes.

Neurospace has employed Allied Health Assistants (AHA) to help support our programs, in particular for people who are at a point where therapy is progressing slowly or not changing, but is important to continue therapy to keep you at your current level of function.

We make navigating the NDIS easy.

We’ve been a registered NDIS provider since it’s inception in 2014. If you’re eligible for NDIS support, we can work with you to maximise your benefits to achieve your therapy goals.

The NeuroStudio.

Our purpose built rehab studio, right across the road from our physiotherapy clinic, has been designed specifically to help neurological disorders, rehabilitation and ageing. Our NeuroStudio includes:

On-Site Assistance

A Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist on site to help you achieve your program

Specialised Equipment

Exercise equipment designed specially for Neurological and rehabilitation exercises

Tailored to the Individual

Provision of Individual assessments and programs

No Referrals

No referral necessary, we can provide an initial assessment and design your best program

Group Classes

Group exercise classes for neurological, rehabilitation and aging

NDIS & Health Fund Rebates

Health Fund Rebates and NDIS support may be available for eligible participants

Meet Giga Laser

Our Giga Laser helps stimulate the body’s own natural repair system, increasing your recovery speed. Using this advanced laser therapy, we’ve been able to help clients achieve: 

  • a reduction in arthritic joint pain and an increase in the ability to perform more activities
  • management of of symptoms in people with Multiple Sclerosis
  • prevention of muscle tone reduction in Parkinsons Disease
  • improved function post stroke
  • increased wound healing speed and recovery from postorthopaedic surgery
  • help with Meniere’s disease, speeding up recovery from vestibular neuronitis, and Bell’s palsy
  • rapid healing of personal sports injuries
  • help with the management of Pakinson’s Disease symptoms

We also have a range of lasers including Vielight for brain stimulation and hand held portable lasers we use for home and clinic visits

Giga Laser

Hydrotherapy (Aquatic therapy).

Our hydrotherapy offers clients the ability to do exercises that that may not be possible for them on land. The warm water of the hydrotherapy pool can relax the muscles and joints whilst the support and resistance of water helps to build strength in a low impact environment.

We’ve seen great results with our hydrotherapy for clients with a wide range of neurological and complex disability needs.

Carer Training

Caring for someone is a privilege, but can also take a mental and physical toll on the carer. Our therapists are aware of this and seek to support carers with a range of measures including links to community support networks and strategies to make care-giving easier e.g home and equipment modification to improve carer movements and safety. Neurospace also offers a range of carer training session that cover:

  • Manual handling
  • Exercises to keep fit as a carer
  • Falls prevention
  • Evening education sessions
Specialised programs for neurological conditions, rehabilitation and healthy ageing

Specialised programs for neurological conditions, rehabilitation and healthy ageing.

Our specialised group programs have a maximum of 3 participants, ensuring you get that personal attention you need. Some of our programs are available at our NeuroStudio include:

  • PD60
  • PD45
  • LSVT Big
  • MS Go
  • Enable Me
  • ON Track
  • Stand Steady
  • Core Essentials
  • RunAbility

Why Choose Neurospace?

Principal physio with 38 years rehabilitation experience

Our Home Visits and telehealth options make treatment more convenient

Purpose-build rehab studio with specialised equipment

As a long standing NDIS registered provider, we take the confusion out of claiming and help you maximise your benefits*

Free parking and easy accessibility

See our expertise in action

Excellent professional staff and service, very friendly and supportive. Highly recommend.

Jackie Neill

I have been going to Neurospace Physiotherapy for the last two weeks and I am so happy with the service that they have been able to provide to me. The staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful and they have been able to help me immensely. I highly recommend this service!

Ally Gould

Best physio to go to, the staff are helpful and caring.

Sammy Rose

Australian Physiotherapy Association
Registered NDIS Provider
Exercise & Sports Science Australia

Frequently asked questions

Neurospace Clinic:  8-5 Mon, Wed, Fri   8-6 Tue, Thu

NeuroStudio: 8-5 Mon   8-5:30 Tue, Wed, Thu   7:30-4:30 Fri

No. You only need a doctor’s referral if you wish to claim through the Department of Veterans Affairs or through your insurance company (e.g. Workcover, Comcare), or if you use a Chronic Care Plan package.

Yes. You can claim a portion of your appointment from Medicare so long as you have any Chronic Care plan referral from your doctor. This can be processed directly at the time of your appointment if you have your bank details registered with Medicare.  This is for a maximum of 5 visits per year inclusive all allied health professionals selected by the GP to manage your chronic health condition.

Yes we provide services for people with an insurance claim for their injury.  We are often chosen to help solve complex or long standing cases. To be eligible to claim on your insurance, we require the following:

  • A doctor’s or your case manager referral
  • Your claim number
  • Your insurance company and claim manager

We need to get preapproval for the initial assessment before the first consultation and defined number of sessions.

Please note that all claims are subject to approval by the insurance company. If the insurer or Comcare does not agree to Neurospace’s full fees then you are required to pay the gap and seek direct reimbursement from the insurer. For example, the insurance company may only pay for a 20 minute consult when Neurospace treats standardly for a minimum of 30 minutes.

We use Tyro which covers most health funds. We can process your appointment through our Tyro machine at our Phillip practice on the day of your consultation only. You must bring your Health Fund Card for this to happen. If you ring up to pay for a telehealth or home visit appointment you will need to claim this back later from your health fund.

We accept EFTPOS and credit card facilities.  We no longer accept cheque and prefer not to handle cash. Please note that we do not accept American Express or Diner’s Club.    Payment is expected within 7 days of the service if paying privately.   Third party payments need to be preset up before the consultation, and if you are planning to use this the paperwork needs to be provided before the session.

Neurospace is a registered provider with the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the NDIS. We offer services in Physiotherapy,  Exercise Physiology and allied health assistant.

If you have a plan already in place, please call to discuss how Neurospace can work with you to reach your goals. If you are still in the planning stages, we can also discuss what services are available in the community that may be of benefit to you.

As a registered provider, we can bill directly to the NDIS for your services or you can chose to self-manage your plan or have someone manage your plan for you. We also work closely with other providers to provide you with the best care.

We are able to help all My Aged Care package holders except for Self-Managed. We work closely with you and your aged care provider to ensure that we deliver outstanding service in the home or in our clinics. We also are able to do ‘top up’ visits to aged care facilities where you feel more help is needed on top of the physio or exercise services provided there. This may need to be paid privately.

We offer services as home visits, community visits ( somewhere not your home) and at the pool.     There is an additional charge for these due to the extra time required to travel to a home or care facility. Please contact us to discuss external visits in greater detail.

We offer telehealth using a range of ‘video’ communications to assess and manage you online.   Our telehealth charges are the same as if you were in the rooms.

Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists work together, complementing each other’s work.   Everyone can benefit from a physiotherapy or exercise physiology session of a comprehensive movement / fitness check up.   Often we are not aware that something is changing in our bodies until pain and reduced function scream out at us to get in checked.  You do not need a doctors referral to seek an answer from us, and if you need a doctor we will refer you on with a detailed letter.

The physiotherapy and exercise physiology we offer at Neurospace is particularly targeted at long standing and difficult problems. We place emphasis on clients gaining quality of life and meaning from our therapy. See our Fit to Retire package to get a start on making a difference in your quality of life.

Neurospace has a special interest in helping people with movement problems due to damage to the nervous and/or sensory systems. Our approach has been developed by a lifetime of work by our principal therapist Deborah Carrera and there is systematic training approach to ensure all the team understand this.  We apply a holistic approach that seek to assess the underlying impairments and understand how these impact the way you move.  We develop and progress the treatment plan addressing both the impairments and retraining the way you move.

In addition, we apply this holistic approach to issues such as joint pain, sporting injuries , and post surgery rehabilitation.  We like to think we can help anyone, but if we don’t think we are the right place for you , we let you know and refer you onto a place that can help you.

Our therapists enjoy taking a hands-on approach and this makes up the majority of the treatment. However, some machines are beneficial in helping recovery. For example, we use cold laser therapy to help mobilise scar tissue and improve healing, muscle stimulators to activate weak muscles. When a machine is used, the therapist remains with you, and this is only a small portion of the overall assessment and treatment.

Home exercises will be beneficial to virtually all problems we encounter, however it is always your choice as to what you do.  The brain relearns the correct movements by doing repetitions frequently, so we try to keep the number of exercises small  and choose the most appropriate for you.  We discuss how this is going to fit into your current routine and work with you to make the program achievable for your situation.

Yes. Equipment can be purchased through Neurospace. We stock a range of exercise equipment that you can purchase to assist your rehabilitation program. Our therapists may also prescribe certain items such as braces to assist movement – and aids to help you in the home. We can order these if you wish.