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Welcome to Health for Keeps!

We provide individual and group physiotherapy services in a friendly quiet clinic. Mobile services are available.

We also offer clinical special interest courses and courses for people and organisations interested in developing their wellbeing



Health for Keeps wishes all its clients a safe and peaceful Christmas and a happy, healthy 2024! The clinic will close for Christmas on Friday 22nd December to Wednesday 27th December. Emergency appointments will be available on Thursday 28th December and the clinic will close again on Friday 28th December, reopening on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. Health for Keeps clinic hours for 2024 are Monday 12-4pm , Wednesday 9.30am to 1.30pm and Thursday 12 to 6pm.

About Health for Keeps!

Established in 2019 by experienced physiotherapist Carrie Taylor, Health for Keeps (formerly 146PHYSIO) provides physiotherapy services both in a quiet clinic in Marino, South Australia and as a mobile service within 30 minutes drive of Marino. Health for Keeps also offers health related courses.

Carrie qualified in 2008 with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy and has a Masters Degree by Research (2022) from the University of South Australia, investigating pain and function after Total Knee Replacement for Osteoarthritis.

Physiotherapy is regulated and evidence based, helping people to manage and treat painful conditions, improve movement and mobility and address functional health problems.

Physiotherapy at Health for Keeps

Physiotherapy can be helpful for:

  • Back, neck and headache pain.

  • Knee, Hip and Foot pain.

  • Pain after joint replacement or other surgery.

  • Chronic painful conditions such as Osteoarthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

  • Other conditions where movement is difficult or painful, such as sports injuries.

  • Health for Keeps is an inclusive practice and works with people of all ages including neurodivergent people, those with learning disability, people with chornic pain and those with connective tissue or mobility issues such as Hypermobility/Ehlers Danlos syndrome.

  • Health for Keeps is a Neurodiversity Affirming Business and is accredited under the Autism SA Autism Friendly business scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps to restore, maintain, and make the most of a patient's mobility, function, and well-being. At Health for Keeps different treatment methods can be used. Each person is individually assessed. Client and physiotherapist work collaboratively to determine the treatment plan that best suits each person. Treatments may include:

  • Advice and education about the condition

  • Hands-on therapies

  • Therapeutic exercise

  • Mindful movement and;

  • Breathing control.

What should I wear to Physiotherapy?

As assessment of your condition and treatment involves movement, wear something comfortable and easy to move in. Clothing may need to be moved aside to see the body area in question, however, this is only with your consent and maintaining your control and dignity at all times. This means, if you don't want to move your clothing, you don't have to.

How do I pay?

Fees for privately funded physiotherapy are payable on the day of treatment. Card payments are preferred. If you are an NDIS client, you will need to pay on the day if you are self-managed, or if you are plan-managed, Health for Keeps will directly invoice your Plan Manager. Clients are currently bulk-billed for Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Medicare and Return to Work (Work Cover) claims. From July 2023, a gap charge of $5 per session will be payable by Medicare clients.

Can I use my Private Health Insurance?

If you have Private Health Insurance with cover for Physiotherapy, then bring your card to claim your rebate on the day using HICAPS and pay the gap with your debit or credit card. Alternatively pay with your card in full, and reclaim the rebate directly from your health insurer.

Will it hurt?

When you have a painful condition, sometimes there is some discomfort, soreness or pain during or after the assessment or treatment process. This will be fully explained. All attempts will be made to manage your pain appropriately during your session. You will be asked for your consent (agreement) to undertake the assessment or treatment. If you have pain afterwards you will be given advice on how best to manage it. If you are worried about pain during or after your session, please let us know. Health for Keeps strives to make your visit as calm and comfortable as possible.

How long does Physiotherapy take?

The initial assessment usually takes around 50 minutes to complete (sometimes a little longer for more complex problems) and follow up sessions take 25 minutes. Treatment of your problem can take some time, depending on the condition. So, it is likely that you will need to return for a number of sessions. It is rare that something is resolved in one session. This will be explained to you during your first assessment to help you to manage your condition and make the treatment program as effective and efficient as possible. This means that you will be given "homework" to do in between sessions to make the most of your time when you are at Health for Keeps and to progress your results at home.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Although mask mandates have been relaxed, I still frequently wear a mask in clinic as it is nearly impossible to social distance during assessment and treatment.

Can I come if I've had Covid?

Yes, but you are requested to delay your appointment until at least 5 days after you first were diagnosed with Covid and are symptom free (no cough, sneezing etc.). This is because healthcare settings (Physiotherapy) are designated as high risk. We are unable to maintain social distancing during treatment. However, Health for Keeps does offer telehealth appointments if needed. These are effective and safe if you are unwell and many conditions can be appropriately managed via teleheath consultations. Please ask for more details.

Fees and Charges

This outlines our fees and charges. If you have any other questions please contact Health for Keeps

Private Fees

(From July 2022)


Initial consultation (50 mins)


Follow up consultation (25 mins)

  • Travel to your home or office is available. Please ask for an individual quote.

  • Card payments are preferred.

  • All private health funds are accepted and can be claimed on the day of treatment using HICAPS. Just bring your health fund card with you.

  • Fees are reviewed yearly on 1st July.

  • NDIS Fees

  • Health for Keeps welcomes National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) clients who are Plan Managed or Self-Managed.

  • The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) outlines the maximum fees that service providers are permitted to charge.

  • Health for Keeps works with individual clients, their support co-ordinators and advocates to ensure that physiotherapy treatment can be managed within your budget to meet your own specific goals.

  • Please contact Health for Keeps to discuss your treatment needs.



    DVA and Return to Work SA Fees

  • Health for Keeps offers physiotherapy services to Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Return to Work SA clients.

  • Medicare, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Return to Work SA clients.

  • Health for Keeps offers bulk-billing to Medicare clients who have a concession card. A gap fee of $12 is charged directly to all other Medicare (Care plan) clients.

  • All clients should be aware that they are responsible for full private fees if they do not have entitlement to Medicare, DVA or Return to Work SA funding (if the organisation fails to pay the service fee).

  • Please contact Health for Keeps to discuss your individual circumstances.


    Hear from our Valued Clients

    Here's what some of our clients have to say about Carrie

    Caroline (Carrie) Taylor has been my physiotherapist for the past four years. Her friendly manner always makes me feel at ease during treatments. I appreciate her ability to explain each procedure and the prescribed exercises in a way which is easy to understand. Most of all, I value her professionalism and her warm personality, which gives me confidence in her as my chosen health practitioner.

    Mrs S

    South Australia

    Carrie is extremely professional and provides an excellent client focused service. She is respectful, considerate and kind. She listens and goes out of her way to accommodate individual needs or circumstances.

    Mrs N

    South Australia

    Carrie … looks into the what’s happening, why and how ….. She is understanding…for me to easily communicate and I feel safe and trust her.

    Mr A

    South Australia

    Carrie has taken the time to really get to know me and is very adaptable to my fluctuating capacity… she is kind, compassionate, truly cares.

    Miss J

    South Australia

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