Knowledge that empowers
Associate Professor Raniga believes that kindness is not an act but a lifestyle.
He perceives every single interaction with a patient as an opportunity to make a positive difference. Each patient deserves the same level of respect and dignity that one would expect to receive themselves. He is an outstanding communicator who is trained to provide the highest standard of evidence-based treatment of shoulder and elbow problems with compassion and empathy.
One of the key pillars of his clinical practice is patient empowerment – he aims to empower patients with knowledge so that they can participate in making appropriate treatment decisions for themselves. When required, he has the technical expertise to liberate you from pain and improve your function.
A referral from a GP or Specialist is required for your first consultation. This referral will be valid from the first appointment date with Associate Professor Raniga for 12 months with a GP referral and 3 months from the first appointment for a Specialist referral. If you are a previous patient of Associate Professor Raniga’s and you are coming back for a new injury or re-injury a new referral will be required for that appointment as well
The referral provides us with important background information about your condition. It enables you to claim part of your consultation cost through Medicare. If you’re unsure if your referral is current, just check with the reception staff when booking an appointment. Also, if you’ve been advised by your physiotherapist or other allied health professional to see Associate Professor Raniga, you will still need a referral from your General Practitioner to claim through Medicare.
We suggest you bring the following items to all appointments:
Please arrive ten minutes prior to your appointment as you will need to complete a patient information form. Our staff will then register you as a patient.
The initial consultation is usually quite detailed and takes at least 30mins. Please ensure that underclothing is worn to allow the shoulder to be examined with the outer garments removed. At times we need to observe your shoulder blades movement during the examination.
You will generally come in for an initial appointment and depending on the outcome of that appointment, then you may be referred for further imaging or tests. You will then return for a subsequent consultation where the results of the requested scans or tests will be discussed and a treatment plan outlined.