Referrals not necessary
Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a doctor’s referral before attending physiotherapy.
However, if you are planning on claiming your injury through an insurance company, especially if it is a work related injury or an injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident then it is necessary to see your GP to get a referral to see the physiotherapist; this makes claim management easier. If you already have a claim number please bring this and details of your insurer to your initial appointment.
Even if your doctor has given you a referral to see another physiotherapist, you are entitled to choose which physiotherapist you see - simply bring the referral in with you to your first session and we will let the referring doctor know that you have commenced treatment with us.
Physiotherapists can also issue sick leave certificates and write referrals for x-rays.
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