Referrals not necessary
Physical therapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a doctor’s referral before attending physical therapy.
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 physical therapist; 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 physical therapist, you are entitled to choose which physical therapist 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.
Physical therapists can also issue sick leave certificates and write referrals for x-rays.
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