i Physio Perth
Shop 3, Number 7
Scarborough Beach Road
North Perth WA 6006
Tel: 9444 8729
2 other locations
Many people first see the inside of a physiotherapy clinic as a result of a doctor’s referral. If you have been hospitalised as a result of an accident, injury or some other condition where physiotherapy is indicated, you may receive treatment while still in the hospital and continue treatment at the clinic or at home.
However, you may also seek out physiotherapy help on your own if you
Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a doctor’s referral, although your doctor will often work with a physiotherapist to ensure the best possible outcome for your condition. A physiotherapist can issue a sick leave certificate.
However, if you are planning on claiming your injury through an insurance company then it is advisable to see your GP to get a referral to see the physiotherapist – this makes claim management easier and reduces claim dispute issues from insurers. 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 totally entitled to choose your another – 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.
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