Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a GP referral to see a physiotherapist?

In most circumstances no doctor referral is required to see a physiotherapist. There are some exceptions to this rule which include:

  • Return to work claims
  • Car accident insurance claims
  • Medicare claims (Enhanced Primary Care Plans)
  • DVA claims

What do physiotherapists treat?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapists treat any injury in the human musculoskeletal system. This in general terms means any part of the body. Sports physiotherapists treat injuries related to sport which are most commonly associated with overuse or trauma.

What do I bring to my appointment?

Please bring with you:

  • Any investigations including X-rays, Ct scans or ultrasounds that you may have already done in the past. 
  • Doctors referral (if you have one)
  • A copy of any exercise prescription given to you in the past
  • Medication list (if extensive)
  • Be appropriately dressed for treatment and examination to the relevant body area. Please be prepared for the area to be exposed.

Does it matter what health fund I am with?

PUSH physiotherapy accepts all health funds, but the amount paid by the fund is dependant on both the fund and the level of cover. We are not particularly associated with any fund and therefore encourage those that are concerned, to contact their fund directly for further detail.