In Australia, a referral is not required to be able to see a physiotherapist – although it is often helpful for you to bring as much information about your health history as well as any specific medical or surgical details that relate to your reason for seeing a physiotherapist.
There are a few exceptions to this. You will need to obtain a referral from your GP prior to attending physiotherapy in the circumstances of:
- Workers Compensation Claims
- CTP (Third Party) Road Accident Claims
- Medicare Claims (e.g. Chronic Disease Management referral)