DVA – Department of Veteran’s Affairs
What we can offer
Physiotherapy aims to reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and prevent further injury.
Who can receive it
You may be able to receive our physiotherapy services if you have an assessed clinical need and a:
- a Veteran Gold Card; or
- a Veteran White Card and your treatment is for an accepted service-related condition.
What you can receive
We can provide a range of treatments and equipment including:
- clinical rehabilitation exercises to improve movement and control;
- soft tissue massage to improve range of motion, joint flexibility and relieve pain.
From 1 October 2019, referrals to this service will be under the Allied Health Services treatment cycle. This means that a referral will last for up to 12 sessions or 1 year, whichever ends first. These treatment cycles place you at the centre of your care and the general practitioner (GP) as your care coordinator. There are no limits to the number of treatment cycles you can have.
How you access
You can get a referral for physiotherapy from a:
- general practitioner (GP);
- medical specialist;
- treating doctor in hospital;
- hospital discharge planner.
Once we have received your referral, we will:
- confirm you are eligible for services;
- assess your clinical needs;
- discuss a treatment plan with you.