Frequently asked questions.

A physiotherapist and an exercise physiologist are both healthcare professionals, but they have different areas of focus and expertise.

A physiotherapist, also known as a physical therapist, is a medical professional who helps patients recover from injuries, illnesses, and surgeries by using physical techniques such as exercise, massage, and manipulative therapy. They also help people to manage chronic conditions that affect their movement and mobility, such as arthritis and stroke. They are also able to diagnose problems related to movement and use treatment to improve mobility, relieve pain and prevent further injury

An exercise physiologist, on the other hand, is a healthcare professional who specialises in the scientific study of human movement and physical activity. They use this knowledge to help prevent and treat chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. They often work with clients to create personalised exercise plans and provide education on the benefits of physical activity. They also work on clients rehabilitating from injuries and help them to return to their activity with a proper exercise plan.

In summary, a physiotherapist focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of musculoskeletal conditions and physical impairments, while an exercise physiologist focuses on the role of physical activity in preventing and treating chronic diseases.

If your GP believes it is clinically necessary, they can provide you with up to 5 sessions each calendar year. The referral is valid for 12 months.

No. That is dictated by Medicare, also, your insurance company won’t pay if they can get someone else to.

You will need to speak with your insurer as each insurer and policy provide different levels of cover.

 Yes. The referral is for the particular service, not the practice. That stated, you cannot use a physiotherapy referral that is funded by Medicare or DVA to access exercise physiology services and vice versa.

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