Do I need a referral to see a Physiotherapist?
No, you can make an appointment directly at your physiotherapist. Physiotherapists are considered first line practitioners and can make independent diagnoses and treat conditions within their scope of practise. If a patient's condition falls outside their scope of practise they will refer the patient on to the appropriate discipline. You do not need a referral to visit a physiotherapist.
Does the Medical Schemes cover Physiotherapy treatment?
Some medical schemes require that patients acquire pre-authorisation for physiotherapy, please take note of you own medical scheme's limits and exclusion criteria. We claim electronically and use contracted in rates for most medical schemes.
What do I wear to my physiotherapy appointment?
Comfortable clothing that makes it easy to move and exercise. The physiotherapist may also request that you expose the affected area of your body in order to perform a proper evaluation.
What should expect when attending physiotherapy?
Arriving 15 minutes early for your first appointment allows enough time for you to complete the necessary documentation to open up a file. Please allow up to an hour for your first appointment and appointments after this will usually be up to half an hour long.