Who qualifies for DVA physiotherapy?
Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) physiotherapy helps provide treatment for eligible DVA members. If you are a current or former serving member of the Australia defence force, you may be eligible for pensions or benefits from the DVA. These benefits may also apply if you are the spouse, widow, or child of an eligible DVA member or veteran.
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Under the DVA benefits scheme, eligible clients can access physiotherapy treatment. With DVA Gold Card holders, DVA will pay for physiotherapy services to meet your clinical needs. For DVA White Card holders, DVA will pay for physiotherapy services if they are required due to an accepted war or service caused injury or disease.
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What are the benefits of DVA physio?
Physiotherapy is a highly beneficial treatment for anyone who is suffering from the physical afflictions associated with ageing and working. The services that we provide to our DVA clients include treatment to help with musculoskeletal pain, as well as a range of other physical ailments. We can provide treatment for people suffering from:
- Back and shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Pain and discomfort after surgery
- Chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
- And much more
We are also here to provide physiotherapy support and treatment for people who are going to undergo surgical treatment. Pre and post rehabilitation care is a critical part of your overall recovery, and with DVA physio you can ensure that you move through your surgical recovery smoothly.
The benefits of DVA physio extend beyond the physical; we have worked with patients who are living with mental health conditions and who have seen a benefit to their overall wellbeing through physiotherapy treatment.
Do I need a referral?
Yes, you will need a referral to come and see us. Eligible clients need a physiotherapy referral through their General Practitioner, medical specialist, treating doctor in hospital, hospital discharge planner, or another physiotherapist with a current referral.
Do I need to pay for DVA physiotherapy?
If you are an eligible DVA card holder, Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy directly bills DVA for services. You will not need to pay a gap payment for DVA physiotherapy.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
When you have your appointment, you will need to make sure you are prepared with a couple of things so that we can provide your treatment to you and bill DVA for the service. For your DVA physio appointment you will need to bring:
- A DVA Gold or White Card
- A current referral for physiotherapy
If you have any questions about our service or would like to find out more about what we offer in terms of treatment, care, and support please contact us today and speak to our friendly team.