Do I need to see a doctor before a physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor?

Not necessarily but it usually recommended that you see a doctor first to ensure you are getting the best course of treatment for your condition. If you book straight in with one of our other clinicians they will provide the best possible treatment and refer back to our medical team if necessary. Certain insurance companies allow up to 5 physiotherapy sessions and a few allow a limited number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAMs) sessions (e.g. osteopathy and chiropractic) without a doctor seeing you first. However, should you not improve then your insurance company will insist on a doctor’s referral for ongoing treatment. Please make sure you check your insurance policy before you see the practitioner to avoid issues should your policy not cover certain treatments.

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