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    Can I consult a physiotherapist directly without my Doctor’s referral?

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    Jane Watson


    Jane Watson is a leading physiotherapist based in the Upper North Shore servicing locations like Wahroonga, Pymble, Turramurra, Gordon, Thornleigh and surrounding suburbs. Jane's approach … View Profile


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    Caroline Cooper


    Role:Practice Principal/OwnerAbout:Studied in Sydney and Graduated with a Bachelor Applied Science in Physiotherapy, in 1988. I have since completed a Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy, gained … View Profile

    Absolutely. Physiotherapists are what is known as first contact practitioners, and they are able to assess and diagnose a problem. And we treat without a doctor's referral. If you want us to we will liase with the GP after we have seen you, if they need to see the person

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    Sandra McFaul


    Do you suffer from chronic lower back pain or neck pain? Based in SYDNEY, Sandra is 1 of ONLY 15 Physiotherapists in Australia with ADVANCED … View Profile

    YES - you can see a physio without a referral from your GP. 

    Payment is made privately.  If you have private health insurance, most clinics have a machine where they swipe you private health insurance card and you just pay the GAP. 

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