No referral is necessary unless your treatment is covered by an insurance company (Worker’s Compensation, ICWA or NDIS).
The consultation will involve a thorough assessment, patient-oriented goal setting, suggested and self-directed (home program) discussion, and may include physiotherapy intervention, and communication with other health professionals, to provide you with the optimal treatment plan.
Whilst home visits are not typical, they may be arranged in certain circumstances, which will be discussed during the consultation.
Physiotherapy intervention is often a critical part of the interventions offered to manage chronic or persistent pain. Usually a spectrum of interventions in tandem provides the most effective pain management for these conditions.
As your physiotherapist, I will offer evidence based interventions, guide you and communicate with other relevant health professionals to ensure you have the optimal outcome.
Definitely, as communication with your referring health professionals is an important aspect in assisting you and providing effective long-term treatment.