If you have a chronic injury or illness and have seen a GP or other allied health professional and you are concerned that you have been misdiagnosed or the treatment you have been provided is not effective, we strongly urge you to see one of Sports and Exercise Physicians or Sports Doctors to provide a specialist assessment of your injuries. Our doctors can help you better understand the physiology of your injuries and can help determine the best course of treatment based on years of experience.
If you have recently suffered a traumatic injury to any part of the body, A Sports Physician should be the first health professional you see.
Call our reception staff to book an appointment with a specialist or Sports Doctor.
Our Sports Doctors are General Practitioners that have done extra study on Musculoskeletal issues. Like our Sports Physicians you should book an appointment with a Sports Doctor if you have recently suffered a traumatic injury to any part of the body. Our Sports Doctors can assess all musculoskeletal issues and can provide rehabilitation advice and medication to allow you to get back on your feet sooner. They will refer you to a surgeon or physio for ongoing support if required.
We have a number of Physiotherapists including Sports and Exercise Physios and Musculoskeletal Physio. All our Physios can provide an initial assessment of your injuries and will develop a tailored exercise program to ensure your recovery is as quick as possible. They will also provide advice to help prevent further injuries in the future. Our physios may refer you to one our Sports Physicians if they feel that conservative treatment is not sufficient and corrective surgery is required.
Territory Sportsmedicine regularly has Orthopaedic surgeons that visit our clinical rooms. To book an appointment with one of these surgeon, please call (08) 8941 2588. Please ensure you have obtained a referral from your GP or one our Physicians booking an appointment. To see the schedule of Orthopaedic visit dates click here
Our remedial massage therapist can assist in your recovery. Our Massage therapist work closely with or sports medicine team to understand your injury and will develop a massage course to aid in recovery and rehabilitation
If you have a referral from a GP or other medical professional, please ensure that you bring this with you on the day of the appointment – or ask your doctor to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Scans & Tests
If you are seeing a Doctor or Physio, please bring as much info on your condition that you can. This may include scans of the affected area such as MRIs or X-Rays. If you have had any recent blood tests conducted, please also ensure that you either bring a copy or ask our reception staff to have them sent over from your doctor.
If you have a foot, ankle, knee or other related pain, please bring your training and/or everyday footwear. This will help the clinician understand if any of your pain or recovery is being impacted by the shoes you are wearing.
A full physical assessment may require the removal of some items of clothing. To avoid embarrassment please ensure that you wear appropriate clothes and underwear.
It is recommended that you get a referral from your GP to see our specilaist physcians to access the full Medicare rebate. You may however see a specilaist without a referral if this is impractical. Call (08) 8941 6677 to discuss prices and Medicare rebates further.
No – You do not require a referral to see our Sports Doctors
No – You can see any of our Physios privately as needed
You will need a GP referral and paperwork for a Chronic Disease Management Plan funded through Medicare. See FAQ for more detail on CDMs.
You will need a GP referral for Defence and Veterans Affairs claim (Gold and White card), and for Workcover and MAC claims.
You will need a referral from a GP or one of our Doctors to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon.
No – Specialist services are not included in any private health fund rebate scheme
Yes – Most health insurance schemes offer Physiotherapy rebates. The amount of rebate depends on both the provider you are with and the type of cover you pay for. Contact your insurance provider to determine exactly how much rebate you are entitled to.
Yes- Most insurance companies provide a yearly claimable amount for remedial massage. As above, contact your provider to find out how much you are entitled to.
Yes – But you must have a referral from your GP to access the full Medicare rebate for consultations with our specialists
Yes – You do NOT need a referral for full Medicare rebate for a consult with our Sports Doctor.
No – Generally speaking there is no Medicare rebate for seeing a Physiotherapist. However, If your GP recommend a Chronic Disease Management Plan (previously known as Enhanced Primary Care Plans) you can get up to 5 Medicare subsidised visit to your Physiotherapist. Discuss with your GP if you have a long-term condition that will require ongoing Physiotherapy.
The Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) — GP services on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic or terminal medical conditions, including patients with these conditions who require multidisciplinary, team-based care from a GP and at least two other health or care providers.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and stroke. There is no list of eligible conditions; however, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach, including those requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team. Your GP will determine if a plan is suitable for your needs