DVA Physiotherapy

Our highly experienced physio team is qualified in assessing and treating DVA patients covered under the Department of Vetran’s Affairs Scheme. We accept both card holders: white and gold.

DVA Physiotherapy services aim to reduce pain and stiffness, increase mobility and reduce risk of re-injury. We work with you to reach your goals no matter what your current fitness level is. Each program is individually design to meet your unique requirements.

Who is eligible for DVA Physiotherapy?

You may be able to receive physiotherapy services under DVA Scheme if you have an assessed clinical need and a:

Gold Card

DVA Physiotherapy
  • Provides you with clinically required treatment for all medical conditions.
  • You can also access a range of services and support.
  • The Gold Card is also known as a Veteran Gold Card or a Repatriation Health Card for all conditions.
  • For more information please visit: Department of Veteran’s Affairs – Gold Card

White Card

DVA Physiotherapy
  • Provides you with medical treatment for accepted service-related injuries or conditions and all mental health conditions.
  • If you are eligible the White Card can also provide you with medical treatment for:
    • cancer (malignant neoplasm) covered under non-liability health care,
    • pulmonary tuberculosis covered under non-liability health care.
  • For more information please visit: Department of Veteran’s Affairs – White Card

Do I need a referral?

Yes, all DVA card holders require a valid referral which can be issued by:

  • General Practitioner
  • Local Medical Officer (LMO)
  • Medical specialist
  • Treating doctor in hospital
  • Hospital discharge planner
  • Physiotherapist with a current referral

A referral remains valid for up to 12 sessions or a year (whichever ends first). DVA patients can have as many treatment cycles as their GP considers to be clinically necessary. The treatment cycle does not apply to veterans with a Totally and Permanently Incapacitated (TPI) Gold Card.

For more information please visit: DVA Treatment Cycle

Please ensure that you have a valid referral before booking your appointment.

DVA Physiotherapy
DVA Physiotherapy

What DVA Physiotherapy treatment do I receive?

DVA Physiotherapy services might include:

  • Pain Management education
  • Balance Exercises
  • Mobility Aids Prescription
  • Prescription of Supporting Braces
  • Rehabilitation before or after Orthopaedic Surgeries
  • Falls Risk Assessment and Falls Prevention Program
  • Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Soft tissue release to improve range of motion or relieve pain
  • Exercise prescription to improve strength, movement and control

Do I need to pay for DVA Physiotherapy services?

No. We will bill DVA directly on your behalf and there is no out of pocket costs for you.


How to book an appointment?

If you DVA physiotherapy may benefit you, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our team at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess and diagnose the condition. They will then tailor your treatment plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.

You can visit our FAQs for more information about appointments at Vitalis Physiotherapy.

We will require from you:

  • DVA referral
  • Your DVA Card

Need Help?

We know how difficult it can be scheduling a DVA physiotherapy appointment so we’ve made it easier and more convenient to get the physiotherapy care you need.

Call our friendly team on 0410 559 856. We’d love to help.

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