Can Your Physiotherapist Refer for X-Rays and Scans?
Yes. Physiotherapists can refer you for many types of medical investigations including X-Rays, Ultrasound Scans and MRI scans.
The full Medicare rebate applies to most X-rays ordered by physiotherapists. Not all Radiology clinics bulk bill, so out of pocket expenses may be payable.
Medicare does limit certain investigations based upon the item number and whether your referrer is a GP, Medical Specialist or Physiotherapist.
Your physiotherapist is happy to discuss with you the pros and cons of specific tests.