It’s not absolutely necessary as our physios are experienced. They are also trained to diagnose and treat. However, we have found that if the injury or medical condition is fairly serious, patients benefit from the combined efforts and care of doctor (GP or Specialist) and physiotherapist as we do not prescribe medication. During the assessment and treatment, if we feel that your condition would benefit from the care of a doctor as well, we would refer you to a specialist. If you are making an insurance claim for your treatment, you will need a doctor’s referral before starting physio.