You do not need a doctor’s referral to see an Occupational Therapist as a private patient.
If you are eligible for a Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Plan through Medicare, formerly known as an Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plan, you will require a written referral from your GP. A CDM provides 5 rebated visits per calendar year to see an Occupational Therapist or other allied health professional. The rebate per session is $52.95, for a minimum 20 minute consultation. Please discuss your eligibility with your GP.
Yes, Annette is registered with private health funds as an Occupational Therapist. Your rebate will vary depending on the fund and your level of cover. Please contact your health fund for information regarding Occupational Therapy rebates under their scheme.
Please bring your GP referral (if attending with a Medicare CDM) and wear loose, comfortable clothing. Hospital gowns are provided for your comfort if you need treatment over a larger area of your body.
Is SCENAR the same as TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)?
No. TENS units deliver an electric current without the variability and pattern of the SCENAR electrical impulse. TENS units also have no biofeedback. Unlike TENS, SCENAR measures your body’s response to the impulse and constantly adjusts it’s response to deliver the correct type and amount of energy to your body.
An acute condition may resolve in as few as 3 sessions. Chronic, long-term health conditions will require a longer series of treatment to encourage your body to change.
Annette will closely monitor your response to SCENAR therapy and only continue to recommend treatment if it is helping your body change. The approach is to have a defined block of therapy to bring about change, rather than a never-ending amount of treatment.
Annette will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.