You are here

medical management rehabilitation

5.3 Payment for Medical Treatment Costs

When to use DVA Health Cards

Even where a person is on a medical management rehabilitation plan to assist them to manage their accepted conditions, the cost of any treatment for their conditions must be met via the DVA Health Card system, not through the rehabilitation plan. Treatment includes, but is not limited to, massage therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathic and naturopathic services.  

5.4 Other Types of Medical Treatment Support

This section contains information about the types of support programs that may provide an adjunct to medical treatment. These programs have a focus on assisting a client to live as independently as possible in the community. They include short term, one off gymnasium-pool memberships for therapeutic exercise programs, the provision of home exercise equipment, independent living programs such as Veterans' Home Care and Household and Attendant Care Services, and the Community Nursing Program.

1.1 What is rehabilitation?

DVA's rehabilitation approach

DVA's approach to rehabilitation is much broader than just treatment to promote physical recovery from an injury or illness related to service in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

DVA uses a whole of person approach to rehabilitation which can be best explained by the following definition of rehabilitation used by the Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine: