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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.  

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: