Chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists

Chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and approved by us to provide treatment and facilitate a safe and durable recovery at work.

Chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists must be approved by us to deliver treatment services in the NSW workers compensation system. Our allied health practitioner approval page provides further information on obtaining SIRA approval.

A workers compensation guide for allied health practitioners provides essential information regarding the delivery of treatment services in the NSW workers compensation system. We also strongly recommend you view our 15 minute webinar on the Allied Health Practitioner Framework.

The guidelines for claiming workers compensation have additional information on how the claims process work, and what type of payments and expenses may be available.

Allied health recovery request (AHRR)

The AHRR has been introduced and replaces the previous management plans.

All SIRA approved practitioners must submit an allied health recovery request (AHRR) when seeking pre-approval for treatment services.

More information is on our allied health recovery request page.

Fees and invoicing

Services are paid in accordance with the Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Osteopathy Fees Order.

All invoices must be consistent with the Fees Order and the invoicing requirements.

An allied health practitioner is not entitled to recover any amount in respect of treatment that exceeds the maximum fees stated in the Fees Order.

Further requirements

Where required, you must participate in a review by an independent consultant as outlined in the guideline for approval of treating allied health practitioners.

All allied health practitioners should review these guidelines to ensure they are fully aware of their obligations as an approved practitioner.