IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE ALLIED HEALTH?

A common question we get is whether or not Remedial Massage is apart of Allied Health Care. In order to answer the question we first need to find out what Allied Health actually is. Although the term is not well defined, there are general guides.

Allied Health Professionals Australia defines Allied Health as medical professionals that are NOT part of medical, dental or nursing professions. They are university qualified practitioners that have an aim of diagnosing, preventing and treating a range of conditions and illnesses. These include but are not limited to Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Psychology.

Remedial Massage is offered through TAFEAustralian Institute of Fitness and various other companies. These courses range from 6 months to 2 years, however, are not university qualified.

Unfortunately, this means that Remedial Massage is NOT classified as being apart of Allied Health Care system.

Massage courses (not classed as a Diploma in Remedial Massage) are even shorter and also not classed as Allied Health.

CAN I STILL USE MY PRIVATE HEALTH CARD?

Even though Remedial Massage is not classified as being apart of Allied Health, you can still claim through your private health card, in 2018 most insurances reduced the amount you could claim, while some prevent you from claiming all together. However, you are unable to claim through Massage. Our Remedial Massage Therapists use HICAPS, so you can claim on the spot and pay the difference.

If you would like to find out if you able to claim, please contact your private health insurance.