Whiplash Assessment Clinic
A service of the Cervical Spine and Whiplash Research Unit
The Whiplash Assessment Clinic within Physiotherapy provides a physical diagnostic service and treatment recommendations to persons with symptoms following a whiplash injury and their treating physiotherapist and medical officer.
Unit and Clinic Director: Professor Gwendolen Jull
Clinic Manager: Dr. Julia Treleaven
The Whiplash Assessment Clinic provides an assessment service to individuals with persistent symptoms following a whiplash injury. The purpose of the assessment is to determine the precise nature of the physical impairments in the joints, muscle and nervous systems present in the neck region.
Referral to the Clinic
The clinic receives referrals from physiotherapists, medical practitioners and third party insurers. A letter outlining the client’s condition and treatment to date, accompany the referral is requested from referring medical officers and physiotherapists.
In relation to third party insurance claims, approval for the assessment must be gained from the Insurer prior to the assessment for the Insurer to fund the assessment.
The clinic operates between 8.30am and 2.30pm, Mondays and Wednesdays. Appointments may be made by telephoning the clinic on: Tel (07) 3365 4568. If no answer, please leave a message and return phone numbers.
Three (3) hours should be allowed for the assessments.
The fee for assessment and report is $893.00. The Insurer will be billed directly by the unit in cases where prior approval has been obtained. Clients not covered by insurance will be required to pay the fee by cash or cheque at the time of assessment.
The referring physiotherapist or medical practitioner must have obtained an approval to pay from the relevant insurance company. In the event that an approval to pay has not been received or the client is not involved in a third party claim, the cost of the assessment must be worn by the client.