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nib First Choice Physiotherapy

With nib Extras, members get 100% back on their initial consultation^ and agreed rates* when they see a First Choice network physio provider.

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Not a member? View our Extras cover.

Get great value physio with our First Choice network

We're making quality care more affordable and accessible for everyone with our First Choice network of physiotherapy providers.

The First Choice network is our community of specially selected health providers, who have promised they will deliver quality care and value for money by offering agreed rates* for nib members.

Why choose nib Extras for physiotherapy?

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No Gap initial consultation^

Visit an nib First Choice physio provider and get 100% back on your initial consultation^.

Extras Offer

Extras could help you save

Extras cover helps with some of the cost for services that aren’t covered by Medicare. Don't have Extras cover? View our options.

Your choice of healthcare provider

Use our Find a Provider tool to find a First Choice network physio near you.

Value for members

Get between 55% to 75% back at follow-up appointments, depending on your level of Extras cover.

Instant claiming made easy

Claim on the spot after your physio appointment using your digital nib card.

Extras could help you save

Extras cover helps with some of the cost for services that aren’t covered by Medicare. Don't have Extras cover? View our options.

Your choice of healthcare provider

Use our Find a Provider tool to find a First Choice network physio near you.

Value for members

Get between 55% to 75% back at follow-up appointments, depending on your level of Extras cover.

Instant claiming made easy

Claim on the spot after your physio appointment using your digital nib card.

What's the process?

1. Search for a First Choice network physio

Use our Find a Provider tool to search for a trusted First Choice network physiotherapist near you.

Before you book

Log in to your member account and check your Extras cover limits before booking your No Gap initial consultation^.

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2. Attend your physio appointment

If it’s your first consultation for a condition, such as shoulder pain or a sports injury, you’ll benefit from a No Gap initial consultation^.

If it’s for an existing condition you’ve already seen your First Choice network physio for, you’ll still benefit from our agreed rates* and get between 55% to 75% back, depending on your level of Extras cover.

Did you know?

You don't need a GP referral before visiting a physio. Learn more about what to expect at your first appointment.

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3. Make a claim on the spot

After your appointment, simply tap your nib card or digital card. The amount we pay will be deducted from the total cost and you'll just have to pay the gap (if there is one).

Check my limits

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4. Need a follow-up visit?

We want you to get back to your healthiest self. If you continue seeing your First Choice network physiotherapist for the same condition, you’ll get agreed rates* for follow-up appointments.

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Frequently asked questions

Search our First Choice network physio providers to get the most out of your nib Extras cover.

Find a Provider

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Choose your Extras

Reaching your annual limits or not covered for physio? Explore our range of Extras cover today.

Core Extras

Essential cover for the most common healthcare services. Get 60% back on each visit, up to the annual limits.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy

Core Extras Boost

The same Core cover, with higher annual limits for each service.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy

Core and Wellbeing Extras

Cover for additional healthcare services. Get 60% back on each visit, up to the annual limits.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic / Osteopathy
  • Psychology

Top Extras

Cover for an extensive range of healthcare services with higher annual limits. Get 75% back on each visit, up to the annual limits.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic / Osteopathy
  • Psychology
  • Natural Therapies
  • Orthodontia

Core Extras

Essential cover for the most common healthcare services. Get 60% back on each visit, up to the annual limits.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy

Core Extras Boost

The same Core cover, with higher annual limits for each service.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy

Core and Wellbeing Extras

Cover for additional healthcare services. Get 60% back on each visit, up to the annual limits.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic / Osteopathy
  • Psychology

Top Extras

Cover for an extensive range of healthcare services with higher annual limits. Get 75% back on each visit, up to the annual limits.

  • Optical
  • General dental
  • Major dental
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic / Osteopathy
  • Psychology
  • Natural Therapies
  • Orthodontia

Disclaimers

*Fixed rates are entered into by physiotherapists participating in nib’s First Choice network.

^100% refers to 100% of the First Choice agreed rate. This No Gap offer is only available for an in-person initial consultation (item 500) which refers to the first session provided by the practitioner in respect of an injury, or the first session in a new episode of care for the same injury. This excludes follow-up consultations, long consultations, telehealth consultations and group classes. Payment by nib of physio benefits is subject to waiting periods, annual limits and service limits. nib Fund Rules and Policy booklet terms apply. Check your cover by visiting your member account or call 13 16 42. The services provided will be deducted from your annual limits and/or service limits. It cannot be substituted or redeemed for cash.