Department of Veterans' Affairs

Fully Funded Exercise Physiology & Rehab For DVA Gold and White Cards

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Fully Funded PROGRAMS

Entitled DVA Gold and White Cards Are Fully Funded Upon a GP Referral


Chronic Health Management

Manage Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Diabetes and More


Injury Recovery & Rehab

Build Strength, Decrease Pain, Increase Function and More

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How To Get Started?

1. Request a D904 Referral Form for DVA exercise services at Assure Rehab from your GP.

2. Book an appointment by clicking “Book Now” or by calling and speaking to one of our friendly team members.

3. Start your journey with our Accredited Exercise Physiologists

Our Exercise Programs are tailored to your specific needs and abilities.

Our experienced EPs can help approved conditions assisting with:

DVA Exercise Physiology

DVA clients can be referred for clinically necessary Exercise Physiologist treatment by a General Practitioner (GP) on a valid D904 referral form.

Gold card holders are eligible for clinically necessary treatments covered by DVA’s healthcare arrangements for all health conditions.

White card holders are eligible for clinically necessary treatment for approved conditions only.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, there is no out-of-pocket fee for Gold card holders or for White card holders with approved conditions. Sessions are fully funded by DVA upon receipt of a valid GP referral.

Each session runs for 30 minutes. DVA Card holders are allowed up to 3 sessions per week.

Every session is different, but we will always start with a mental health check-in. We believe mental health is a strong component to your overall wellness – this is why we focus both on your mental and physical health prior to starting your program for the session. We take into account all aspects of your health to ensure we prescribe the safest and most effective programs possible. 

If required, we may do measurements such as blood pressure or pain levels. These will be completed both pre- and post-exercise.  All sessions will commence with a warm-up, whether it is cardiovascular exercise, dynamic exercises, or mobility work to increase muscle activation and blood flow. Warming up will reduce your risk of injury.

A structured program will be prescribed, consisting of various exercises aimed at achieving your goals. Each session will be different as we try to prescribe a variety of exercises that are fun and challenging. Your session will finish with stretching to reduce muscle soreness post-session.

Anytime! You can see an EP even if you are healthy and want personal training sessions.

We see an extensive range of people including people who are going through cancer treatment, recovering from injuries, pre -and post-surgery clients, and people who want to improve their level of independence at home.

Depending on your reason for attending, you can see results as early as the first session. However, we typically see results in 2 to 6 weeks.

We recommend seeing your EP a minimum of once per week. However, 2 or 3 sessions per week is ideal to get maximum results from your treatment. 

EPs are trained extensively in the management of injuries and chronic diseases. They have a four-year university degree, specialising in human anatomy and biomechanics.

Even though we specialise in medium- to high-risk clientele, we are qualified to assist everyone with their exercise journeys. As an EP, we can tailor programs to suit the individual patient’s needs, not just generic programs.

For your exercise session:

  • Wear closed-in athletic shoes and socks
  • Bring a water bottle and sports towel if you desire
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely as you may be asked to perform a range of movements
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination and photo ID (This is a WA mandated requirement)
  • Any information provided by your doctor in regards to any specific conditions you have