Is Physio Covered By NDIS?

Posted on: Nov 21st, 2022 by adminva | Categories: NDIS

Physiotherapy can be a beneficial form of therapy for many reasons such as improving pain, increasing mobility, and preventing injuries. When seeking health care though, the bills can mount up. Thankfully, there are funding routes you may be able to take to enable you to gain the help you require. The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is one such option. 

When you are a participant of the NDIS, there is the opportunity to have financial support for physio as it is one of the covered allied health therapies. Eligibility is based on a few criteria, which we can help you to understand.  

At The Physio Movement, we are proud to be a NDIS Townsville provider. Our experienced and friendly physiotherapists will help you get the most out of your NDIS plan when you book an appointment at our multidisciplinary clinic.

is Physio Covered by Ndis


What Is the NDIS? 

The goal of the National Disability Insurance Scheme is to provide eligible people with assistance to reduce financial stress and increase access to opportunities that may otherwise be out of reach. The NDIS also helps to connect people with disabilities to community services and clubs and provides guidance on opportunities that are available. Ultimately, the NDIS is there to help eligible people with disabilities have more independence, improved health care, and a better quality of life.


Am I Eligible For NDIS Support For Physio?


The NDIS covers physiotherapy for eligible people with disabilities. The criteria are based on your needs and goals that directly link to your disability. Assessment requires suitable supporting documentation through an application process. If you are approved to have physio as part of your plan, it will be part of either the core support or capacity building support categories.  

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) needs to assess an evidence-based report from a physiotherapist that is relevant to your requirements and explains how physiotherapy will assist you to achieve your target outcomes in twelve months. This includes details about how your diagnosis impacts you, any previous strategies that have been put in place, how and why physio can help you, and how many hours will be required.


How Can NDIS Physio Help You?


To gain the benefits of the NDIS support, you must receive physio care from a registered provider. At The Physio Movement, we offer large private treatment rooms and purpose-built rehabilitation gym where we can work one-on-one with you as an NDIS registered provider to help you achieve your goals. We also facilitate home visits when necessary.

Physio can be a beneficial form of therapy and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions such as: 

  •     Brain and spinal injuries.
  •     Parkinson’s disease.
  •     Cerebral palsy.
  •     Muscular dystrophy.
  •     Autism.


NDIS-supported physiotherapy can help with: 

  •     Pain and mobility issues caused by your disability.
  •     Muscle tone and strength.
  •     Mobility and adaptation equipment and aids.
  •     Participation in activities and sports. 
  •     Exercise and stretching prescription.
  •     Breathing and posture.


Physiotherapy care is tailored to your needs and goals. It can involve a variety of methods and techniques such as: 

  •     Joint mobilisation and manipulation.
  •     Myofascial release techniques.
  •     Massage.
  •     Muscle energy techniques.
  •     Dry needling.
  •     Exercise and stretching prescription.
  •     Trunk strengthening programs.
  •     Electrophysical treatments, such as ultrasound.
  •     Orthotic prescription
  •     Taping and braces.
  •     Exercise therapy
  •     Clinical Pilates


Access Physio with NDIS Support

Both physiotherapy and the National Disability Insurance Scheme can help to give you more control and independence in your life. Our experienced and highly qualified physios provide a holistic approach to help you with your needs to improve your health and overall wellbeing. When suitable and advantageous, our physios will work with other members of our multidisciplinary team to expand the ways we can assist you.

Our team can guide you if you are unsure if or how our NDIS therapists can support you. To book an NDIS appointment at The Physio Movement clinic in Townsville, simply speak with our friendly administrative team by calling 1300 876 348, or contact our NDIS coordinator, Rachel Fabbro. We will organise an initial appointment in which an action plan will be developed to enable best care practices and treatment. 


Physiotherapy Townsville - The Physio Movement


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Townsville City Qld 4810
     1300 TPM FIT or 4740 4516
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