Navigating Exercise Physiology and the NDIS

Posted on: May 30th, 2022 by Belinda Brown | Categories: NDIS

Navigating Exercise Physiology Ndis

Living with a disability can be a challenge. Under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) you may have access to many allied health services for improving your health and wellbeing. Exercise Physiologists can be a fundamental service in enhancing your quality of life. So what is an exercise physiologist, how can they help achieve your health goals, how do they integrate with Physiotherapists, and how do you get started with exercise physiology as part of your NDIS plan


What is an Exercise Physiologist (AEP)?

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs) are allied health professionals who are university qualified to design and deliver safe and effective exercise interventions to any person.  AEPs have expert knowledge of not only the human body, but the role exercise plays in health, fitness, and management of acute, sub-acute and chronic health conditions, and disabilities. 


Achieve your health goals with exercise?

Our exercise programs are individualised and tailored to address critical needs. This may be for improving daily living, independence, mental and physical well-being, improving function through strength training, motor control, and more. The array of services that AEPs can provide is endless.  The great thing about exercise is that it can be performed ANYWHERE!! Whether it may be at home, at your local gym, in the community, in the pool, or via tele-health. 


How do exercise physiologists integrate with Physiotherapists as part of NDIS?

Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists can integrate as part of an NDIS plan.  Together, we work towards improving physical and daily living attributes.  A physiotherapist’s treatment may involve manual therapy, massage, mobilization, dry needling, and exercise to address and treat an individual’s needs. AEPs use exercise intervention to maintain good health and well-being, muscle strength, and improve independence. Whatever the treatment is, it’s tailored to the individual’s needs. Therefore, the aim is to maintain and restore movement and function affected by acute injury, chronic illness or disability.


How do you get started?

At The Physio Movement, we provide both physiotherapy and exercise physiology. Our team are NDIS compliant with an easy and efficient referral process. Fill out our NDIS referral form on our website and our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

At TPM, we aim for greater independence and improved wellbeing!

Nathan ~ Exercise Physiologist 

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