What is Physio
Physiotherapy is a type of therapy and rehabilitation that aims to improve a person’s movement and function. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain management, rehabilitation, and mobility. Physiotherapy is covered under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia and can be included as a core or capacity-building support in an NDIS plan.
NDIS physiotherapy can be used to support people with a range of disabilities and chronic conditions, such as:
- Physical disabilities
- Intellectual and psychosocial disabilities
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Acquired brain injuries (ABIs)
- Neurological injuries
- Genetic and chromosomal disorders
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Spinal cord injuries
NDIS Therapeutic supports
Therapeutic supports are a range of services and products that help NDIS participants improve their independence and daily activities. These supports can include:
- Communication and language skills
- Personal care, grooming, and hygiene
- Mobility, movement, and pain relief
- Participation in the community
- Relationships and interpersonal interactions
Is physio covered by the NDIS?
The answer to whether physio is covered by the NDIS depends upon the nature of the individual’s disability. In general, physiotherapy services are eligible for support through the NDIS for those who need assistance with everyday activities such as personal care, mobility, and communication. Physiotherapy aids may be provided to help people with a disability maintain their independence, manage their daily routines, and increase their level of physical functioning. Some examples of services that may be funded include assistive technology and physiotherapy aids to help with balance, coordination, movement, and posture; mobility aids; rehabilitation and home modifications; respite or attendant care services; and therapeutic supports such as hydrotherapy or exercise programs. In some cases, an individual’s plan can provide additional funding for transportation costs if necessary to access these services. It is important for individuals to discuss their particular needs with their NDIS planner or local coordinator to determine what kind of support would best meet their requirements.
There are many physiotherapists in Australia that are registered providers with the NDIS. If your NDIS plan is agency- or NDIS-managed, you must receive physiotherapy services from a registered provider. If your plan is self-managed, you can choose any qualified physiotherapist to provide your services. You can check if a physiotherapist is registered with the NDIS on their website or by contacting them directly.
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