The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Exercise

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides support to Australians with a disability. The aim of the scheme is to support those with a disability to develop their functional capacity and skills to enable them to participate in activities of daily living, or work. 

The NDIS supports an array of health services which allows participates of the program to gain access to professionals, including exercise physiology services and physiotherapy.

An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a health professional with expert knowledge and experience in the benefit of exercise on the human body. AEP’s have a wide scope of practice; working with elite athletes, return to work programs, chronic disease management and disabilities.

If you are to see an AEP through NDIS, you will go through an initial consultation. During this process, a goal of the program will be established, meaning that the exercise sessions will be designed to reach a specific outcome. This goal can be anything from managing an activity of daily living, to building strength and confidence to hike Mount Cootha. Most importantly though, the goal will be chosen to provide enjoyment and fulfillment to the participants life through exercise interventions.

Physiodynamics has highly experienced exercise physiologists and physiotherapists in the team. If you would like any further information regarding access to exercise physiology or physiotherapy services through the NDIS, or would like to begin your exercise journey please contact us.