First established in 2013, the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) has no doubt helped thousands of Australians living with disabilities.
These also include physical disabilities resulting from physical conditions, debilitating injuries, and genetic disorders.
Individuals with physical disabilities now have the resources to access a greater range of disability support for their conditions.
How NDIS support works
Under the NDIS, patients will have greater choice over what supports are part of their disability treatment plan.
Under the old system, funding for disability support was provided to organisations, rather than individuals. As such, Australians living with disability would be tied to specific disability support organisations.
Under the NDIS however, funding is provided directly to the individual or someone they’ve entrusted with their funding.
That gives the patients themselves the final call over what sort of disability supports and services they receive.
When it comes to the NDIS, there are two main approaches towards funding:
- Self-managed – the patient directly manages their funding, and decides what supports or professionals they use
- Plan-managed – patients use a standardised plan, created by an insurance provider
There are plenty of reasons to opt for either. For example, you may choose to self-manage in order to gain greater control over your treatment. Alternatively, you may choose a plan so you can keep your focus on your treatment, and not on paperwork.
Either way, our physios in Elwood can help!
We provide a range of different treatments, allowing us to provide for a range of physical disabilities, as well as other disabilities that present with physical symptoms.
How NDIS physiotherapy can help those with physical disabilities
Physiotherapy as a profession is focused on:
- Minimising pain
- Allowing you to continue to live pain-free
- Helping you reach your physical potential
As a result, our physio in Elwood deals with all sorts of physical conditions. Injuries, overuse, and now, physical disabilities.
While physiotherapy may not fix the issue, it can certainly make it less painful, and can help NDIS patients better cope with their physical impairments.
The NDIS covers a range of physical disabilities and injuries, many of which can be addressed with physical treatment from our NDIS physiotherapists.
Some of the NDIS conditions our physiotherapist in Elwood can help out with include:
- Genetic conditions and birth defects
- Severe cases of cerebral palsy (Level 3, 4 or 5)
- Spinal cord or brain injury
- Major debilitating injuries
- Physical impairments brought on by neurodegenerative disorders
- Muscular dystrophy
As with any other patient, the Physio AUS team creates a unique, tailored treatment plan that addresses the physical manifestation of your disability, and helps minimise the pain associated with it.
In addition to pain minimisation, our strategies also help improve physical function and balance, giving NDIS patients greater autonomy and independence.
Did you know: we’re NDIS registered providers
And as NDIS registered providers, you can trust us to provide you with the best care possible.
In order to register as NDIS providers, we have to undergo third-party verification by the NDIS Commission, proving our adherence to NDIS quality and safeguards.
On top of an audit of our procedures and qualifications, an NDIS verification also covers:
- Past convictions
- Sanctions for past infractions
- Previous cases of insolvency
- Past fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty
This doesn’t just apply to the organisation as a whole, either – these conditions also cover key personnel.
When you choose an NDIS registered provider, you can be confident that you’re being looked after. While there’s nothing stopping you from choosing a non-NDIS provider (that’s the point of the whole scheme, after all), we suggest sticking to providers with the NDIS stamp of approval.
Custom treatment plans tailored for your disability
We strongly believe that no two cases are the same. That doesn’t just apply to workplace or sports injuries – it also applies to physical disabilities as well.
During our initial consult, we’ll look beyond your file, conducting a one-on-one appointment that looks into the nature of your disability, as well as how it affects your day-to-day life.
We’ll also take a deep dive into which parts of your body are affected and the type of pain or impairment it’s causing.
Armed with this knowledge, we’ll create an individualised treatment plan that targets the specific pain or impairment you experience, and which focuses on helping you overcome it.
Some of the things our physiotherapists in Elwood may focus on include:
- Improving balance and coordination
- Building strength in affected muscles
- Helping optimise how you use your body
- Reduce felt pain
- Mobility assessments and aids
All of this can help reduce pain, and help you live a freer life in spite of your disability.
Our physios in Elwood can provide NDIS treatment
We don’t just help athletes and tradies here at PhysioAUS – our client base covers all sorts of needs.
And that includes those with physical disabilities.
Get back to living your life with NDIS physiotherapy.
Our team combines the latest in physiotherapy practice with a unique approach that focuses on getting to the heart of the issue and providing unique, lasting solutions.
And that all leads to better outcomes for NDIS patients like you!
Regain control of your body – contact our physiotherapists in Elwood today at (03) 9525 6077, or click here to book online.