Can You Claim Physio on NDIS?

As an NDIS participant, navigating the ins and outs of your coverage can sometimes be confusing. But when it comes to physiotherapy, I’m here to guide you straight to the answers The burning question on your mind is likely: ‘Am I covered for physiotherapy?’ And I’m pleased to say that the answer is a resounding yes, with a few parts to consider.

Let’s dive into the three critical checkpoints to ensure that your physiotherapy journey is not just a rewarding journey but a fully supported one.

Checkpoint 1: Funding – Is Physiotherapy in Your Budget?

First and foremost, let’s talk about funding. For your physiotherapy to be covered, it must fall under a specific category within your NDIS plan. If your plan allocates funds for ‘capacity building’ and ‘improved daily living,’ you’re in luck. These categories include physiotherapy services, which means you’re one step closer to getting the support you need. So, take a moment to review your plan and confirm that you have the correct type of funding.

Checkpoint 2: Relevance – Is the Treatment Tied to Your Disability?

Next up, we need to ensure that the physiotherapy services you’re seeking are directly related to your disability—the very reason you’re part of the NDIS family. For instance, if Parkinson’s is the condition recognised in your NDIS plan, but you’re experiencing shoulder pain unrelated to Parkinson’s, this may not be covered. The rule of thumb here is relevance. The treatment must be for the disability your NDIS plan covers, keeping you on the right track for support.

Checkpoint 3: Goals – Are You Striving for Your NDIS Plan Objectives?

Lastly, and equally important, is the alignment of your physiotherapy with your NDIS plan goals. Within your plan, you’ll find a roadmap of objectives you’re aiming to achieve—be it enhancing your independence, improving mobility, or other personal milestones. The physiotherapy services you receive should be your allies in reaching these goals. They must be more than just beneficial; they need to be integral to your progress.

Bringing It All Together

So there you have it—three essential points to check off your list to ensure that your physiotherapy needs are met under the NDIS. If you’re an NDIS participant eager to understand your coverage for physiotherapy, reflect on these crucial aspects.

And for those of you on the Gold Coast, seeking a more personalised conversation, I’ve got something special for you. You’re invited to book a complimentary 10-minute phone consultation with our team. This is your opportunity to delve deeper into how physiotherapy can fit into your NDIS plan and, more importantly, how it can benefit your life.

Don’t let uncertainty hold you back. Claim the support you deserve and take a step forward in your health journey. Let’s ensure that your path to physiotherapy is clear, so you can focus on what truly matters—your well-being.

Remember, your NDIS journey is yours to navigate, and with the right information, you can claim not just physiotherapy but the freedom to move and live life to its fullest.

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