06 Aug Medicine in Motion and NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
What is NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a government initiative which takes a lifetime insurance approach to supporting people living with a disability. The scheme’s focus is on investing in people by providing the support they need at a young age and continuing this on throughout their lifetime.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is currently providing support to about 250,000 Australians under the age of 65 years with a permanent and significant disability, their families and carers.
How do I know if I’m eligible for NDIS?
The NDIS website has a wealth on information and can assist you in knowing whether you are eligible for NDIS. See the NDIS assessment screening tool as your first place to start.
How can Medicine in Motion Help?
Medicine in Motion Health Group is a registered NDIS provider with a number of clinic locations across the NSW South Coast.
Our team of Exercise Physiologists specialise in exercise prescription for those with chronic or complex needs. Our aim is to empower people to achieve their health goals, improve independence and help them be more able to do the things that they enjoy in life.
Exercise is an integral component of a healthy lifestyle, and can help improve function though improving strength, mobility, balance and fitness, which may be impacted as a result of your disability.
The team at Medicine in Motion Health Group are dedicated Allied Health Professionals who endeavour to promote exercise as medicine in the treatment of all our clients. We aim to educate our clients on the health benefits of exercise, motivate our clients to make good health choices and instil life-long changes in health behaviour. We will work with you to help develop an exercise regime to help you reach your functional goals.
Within the 2019 NDIS Support Catalogue, Exercise Physiology is now included in the Improved Daily Living Skills Category in addition to the Improved Health and Wellbeing Category, creating more opportunity for choice and control for NDIS participants.
How do I access Medicine in Motion’s Services through NDIS?
You can call 1800 800 110 to make an Access Request or you can ask for a form. If you need help filling in the form or making the call, you can contact your Local Area Coordinator or your contact your local NDIA office. The NDIS website has a wealth of great information to guide you through this!
What if I’m not eligible for the NDIS?
If you’re eligible – that’s fine! Medicine in Motion can still assist in you in a range of different ways.
There are a number of alternative funding avenues can assist with these services including:
- Medicare’s Enhanced Primary Care Program – every individual with a chronic disease (regardless of age) is eligible to received 5 x subsidised services through the EPC. EPC’s are available from your GP so book through them to discuss how you can access our services to work with your chronic condition.
- Private Health Insurance (Extras) – many people have private health insurance that include extras which can be used for Exercise Physiology services. Ask your insurer about what you are eligible for and the funding thresholds.