NDIS Exercise Physiology for People Living with Disability

Mobile NDIS Exercise Physiology – We Come to You!

Active Ability’s team of accredited exercise physiologists support people with disability throughout Sydney, Wollongong and the Sunshine Coast to achieve better health, function and quality of life. Whether you are looking to improve your mobility and fitness, or require support following injury or surgery, or even support through your mental health journey, our experienced exercise physiology team is here to help.

We understand that each person’s needs are unique, which is why we work collaboratively with you to develop a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific goals and priorities. Our Exercise Physiology program aims to provide professional NDIS exercise physiology services that will be the most beneficial for you.

Our mobile clinical exercise physiologists come to you at home, at work or at your preferred local facility like a day program, school, gym, park or pool.

At Active Ability, our expertise is in disability, which means we support people living with autism, intellectual disability, mental illness and neurological conditions every day.

With no wait times or travel charges, choosing to work with us helps you get the most from your NDIS funding.

After a stroke, a physio will usually help you start moving around with 24-48 hours

What can exercise physiology
help with?

Exercise physiology is all about building your physical capacity, so you can be more independent and participate in activities of interest at home, school, work and in your community. Active Ability’s accredited exercise physiologists are university-qualified health professionals. We are trained and experienced in designing and delivering effective exercise physiology programs for people with disability. An NDIS-accredited exercise physiologist can help by assessing your current level of function and designing tailored, effective, exercise interventions to target your needs. Depending on your goals, our Exercise Physiology program aims to:
  • Increase your fitness and endurance
  • Improve your dexterity and coordination
  • Build strength and flexibility
  • Improve your mobility and balance
  • Reduce spasticity and contractures
  • Improve your posture
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Decrease symptoms of anxiety and/or depression
  • Create a sustainable physical activity routine that will help you as you get older
  • Decrease or manage pain
  • Improve your metabolic wellbeing, including better diabetes management
Clinical exercise physiologists also provide education and advice to enhance health and wellbeing.

We have Accredited
Clinical Exercise Physiologists!

Every exercise physiology program is personalised to target what you would like to achieve, and designed to be safe, enjoyable and easy to practice on your own, or with help from your support people. Types of exercise therapy could include:
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Do you have NDIS Funding?

NDIS exercise physiology services can be arranged through two NDIS Capacity Building funding categories.
  1. Improved health and wellbeing
  2. Improved daily living
To find out more about NDIS exercise physiology, contact us. Our experienced, friendly NDIS-registered exercise physiologists are accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia. They must meet yearly professional development and recency of practice requirements and hold certificates in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

More about NDIS exercise physiology and the NDIS

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise as medicine

An Exercise Physiologist is an allied health professional who uses exercise to help you achieve your goals and improve your health. Our NDIS exercise physiology experts will complete an assessment and provide physical activity as well as exercise therapy recommendations based on your goals, medical history and current level of function or fitness. Our Exercise Physiologists then help you put our exercise recommendations in place by designing an exercise program and teaching you (or your support) to complete it safely and effectively.
At Active Ability, we are passionate about improving the health, well-being and activities of daily living for our clientele. Our mission is to support people with disability to achieve optimal independence, health and quality of life. Our staff provide tailored support for individuals to achieve their goals and live the life they want. We work with each person to create a plan that meets their individual needs and supports them in reaching their goals. Our staff have experience in working with people who have intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, and neurological conditions, and we are registered with NDIS and all private health insurers that recognise our exercise physiology services. At Active Ability, we see clients throughout the Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, Southwest Sydney, Campbelltown, the Northern Beaches, and North Shore as well as the Sutherland Shire, Parramatta City, Ryde City, Blacktown City, Wollongong, and The Hills Shire. We also provide a service on the Sunshine Coast. Active Ability is a great resource for people with disability who want to improve their health and quality of life. With our expert support and evidence-based exercise physiology services and programs, you can increase your mobility and balance, reduce spasticity and contractures, improve your posture and sleep quality, decrease symptoms of anxiety and/or depression, create a sustainable physical activity routine that will help you as you get older, decrease or manage pain, and improve your metabolic well-being. The team of accredited exercise physiologists provides tailored support and guidance, ensuring that each person can achieve their personal goals. Active Ability has been highly recommended for anyone looking for help improving their physical health and well-being.
An older man and woman sitting on the grass in a park, with a physiotherapist helping the woman stretch her arms.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What can I expect from a session?

During your initial consultation with us, we will go over your medical history and current lifestyle habits. This way, we can develop achievable goals together that fit YOUR needs.

We want to help you in the best way possible, so getting to know you on a more personal level is very important to us!

In order to get an understanding of where you currently are, your exercise physiologists will perform a few assessments. These tests will gauge things such as strength and flexibility. After a few sessions, we’ll test you again to see the progress you’ve made and if the exercises we’ve given you have helped at all.

As Exercise Physiologists, what do we do?
AEPs help people with chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities to improve their health by providing them with customized exercise programs. Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for people with all types of medical conditions, and AEPs can help those people to get the most out of the exercise they do. AEPs can also help people who are recovering from an injury or surgery, as well as those who are living with a chronic condition.
What Will I need for my First Appointment?

If you have any reports or information from your General Practitioner (GP), please bring them along as they will help us understand your needs. If you are an NDIS participant, we would also appreciate a copy of your NDIS Plan Goals so that we can assess which areas you need assistance in.

What is the difference between a physiotherapist and an exercise physiologist?

Physiotherapists, as explained by Allied Health Professionals Australia, are specialists in the structure and movement of the human body. They help people of all ages with numerous health conditions like sports injuries and chronic illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, and stroke.

Physiotherapists are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, planning and management of patient care.

AEPs are professionals who specialize in clinical exercise interventions for people with a broad range of health issues. These individuals may be at risk of developing or have existing medical conditions and injuries.

The purpose of NDIS exercise physiology interventions is to help people manage acute or chronic diseases and injuries and rehabilitate them back to their optimal physical state. These interventions use exercise as a means and include health and physical activity education along with lifestyle modification advice; all with the goal of achieving behavioural change.

How to arrange NDIS exercise physiology services with
Active Ability

If you’d like more information before arranging your service agreement with Active Ability, contact us via the button below or call us on (02) 8678 7874 (Monday to Friday). One of our wonderful team members will gladly answer your questions. If you’re ready for a service agreement and excited to start as soon as possible, please fill out our NDIS referral form via the link below.

Contact us today.

If you’re looking for an NDIS-registered exercise physiologist, look no further! We are accredited with Exercise and Sports Science Australia and we would be more than happy to talk to you about finding a service that is best suited to your needs.
Active Ability Benefits of Exercise

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