FAQs – NDIS, Disability Therapy & Allied Health
1. What geographic areas does Active Ability provide services in?
As a mobile therapy provider, Active Ability provides exercise physiology, dietetic and physiotherapy services across all of Sydney. Specifically, we see our clients in the Eastern Suburbs, Sutherland Shire, Campbelltown, Western Sydney, Inner West, Sydney City, Northern Beaches, North Shore, Hornsby Shire, Hills Shire, Blacktown and Penrith.
We also provide exercise physiology services in Wollongong and the Sunshine Coast.
2. What are the NDIS funding categories that I need in order to access exercise physiology, dietetic or physiotherapy services?
- Exercise physiology: improved daily living and/or improved health and wellbeing
- Dietetics: improved daily living and/or improved health and wellbeing
- Physiotherapy: improve daily living
Further to this, it may be possible that you are able to access dietetic and physiotherapy assessment from Core funding if you do not have any of the above categories available. Please discuss this with us upon enquiry.
3. What are the benefits of exercise physiology, dietetics and physiotherapy?
4. For what disabilities does Active Ability provide services?
5. What funding schemes can be utilised to receive therapy services through Active Ability?
6. What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist? How do I know which is right for me?
- Your goals – the goals that you have set yourself to achieve using your NDIS funding may determine which therapist is more appropriate to work with you. For example, if your goals pertain to contracture management, then physiotherapy is likely to be more appropriate for you. Is your goal better suited to one or the other? Contact us if you’d like some help with this decision
- NDIS funding categories – if you are wanting to utilise a physical therapist and have funding in ‘improved daily living’ you can choose to access a physiotherapist or an exercise physiologist in order to achieve your physical therapy goals. However, if your funding is available through ‘improved health and wellbeing’, this category will only allow for access to an exercise physiologist.
- Disability expertise – each physical therapist will have their own area of expertise and expanded scope of practice based on their professional experiences and training. Therefore, we would recommend finding a physical therapist, whether an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist, that can demonstrate competencies in and understanding of your disability.
7. Do Active Ability’s dietitians take referrals for PEG feeding?
8. What will happen if I choose Active Ability as my NDIS service provider?
As a result of your initial assessment, you will be provided with a treatment plan that will detail how we recommend your funding be utilised in order to best meet your NDIS goals. This treatment plan will provide a breakdown of exactly how your NDIS funding will be utilised including time allocated to assessment, intervention, resource development and NDIA reporting. Your services will then be provided as per your treatment plan.
Please keep in mind that if your circumstances or wishes change, your clinician will be able to adapt your treatment plan accordingly. As you near the end of your intervention, your clinician will provide reassessment and report on your progress, as a result of your therapy, toward your NDIS goals for submission to the NDIA.