NDIS – The National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS is insurance, which gives peace of mind. Disability can affect anyone and having the right support makes a big difference.

The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support they need to pursue their goals. It also fosters social inclusion and economic participation.
We are pleased to advise that Northcare Physio is a NDIS Registered Provider in South Australia and Northern Territory.

NDIS – physiotherapists can help

Physiotherapists help people of all age groups and with different conditions. They help people take part in the community and be more independent.
Physiotherapists are often experts in treating children, young people and adults with a disability, heart and lung conditions, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, and ageing and gender
specific conditions.

Physiotherapists can help you, or the person you care for:
• get out of bed
• take a bath or shower, dress and eat
• move around the home and outside the home
• do daily jobs, or sports and hobbies
• manage pain and chronic conditions
• lose weight
• choose and learn to use new equipment, like wheelchairs, walking frames and orthotics.

You may need a short burst of care from a physiotherapist, or care for a longer time to achieve your goals. Our physiotherapists can put a plan together to help you now, and into the future.
Some health conditions need a number of health experts to work together. Physiotherapists also work closely with other health workers. Together they can help you manage more complex needs.
Physiotherapy is very safe. It uses evidence and research, and physiotherapists must also meet the same strict legal requirements to work, like your GP and nurses.

For more information about the roll out of NDIS in your area, visit ndis.gov.au. If you would like more information about our physiotherapy services, please call 1300 749 946 or send us an email.
Source: Australian Physiotherapy Association

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