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Atlas Physio is happy to provide services to clients managed under the NDIS. The NDIS is the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which was legislated in 2013 as a means by which the Australian government could fund costs associated with disability. The word 'insurance' refers to the scheme's use of proactive insurance principles to manage long-term financial sustainability, and that it aims to 'insure' any citizen will have costs covered in the event they are born with or acquire a disability.
The scheme went into full operation in 2020, allowing people with a permanent and significant disability under the age of 65 to use government funding to access services that contribute to their wellbeing. Funding is allocated to the individual, and the individual or their guardian chooses which providers supply the funded goods and services (subject to certain restrictions).
ACCESSING NDIS FUNDED
You can access NDIS physiotherapy at Atlas Physio through a few different means:
- If you are a client who is self-managing their NDIS plan, you are free to discuss and access NDIS-funded physiotherapy so long as you have funding in an appropriate category.
- If you are a client who has a plan manager or plan management team, you can discuss NDIS-funded physiotherapy with your preferred clinician, and Atlas Physio will liaise with you and your plan manager.
When accessing physiotherapy under the NDIS, the number of appointments for which you are eligible will be determined by your current level of funding in your yearly NDIS plan, as well as the other services that may already have preallocated funding. NDIS clients are encouraged to use their funding to access a broad range of services from different professionals to ensure that their needs are met across the many dimensions of their lives.