Achieve Your Health & Fitness Goals With NDIS Exercise Physiology!

Regular exercise is crucial for achieving and maintaining muscle strength. It helps improve overall health and keep the body moving effectively. It is especially crucial for people with disabilities who depend on others throughout their lives. NDIS, with its other life-transforming disability service offerings, has allowed its participants to enable exercise physiology in their NDIS journey.

Participants can now access exercise physiologists to enhance mobility and wellbeing without compromising their ongoing treatment and budget. Want to know how? Here's a complete guide to NDIS Exercise Physiology!

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise physiology is a crucial allied health service that helps you maintain or enhance your fitness, health, and independence. It can be incredibly helpful in managing chronic diseases and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Exercise physiology is part of your NDIS plan. You can focus on capacity building through physical activities and achieve a fit and happy lifestyle. By engaging in this service, you can take charge of your health and well-being and lead a fulfilling life.

Understanding the Role of Exercise Physiologists

Exercise physiologists are experts in developing clinical exercise programs for people at high risk of developing or already having chronic and complex medical conditions or injuries. They are primarily responsible for evaluating one's overall health and fitness level and determining which activities or lifestyle modifications could help one achieve one's goals.

NDIS Exercise Physiology provides various services to assist participants in achieving their health and fitness objectives. Some of the key services offered by exercise physiologists include:

Initial Assessments- Exercise Physiologists under NDIS evaluate participants' physical condition, health status, and functional capacity. These assessments assist in creating personalized exercise regimes.

Personalized Exercise Programs- Exercise Physiologists design individualized workout plans based on assessments. These plans may include participants, flexibility, balance, and functional training.

Exercise Prescription and Guidance- Physiologists prescribe exercises at an appropriate intensity, duration, and frequency to ensure safety and optimal results. They guide proper exercise techniques and monitor participants' progress throughout the program.

Education and Lifestyle Advice- NDIS Exercise Physiologists provide education and advice on various aspects of a participant's wellbeing, including nutrition, injury prevention, pain management, and strategies to maintain an active lifestyle.

Monitoring and Progress Evaluation- Exercise physiologists monitor progress, adjust programs, and provide support and motivation.

Benefits Inclined with Exercise Physiology

NDIS Exercise Physiology offers a range of benefits for participants with disabilities, including:

Increase Strength and Mobility -Targeted exercises can improve muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion, leading to better mobility, posture, and overall physical function.

Improve Functional Capacity - NDIS Exercise Physiologists' programs boost functional capacity for more accessible and independent daily activities.

Enhances Cardiovascular Fitness- Cardiovascular exercises included in the programs can improve heart and lung health, endurance, and overall fitness levels.

Injury Prevention - NDIS exercise physiologists prioritize prevention through proper technique and gradual progression.

Pain Management - Exercise Physiologists under NDIS can use pain management techniques for specific health conditions and disabilities.

Weight Management - Tailored exercise programs and lifestyle advice can be beneficial in managing weight and enhancing body composition.

Mental Wellbeing - Regular exercise improves mental health by reducing stress and boosting mood, self-confidence, and overall wellbeing.

Way to Include Exercise Physiology Fund in Your NDIS Plan

You can confidently request the services of an exercise physiologist during your NDIS planning meeting to help you achieve your desired fitness goals. Explain how an exercise physiologist can help you achieve your goals, and demonstrating that it's a reasonable and necessary expense is essential.

You must provide solid reasons to enable exercise physiology in your NDIS service. Remember, your exercise physiologist request must adhere to:

  • Your disability

  • Value for money

  • Be effective

  • Consider your other supports

If exercise physiology is deemed necessary for your health and wellbeing, you may tagged eligible for funding within the Capacity Building budget of your NDIS Plan.

This funding falls under the Improved Daily Living and Health and Wellbeing categories, so it's worth checking your NDIS Plan to see if you have the necessary funds.

If you have the funds and believe exercise physiology will help you achieve your NDIS goals, you're good to go!

Find the Right Exercise Physiologist!

At Access Foundation, we take a proactive approach to exercise physiology, empowering individuals with disabilities to take charge of their health and wellbeing through targeted exercise. Our exercise physiologists are experts in treating and managing specific conditions, such as chronic diseases and medical conditions. They will work with you to understand your condition and provide evidence-based support to help you manage and improve your health circumstances.

Being a registered NDIS service provider we aim to promote independence and help you achieve your objectives. Trust us to help you take control of your health and wellbeing today.