What is a physiotherapist
A physiotherapist is a trained health professional that specialises in the structure of the human body and its movement.
Physiotherapists can help to treat a broad range of health conditions, including sports injuries, joint pain, arthritis, neurological conditions, post-surgery rehabilitation and developmental delays in children. Physiotherapy can help people to alleviate pain, restore function and prevent future injuries. Treatment techniques used include exercise programs, joint mobilisation, stretching, muscle re-education, breathing exercises, massage, acupuncture, hydrotherapy and prescribing mobility aids.
Physiotherapists collaborate closely with clients, their families and carers to provide a comprehensive assessment of their physical requirements and identify the best course of intervention.
What we offer (including our registered NDIS categories):
LiveBig is registered for the following NDIS category for physiotherapy:
|Registration Group Name||Support Category No.||Support Category Name||Support Item No.||Support Item Description|
|Therapeutic Supports||15||Improved daily living skills||15_055_0128_1_3||Assessment, Recommendation, Therapy And/Or Training (Incl. AT) - Physiotherapy|
We understand that individual clients’ physiotherapy needs can be vastly different. We carefully evaluate your needs and liaise with you to recommend the best treatment options and delivery method to help you achieve your goals.
We collaborate with you and your support team to establish clear goals within your NDIS therapy plan. We regularly review progress and assess outcomes, setting new objectives along the way, ensuring that you are always advancing to the next level.
We treat all plan options the same – whether you are self-managed, plan-managed or NDIA managed. To provide the best possible service, we also offer flexible arrangements. We involve you and your carers in the decision-making process at every step of the way, ensuring you get the most from your NDIS plan.
Download the physiotherapy info sheet
Why would you need physiotherapy services as part of your NDIS plan?
You will need physiotherapy services as part of your NDIS plan if you have a diagnosed physical condition that affects your motor skills, mobility or causes pain.
Examples of this may include:
- If you or your family member has cerebral palsy and needs help to improve mobility, reduce spasms and prevent future contractures
- If you or your family member has autism spectrum disorder and needs help to develop their fine and gross motor skills
- If you or your family member has acquired a spinal cord injury and needs gait training to learn to walk again or assistance learning how to use a wheelchair
- If you or your family member has an acquired brain injury and needs help to regain balance, increase range of movement and improve muscle tone
- If you or your family member has a progressive disease such as Parkinson’s and need help to keep symptoms at bay and delay progression
We help you to meet your NDIS goals by working closely with you and your carers to improve the quality of your life. We achieve this by setting realistic goals and focussing on incremental achievements, continuously working to progress you to the next level.
How do we provide physiotherapy services?
- We travel to your home, community venue or provide services through our RMReach telehealth platform
- Charge for travel time up to 30 minutes is as per the NDIS Price Guide
- If we are unable to meet face-to-face, we also provide telehealth services through our RMReach telehealth platform
- RMReach telehealth platform can also be used to maintain development in between visits for regular clients
We can provide access to our award-winning innovative program StepUpToday. This program is delivered via an app that assists NDIS clients with improving their function, independence and wellbeing through meaningful and tailored goal setting around everyday activities.
Do you need a physiotherapy assessment?
If you have an NDIS plan review or are in the process of getting your first plan done, you may need an assessment and subsequent report to support your case in meeting your goals.