NDIS Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy
Next Step Allied Health is a passionate advocate for the disability sector.
The NDIS gives people living with disability the autonomy to plan and arrange their own care and therapies. It empowers them to choose their therapists, and to choose how they wish to spend their time.
We’re immensely proud to be chosen by our clients to share part of that journey with them.
Our mobile service allows us to ensure that people with disabilities receive the services that they require, when and where they need them, whether that’s in their home or in their communities.
When we put our minds together, we can find ways to make almost anything work!
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Who Can Access Our NDIS Healthcare
We work with:
- Teen NDIS participants (Ages 13-18)
- Adult NDIS participants (Ages 18+)
Currently, we do not work with children who are NDIS participants.
We primarily work with adults and older adults living with physical and/or neurological disabilities.
Services We Offer Under the NDIS
Our highly skilled clinicians offer a range of services to support NDIS clients with their varying needs. These include:
- Occupational Therapy
- Massage therapy
- Comprehensive Assessments (SDA, SIL, ADL, Vestibular, etc)
- Assistive technology & equipment prescription
- Home modifications
- Nutritional meal planning with our dual-qualified Occupational Therapist
Making a Meaningful Contribution to NDIS Participant’s Lives
As Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy practitioners, nothing brings us more satisfaction than meeting people whose lives can be changed or improved with our help.
It’s a privilege to be welcomed into a client’s home and into their inner circle to empower and support them to optimise their quality of life and their physical health.
What NDIS-specific assessments can you do?
Our Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are qualified to carry out a broad range of assessments for NDIS participants. These include, but are not limited to:
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) Disability Assessment Schedule (DAS)
- Functional Independence Measure (FIM)
- Functional Gait Assessment (FGA)
- Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile
- Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS)
- Care and Need Scale (CANS) assessment
Sometimes an assessment tells us a great deal about you and directs our therapy plan, but we are aware that NDIS clients can be burdened with assessment fatigue.
If you tend to find assessments too tedious or nerve-wracking, please let us know and we will streamline our assessment plan, or stretch it out into smaller portions of our visit over several appointments. That way we can get on with doing what we do best.
What does Physiotherapy for NDIS participants involve?
We understand that each NDIS client will have different needs and aims, so ‘getting to know you’ and understanding what motivates you is part of our initial assessment.
We discuss your medical history, including which therapies have been used in the past. We want to gain an understanding of what you like or disliked about the therapies or exercise programs you’ve tried in the past.
The initial appointment will also include a general assessment of mobility and an examination of the respective problem areas. If the assessment takes place in your home, our clinicians will offer to assess for any modifications required to optimise the space.
We then discuss what type of ongoing care you would like. In some cases this will involve a plan for regular long term therapy, while in other cases it may be a plan for intensive short term therapy to meet your specific goals.
We can also provide written reports to support you with applications for equipment or funding for future services.
We can also liaise with your plan manager for Assistive Technology requests and feedback.
How do you synergise with NDIS support coordinators?
Good support coordinators are worth their weight in gold!
With your permission, we would generally touch base with your NDIS support coordinator prior to your first appointment to obtain any reports or useful information they may have on file. This helps us to be thorough and efficient when it comes to your initial assessment.
If we are requesting additional equipment, or if we think that would benefit from a referral to another service provider, the support coordinator can advise whether the budget allows for this and facilitate this happening efficiently.
Where do NDIS services take place?
Next Step Health is a mobile service, so we can deliver Physiotherapy for our NDIS clients wherever it suits them.
For example, sessions could take place in:
- the client’s home
- their carer’s home
- the client’s workplace, school or place of education
- Next Step Health’s exercise class venues
How To Book Next Step’s NDIS Services
We can be contacted any time on 07 3040 2119 or contact us through our website and we’ll call you.
New clients do not require a referral from a doctor; NDIS participants who are self-managed or plan-managed can simply self-refer for our services. With your permission, we might contact your doctor for background information and introduce ourselves.
(At this point in time we are not accepting referrals for NDIS-managed clients, but we look forward to offering this in the future).