About Physiotherapy

Key points on this page:

  • Physiotherapist can work in your home or any place in the community that you choose.

About the service

Brighter Connections will commence offering a flexible, mobile Physiotherapy Service in early 2021.

Our Physiotherapists will work with the family, child and young person on the things that will make the biggest positive difference to their mobility, like climbing and balancing skills.

How it works

Our highly skilled and experienced Physiotherapists work with children, young people, and their families on a regular basis under the guidance of the family. They will have the children or young people practice skills and strategies while also educating parents on how to implement these skills and strategies in everyday life.

Using the service

Physiotherapy is not specifically listed in NDIS plans.  We can help support children and young people who have NDIS Plans where Capacity Building is Self-Managed or Plan Managed. 

To join the waitlist please call us on 0451 262 865.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use funding for Physiotherapy flexibly?

Yes, the funds in the plan can be used flexibly, as long as they are being used to achieve the goal. Funding for Physiotherapy comes out of the Capacity Building budget in your NDIS plan.  It is not actually the Physiotherapy Therapy that is funded in the plan but any support that will help you achieve the goal.

Can I use an Allied Health Assistant to save money?

Allied Health Assistants are funded from the same part of the NDIS Plan as Physiotherapy. You receive approximately 3.5 hours of Allied Health Assistant support for 1 hour of  Physiotherapy.  Allied Health Assistants must work under the direction of a qualified registered Physiotherapy professional, receive ongoing supervision, and report back on progress toward goal attainment.

Does the Physiotherapist come out to my home?

Yes – our Physiotherapy service is both flexible and mobile which means the Physiotherapist can work in your home or any place in the community that you choose. This could include meeting you and your child or young person at the park to practice climbing and balancing skills.

Do Physiotherapists prescribe equipment?

NDIS plans include funding for Physiotherapists to trial and prescribe equipment. This process includes completing an Assistive Technology Form for the NDIS which outlines the justification for the equipment as well as the cost of the equipment. Once a Physiotherapist has prescribed a piece of equipment the plan will be reviewed to include the cost.