NDIS Exercise Physiology
Ability Action Australia’s NDIS registered Exercise Physiology service uses the power of exercise to help your body and mind.
Our experienced team of Exercise Physiologists will provide you with a customised exercise program, giving you the tools to self-manage your condition and improve your quality of life.
The benefits of an exercise physiology program tailored specifically for you include:
- Improved mental health, wellbeing and self-esteem
- The ability to effectively self-manage your condition
- Improved mobility and physical function
- Pain reduction
- Greater independence and the ability to achieve important life goals
Our Exercise Physiologists can help treat and manage specific conditions, as well as chronic diseases and medical conditions. They can help you to understand your condition and learn how best to manage and improve your health circumstance to become more independent and achieve your goals with a range of evidence based supports.
Ability Action Australia’s approach to exercise physiology revolves around empowering individuals with disabilities to improve their overall health and well-being through targeted exercise. Our team members are accredited through Exercise and Sports Science Australia, and have backgrounds in rehabilitation. Let us design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions to help you live a better life today.
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Exercise Physiology Frequently Asked Questions
NDIS Exercise Physiology is a specialised form of exercise and physical activity designed to meet the specific needs of individuals with disabilities.
Unlike general exercise or physical activity, NDIS exercise physiology is tailored to address the unique challenges and goals of participants with disabilities. Exercise Physiologists who specialise in NDIS therapeutic support work closely with participants to develop personalised exercise programs that consider their specific abilities, limitations, and health conditions. These programs are evidence-based and focus on improving functional capacity, mobility, strength, and overall well-being.
NDIS Exercise Physiology offers a range of services to support participants in achieving their health and fitness goals. Some of the exercise physiology services that can be provided include:
- Initial assessments: NDIS Exercise Physiologists evaluate participants’ current physical condition, functional capacity, and health status. These assessments help in designing personalised exercise programs.
- Individualised exercise programs: Based on the assessment findings, Exercise Physiologists develop tailored exercise programs that address participants’ specific needs and goals. These programs may include a combination of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, flexibility exercises, balance and coordination activities, and functional movement training.
- Exercise prescription and guidance: Exercise Physiologists prescribe exercises at an appropriate intensity, duration, and frequency to ensure safety and optimal results. They provide guidance on proper exercise techniques and monitor participants’ progress throughout the program.
- Education and lifestyle advice: NDIS Exercise Physiologists offer education and advice on various aspects of health and well-being, including nutrition, injury prevention, pain management, and strategies to maintain an active lifestyle.
- Monitoring and progress evaluation: Exercise Physiologists regularly monitor participants’ progress, make adjustments to the exercise programs as needed, and provide ongoing support and motivation to help participants stay on track.
NDIS Exercise Physiology offers a range of benefits for participants with disabilities, including:
- Improved functional capacity: Exercise programs designed by NDIS Exercise Physiologists can enhance participants’ functional capacity, helping them perform daily activities more easily and independently.
- Increased strength and mobility: Targeted exercises can improve muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion, leading to better mobility, posture, and overall physical function.
- Enhanced cardiovascular fitness: Cardiovascular exercises included in the programs can improve heart and lung health, endurance, and overall fitness levels.
- Pain management: NDIS Exercise Physiologists can incorporate exercises and techniques to help manage pain associated with certain health conditions or disabilities.
- Weight management: Tailored exercise programs, coupled with lifestyle advice, can contribute to healthy weight management and improved body composition.
- Mental well-being: Regular exercise has been shown to have positive effects on mental health, including reduced stress, improved mood, increased self-confidence, and better overall well-being.
- Injury prevention: NDIS exercise physiology services focus on proper technique, form, and gradual progression, reducing the risk of injuries during exercise and physical activities.
During an NDIS Exercise Physiology session, participants can typically expect the following:
- Initial assessment: The Exercise Physiologist will conduct an initial assessment to gather information about the participant’s health history, current condition, goals, and any specific needs or limitations.
- Exercise program development: Based on the assessment, the exercise physiologist will develop an individualised exercise program that aligns with the participant’s goals and addresses their specific needs and abilities.
- Exercise instruction: The exercise physiologist will guide participants through the prescribed exercises, providing clear instructions on proper technique, form, and safety considerations.
- Monitoring and guidance: Throughout the session, the exercise physiologist will monitor participants’ performance, provide feedback and guidance, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal results and safety.
- Progress tracking: The Exercise Physiologist will track participants’ progress over time, assessing improvements in functional capacity, strength, mobility, and overall well-being.
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To access NDIS Exercise Physiology, you must have an NDIS plan and funding for exercise physiology services.
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NDIS Exercise Physiology
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is designed to give individuals greater choice and control over when, where and how their funded supports are provided. The specific support and funding available is based on each individual’s specific needs. You can find out more about what therapeutic supports are funded by referring to the NDIS website.
Ability Action Australia has the capability to provide Exercise Physiology Australia wide.