National Disability Insurance Scheme – NDIS
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is Australia’s first national Scheme for people with disability.
There are around 4.3 million Australians who have a disability. When it is fully rolled out, the NDIS will provide about 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. For many people, it will be the first time they receive the disability support they need.
The NDIS provides reasonable and necessary funding to people with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. The NDIS will help people with disability achieve their goals. This may include greater independence, community involvement, employment and improved wellbeing. NDIS participants use their funding to purchase supports and services that will help them achieve their individual goals. NDIS participants control the support they receive, when they receive it, and who provides it.
Who is eligible
To be eligible for the NDIS you must meet certain criteria, these include;
- Have a permanent disability that significantly affects their ability to take part in everyday activities
- Be aged less than 65 when they first enter the NDIS
- Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent visa or a Protected Special Category visa; and Live in Australia where the NDIS is available.
What services do Atlantis Recovery Centre offer?
Our entire team at A.R.C are registered NDIS providers, meaning we are able to provide only the best Exercise Physiology and Personal Training services to support participants in achieving their health and wellbeing goals and improving quality of life.
Why include exercise in your service agreement?
No matter the person, condition or physical ability, exercise is an important component of everyday life. Exercise prescription has the ability to help individuals achieve the following:
- Improve strength
- Improve mobility
- Improve coordination, motor patterns and movement control
- Improve functional capacity
- Improve physical, mental and social health and well-being
- Improve cardiovascular, metabolic and pulmonary health
- Prevent or reduce the rate of deconditioning
These are just a few of the benefits which can be achieved through exercise prescription. The NDIS encourages participants to use their funding to create a treatment plan which is individualized and allows each participant to achieve optimal health outcomes. Here at Atlantis Recovery Centre, we support those beliefs, and that is why we provide tailored exercise programs for each individual in order to achieve their personal health goals and improve overall quality of life.
For more information on our services, please contact us. For more information about the NDIS, click here.