At Core Physio, we provide services to a vast number of clients that receive support under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Physio) for a range of different conditions. The NDIS Physio services provide individuals, who otherwise may not have access to services like Physiotherapy, a chance to receive treatment without having to worry about the financial side.
Physiotherapists, clients, and their support team work collaboratively towards achieving the individual’s goals. This occurs through a variety of different treatment options, including; exercise-based therapy, hands-on treatment like massage and mobilisation, home consults, and much more.
My Personal Experience with NDIS Physio
I have been fortunate enough to work with some incredible clients over the past two years, many of whom are receiving support under the NDIS. One of my clients is an energetic 10-year-old boy that has been diagnosed with autism, ADHD, and gross motor delay. We have now been working together for over 18 months, and I have seen first hand how important early intervention is.
At our first consultation, I was introduced to a very timid and shy boy, who was non-verbal and uncoordinated. His Mum mentioned that she was concerned with his development, as she was seeing other children around her son’s age progressing beyond his abilities, which was affecting his social participation at school. After our initial assessment, we identified decreased muscle tone, poor balance, body awareness, and poor gross motor skills, including catching, kicking, and throwing.
Based on our assessment, an action plan was put in place and we began working towards his goals, one of which was to increase his participation in social situations. For this boy, that was playing soccer at school. We worked on a weekly basis, creating a fun environment where he could open up and build the necessary skills required to participate with his friends.
At this stage, I have watched him transform into a LOUD, and outgoing kid, who plays soccer on a daily basis with all of his friends at school.
Most of our other clients know when he is in the clinic as he is usually seen running around the gym and down the hallways.
This story was written by Jordan Bennett from the Christies Beach Physio practice.