Clients with Disability (NDIS)

As registered Exercise Physiologists with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), ProActive Rehabilitation and Health aims to provide physical well being services to those with severe and permanent disabilities.

Working in conjunction with the NDIS and the participant’s planner, ProActive Rehabilitation and Health provides a comprehensive and specialized exercise regime, tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

ProActive Rehabilitation and Health aims to enable participants to participate more in the community and to achieve their personal goals.

Exercise Physiology services can be utilised to improve function through muscles that have become inactive or weakened as a result of your disability.

Our studio is wheel chair accessible and has equipment that can be altered to accommodate all conditions and aid in the development of motor control, isolated muscle strength, neuromuscular re-patterning and the development of strength and stability.

The conditions that will benefit from an Exercise Program with ProActive Rehabilitation and Health’s Exercise Physiologists are:

  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain injuries
  • Paraplegia
  • Strokes

If you would like to participate in an Exercise Based Rehabilitation Program to improve your function and increase your physical conditioning then please register with the NDIS and talk to a planner.

To be eligible just follow these steps:

You need to be aged less than 65 years when you make an access request, be currently living in the Hunter area, be either an Australian citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, have moved to the Hunter area after 1 July 2013 for reasons such as work or education

There are specific criteria in terms of the client’s ability to access the services under the NDIS. For a client to determine their accessibility to the program they can log on to:

My Access Checker (http://www.ndis.gov.au/my-access-checker)

How do you become a client on the NDIS?

If you wish to become a participant in the NDIS, you must complete an Access Request Form, which is available by contacting the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) on: 1800 800 110.

Once accepted with the NDIS individualized plans are created and aimed at the individual’s needs and aspirations. Participants will be able to choose their providers and how they access supports, as outlined in their individualized support plan.

For more information on NDIS visit the website http://www.ndis.gov.au.

For further enquiries or to make appointments please call the office on (02) 4957 2757 or Mark Goswell (Director and Head Exercise Physiologist) directly on 0411 447674