There is high demand for physiotherapists interested in delivering services under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
NDIS funded supports for Physiotherapy
Under the NDIS physiotherapists can help individuals improve their daily function in a range of home and community environments, develop independence and work toward goals for social and community participation. For example, the NDIS funds:
- Assessments and therapy programs to help participants achieve their NDIS goals, such as walking, learning to swim or ride a bike to increase independence.
- Assessments and recommendation for assistive technology, such as walking aids, wheelchairs or adaptive sports equipment.
- The providing of exercises and techniques for participants to improve their physical function and independence.
Opportunities for physiotherapists in the NDIS
Physiotherapists delivering supports under the NDIS have flexibility in choosing how they want to operate. They can deliver services in a clinic, home-based environment or in the community. The location and mode of service delivery will depend on a range of factors including the participant’s needs and goals, and the availability of appropriate resources and supports.
Organisations who register as an NDIS provider will be able to deliver services to NDIS participants regardless of how their plan is managed. Please visit the Getting started as an NDIS provider page for more information about registering under the NDIS.
Visit the NDIS Demand map to see projected demand for NDIS services in your area.
Connect with a Boosting the Local Care Workforce Regional Coordinator to receive localised support and help in identifying opportunities in your area.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association has a disability sub-group to support therapists with resources, professional development and advocacy.
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) provide resources, supports and development opportunities for providers in rural and remote areas.
Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) provides more information and links to resources related to the allied health field.