At SA Wellness Centre, our dedicated NDIS-registered physiotherapists assist individuals with disabilities in achieving their goals of enhanced functionality, self-sufficiency, and active engagement in important aspects of their lives, such as education, employment, sports, and family and community involvement. Here, we provide an overview of the information you need regarding NDIS physiotherapy expenses.
Similar to all fees associated with the program, the charges for NDIS physiotherapy services are established by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). The NDIA regulates service charges, including those for physiotherapy, to ensure that participants receive reasonable value for the supports they receive.
The NDIA regularly updates their pricing, typically on an annual basis. The costs for various forms of support are detailed in a document that was formerly referred to as the ‘NDIS Price Guide’ but is now known as ‘NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.’ This document is accessible to NDIS participants and support providers, providing them with insights into the pricing controls governing support and services within the NDIS framework. You can access the 2021-22 NDIS pricing document here.
At SA Wellness Centre, we do not determine the NDIS physiotherapy pricing as it is established by the NDIA. Consequently, your NDIS physiotherapy cost remains consistent, regardless of the specific physiotherapist you consult or your geographical location.
As of July 1st, 2023, our fee for NDIS physiotherapy services stands at $193.99 per hour, with no additional charges for travel.
The payment for your physiotherapy sessions will be subtracted from the funding allocated to that service within your NDIS plan.
Physiotherapy falls under the Improved Daily Living category within your NDIS Capacity Building budget. This category also covers various allied health therapies such as dietetics and exercise physiology.
The purpose of this section in your NDIS plan is to provide participants with access to support that directly addresses their disability, encompassing assessments, recommendations, therapy or training, and assistive devices like mobility aids. To be eligible for NDIS-funded physiotherapy, it must have direct relevance to your disability and meet the ‘reasonable and necessary’ criteria.