Once your NDIS plan is approved, you need to understand different budgets, who can help you start using your plan, and how your plan is managed.

This is a brief explanation of how our exercise physiology approved NDIS services can be used in relation to your budget.
The NDIA commission are constantly making changes to how the NDIS works, and the below information is based on the current information as of July 2019.

Moonee Valley Health and Fitness (MVFit) is a Melbourne based NDIS service provider. MVFit provide clinic based and mobile Exercise Physiology, Personal Training, Physiotherapy and Dietetics services for children and adults in Melbourne.
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There are three types of support budgets that may be funded in NDIS plans:

  • Core Supports
  • Capacity Building Supports
  • Capital Supports

Your funding is based on what is ‘reasonable and necessary’ to achieve your goals in addition to the support provided by family friends and other community and government services.

Exercise Physiology services currently can be funded with Capacity Building Supports.

NDIS Funds for Exercise Physiology

Moonee Valley Health and Fitness’s Accredited Exercise Physiologists are trained to prescribe exercise programs to people who will benefit from greater mobility, balance and overall health. These are usually gym based programs delivered in our onsite gym in Travancore, VIC 3032.

Using your Capacity Support Budget.

Capacity Building Supports help build your independence and skills to help you reach your long-term goals. Unlike your Core Supports budget, your Capacity Building Supports budget cannot be moved from one support category to another. Funding can only be used to purchase approved individual supports that fall within that Capacity Building category. The Capacity Building categories that Exercise Physiology currently fall under are Improved Health & Wellbeing and Improved Daily Living.

Capacity Building and Exercise Physiology Services

The capacity building support services that exercise physiology services includes the following support categories.

  • Improved Health and Wellbeing
    • Physical Wellbeing Activities. These activities support, maintain or increase physical mobility or well-being through personal training or exercise physiology. Physical well-being activities promote and encourage improved physical capacity and health.
  • Improved Daily Living Skills
    • This support category includes assessment, training, strategy development and/or therapy (including Early Childhood Intervention) supports to assist the development or increase a participant’s skills and/or capacity for independence and community participation. Supports can be delivered to individuals or groups.

NDIS Support Items and Exercise Physiology Services

Each support category has many specific supports and services that are recognised with patient NDIS plans. These are referred to as ‘support items’ and are, in most cases, not prescribed in patients plans.

Within the 2019 NDIS Support Catalogue, Exercise Physiology is now included in the Improved Daily Living Skills Category in addition to the Improved Health and Wellbeing Category, creating more opportunity for choice and control for NDIS participants to get the help of an exercise physiologist that will help optimise their health outcomes and quality of life.

If as part of your NDIS plan an exercise physiologist could help you reach your goals, our team can currently offer the following services items as listed under the support catalogue.

Group #Group NameCategory #Category NameSupport Item #Support Item NameSupport Item Description
0126Exercise Physiology And Physical Wellbeing Activities (Physical Wellbeing)12Improved health and wellbeing12_027_0126_3_3Exercise PhysiologyIndividual advice to a participant regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.
0126Exercise Physiology And Physical Wellbeing Activities (Physical Wellbeing)12Improved health and wellbeing12_028_0126_3_3Exercise Physiology In A Group – Group of 3Advice to a participant regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability, provided in group setting, assuming a group of 3.
0126Exercise Physiology And Physical Wellbeing Activities (Physical Wellbeing)12Improved health and wellbeing12_029_0126_3_3Personal TrainingPersonal training provided to a participant due to the impact of their disability.
0126Exercise Physiology And Physical Wellbeing Activities (Physical Wellbeing)15Improved daily living skills15_200_0126_1_3Exercise PhysiologyIndividual advice to a participant regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability.
0126Exercise Physiology And Physical Wellbeing Activities (Physical Wellbeing)15Improved daily living skills15_201_0126_1_3Exercise Physiology In A Group – Group of 3Advice to a participant regarding exercise required due to the impact of their disability, provided in group setting, assuming a group of 3.

Understanding the Support Item Numbers for Exercise Physiology

Each support item has a unique reference number, and the following structure applies to the exercise physiology items.

  • 12_027_0126_3_3
  • 12_028_0126_3_3
  • 12_029_0126_3_3
  • 15_200_0126_1_3
  • 15_201_0126_1_3
Support
Category
Sequence
Number
Registration
Group
Outcome
Domain
Support Purpose
12027012633
12028012633
12029012633
15200012613
15201012613

MVFIT is a Registered NDIS Provider

NDIS Exercise Physiology Referral