National Disability Insurance Scheme

Self-managed and plan-managed NDIS participants may access the services of osteopaths to help in fulfilling functional movement, physical skill development or disability related health support goals funded by the scheme.

If you are a self-managed or plan-managed participant wishing to choose an osteopath to access an osteopath, you will need to do the following things.

1) Send your current approved NDIS support plan to your chosen osteopath.

2) Ask the osteopath to tell you and write down how they would help you to meet your support plan goals. In general, unless you have funding for disability related health supports, your osteopath will not be able to give you hands on treatment, and the osteopath will outline other non-manual therapy intervention strategies to help you meet your approved goals. The strategies an osteopath would use could include exercise programs and activities for you to perform at home or with your carers to improve your function and participation in the community.

You should ask the osteopath for any written points about how they would help you. If you are self-managed these written points may be useful at your annual acquittal of funding. And, if you are plan-managed, it can be given to your plan-manager and support your decision to see an osteopath.

Osteopathy Australia Partners

We work with these complementary key organisations as an essential part
of providing high quality healthcare for Australians.

BioCeuticals
Guild Insurance
GuildSuper
TAS Workcover
Sleepmaker
Better Pain Management
RMIT University
SCU
Arthritis Australia
MAIB
Kymdan
Insurance Commission of WA
Victoria University
NSW SIRA
Member Advantage
Cliniko
London College of Animal Osteopathy
DVA
MAC SA
National Rural Health Alliance
TAC VIC
QLD Worksafe
Workcover WA
Serenity HLP by Regal sleep
NT Worksafe
HICAPS
NSW Workcover
Brooks Shoes
AHPA
OPC Health
MAIC QLD
Australasian College of Sport & Exercise Physicians
OBA
FlexEze
OIA
SA Worksafe
Australian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
AHPRA
ESSA
Health Workforce Australia
Worksafe ACT
Medicare
Pain Australia
VIC Worksafe
VIVOBAREFOOT
Associations Forum
Wentworth Advantage