NDIS Home Visit Podiatry Adelaide - Inertia Health Group Adelaide (2022)

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NDIS Home Visit Podiatry Adelaide & Inertia Health Group

Inertia Health Group has been working with participants of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) for a number of years now. We are proud of the fact we can support all aspects of care in the community via a range of different outlets. We are extremely proud to now support at home Podiatry Services for our NDIS patients & NDIS participants!

Our working relationship with the NDIS allows NDIS participants to engage in Podiatry services with our Podiatrists in Adelaide.

NDIS Home Visit Podiatry and Inertia Podiatry - How Can Inertia Podiatrists Help at home?

Inertia Podiatrists are able to assist participants in the NDIS scheme with a wide variety of conditions and support them to achieve their health-related goals at home. Our NDIS patients seek our services to assist in rehabilitation and management of a variety of conditions, help with walking mobility and general strength particularly of their lower limb and foot. Some patients seek our in home services for general foot care needs, requirements and management while others require hands on treatment and exercise management to assist in maintaining mobility in their day to day life and day to day management of their lower limb conditions. Hands on care is important for relief with some of their aches and pains. While some may require particular orthoses to maintain their mobility. Ultimately our Podiatrist’s are here to support you on your journey and tailor a treatment plan to assist in attaining your goals and now we can achieve this in the comfort of your own home.

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NDIS Home Visit Podiatry & what to expect in an initial consultation with an Inertia Podiatrist at home?

Your initial at home Podiatry consultation is always tailored specifically to your individual needs. We want completely to understand get to know you, what your goals are, where you may be struggling and work together to create a plan working towards achieving your goals.

Initially we undertake a detailed history of your condition and your current status and what you want out of your treatment with us.

From here we are able to assess you accordingly. We ensure that we take you through a full biomechanical assessment so that we have an understanding of your issue and can develop a Podiatry plan moving forward to assist you in achieving your goals. This biomechanical assessment may involve in depth gait analysis (walking mechanics) and muscle testing of the lower limb. If you have issues with blood flow we are able to assess this with our doppler machine and create an appropriate report for your doctors or specialists if required.

We base our at home treatment plan on our assessment and on what we need to achieve with you– We incorporate a variety of treatment methods to ensure you attain the most overall complete care and experience with our Podiatrists.

We reassess along the way, this allows us to see how our goals are being achieved and / or where we need to work more. It allows us to continue to tailor and refine our treatment plans with you ensuring the most optimal outcomes, all from the comfort of your own home.

We are able and happy to provide a full range of services to NDIS participants.

Home Visit Podiatry Toe Nail Cutting and Resection For NDIS Participants

Some participants may have issues with regard to maintaining the health and length of their toe nails due to particular issues that may reduce the ability for them to bend or sit. Our Podiatrists are more than happy to help and are experts in the maintenance of nail care.

Home Visit Podiatry Ingrown Toe Nail Care For NDIS Participants

Inertia Podiatrists are able to assist with the management of pesky ingrown toe nails. They are able to offer a variety of solutions for you but are also able to perform ingrown Toe Nail Surgery’s where required.

Home Visit Podiatry Diabetic Foot Assessments For NDIS Participants

Inertia Podiatrists are able to assist with podiatry diabetic foot assessments and encompass a variety of sensation, vascular and neurological testing to assess the foot. Our vascular assessments encompass the use of our Doppler Ultrasound machine to assist in vascular assessment and assess the body’s blood flow to the foot. We can use this information for generating reports back to your doctors and specialists for those who suffer with any vascular issues to the foot.

Home Visit Podiatry Care of any Foot or Plantar Warts For NDIS Participants

Inertia Podiatrists are able to assess and treat warts or plantar warts with a number of treatment options available. We can work with you to assess what may work best for you.

Home Visit Podiatry Custom Orthotics for NDIS Participants

Inertia Podiatrists are expert in the creation of these custom orthotic devices for patients.

Custom orthotics when used in conjunction with an appropriate treatment plan allow for improved outcomes when it comes to pain management and assist greatly in the mobility of people and confidence in movement.

Types of Foot & Lower Limb Orthotics Inertia Podiatrists can help with:

Custom Foot Orthotics – we can create plaster casts of these for you and/or utilise 3D scanning technology to assist in creating a tailored device for you.

  • CAM Walkers (Moon Boots)
  • Crutches
  • UCBL Orthotics
  • Supramalleolar Orthotics (SMOs)
  • Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFOs)
  • Knee Braces / Orthotics
  • CROW (Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walkers)

Types of Medical Grade Footwear

Inertia Podiatrists can offer expert advice in regards to this form of footwear and arrange appropriate referrals for you to attain the specific footwear suitable to your condition.

Depth Comfort Footwear
Modified Depth Footwear

Custom Made Footwear
Footwear Modifications (rocker soles, patches, wedges, heel raises, lacing and velcro)

NDIS Home Visit Podiatry & The Inertia Health Group Advantage

The key advantage in working with Inertia Health Group & more particularly Inertia Podiatrists in Adelaide is that we have all aspects of your care covered. Our therapists work as a collaborative team and ensure the very best outcomes are sought out and worked towards. Our team communicates with each-other to ensure they work together and their treatment plans are integrated and communicated and that all treating practitioners are on the same page when it comes to your treatment. This reduces the stress associated with communicating and liaising with different practitioners, with different treatment approaches and ensures all aspects of your care are streamlined and on track.

The NDIS Podiatry System

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Physio), has been one of the largest changes to the Australian health care system over the last 35 years. The NDIS Podiatry scheme helps to provide approximately 460,000 Australians aged under 65, who have a permanent and significant disability, with funding for support and services. The aim of this system is to provide the means that those with disability require to achieve their goals and live an ordinary life.

We can currently help those who are self-managed and plan managed participants.

We understand that it can be very difficult to navigate the NDIS process, as such we will spend time with you to establish how everything will work for you throughout your time with us at– we know there is no one size fits all when it comes to disabilities and individually tailored plans are critical to the success of the treatment. Depending on how your funds are managed will dictate how the billing process will work for you, our dedicated administration team will do everything they can to make it as smooth as possible so you can focus on the goals you have set with your Podiatrist.

Plan Managed Home Visit Mobile Podiatry NDIS Participants

Plan managed participants just need to provide the details of the plan manager that your funding is distributed through as well as your NDIS number and billing information. We will communicate directly with both your plan manager and support coordinator (and any other relevant health professionals) to ensure we are playing our role as a part of your support team in the most effective way possible.

Self-Managed Home Visit Mobile Podiatry NDIS Participants

If you are self managed the process is slightly different, you will be able to pay for your appointments using your funding and we will then provide you with all required paperwork and invoices so you can keep track of everything you need for the NDIA. If at any point you require account statements or overviews of your appointments, we will be more than happy to get these for you in a timely manner.

Portal Managed Home Visit Mobile Podiatry NDIS Participants

If you are a portal managed NDIS Physiotherapy participant all we require is your NDIS plan details and we can submit invoices through the NDIA portal. All you need to do is ensure we have a service agreement in place, and we can do the rest for you!

Fees

Specific fees for NDIS patients are set out by the NDIA so that the cost of Allied health services are standardised across Australia. The fee schedule can be found here. Our Podiatry appointment pricing falls in line with the NDIS dictated rates. The type and length of appointment you will require will be worked out with yourself and your Podiatrist to ensure you can achieve your goals. We will arrange a standardised service agreement which will need to be signed and returned as per the NDIS requirements and we are then able to progress from there!

FAQs

Is Podiatry funded by NDIS? ›

The NDIS will fund disability-related health supports for participants who need help to manage a range of needs including those associated with continence, respiratory care, nutrition, wound and pressure care, dysphagia, diabetes, podiatry and epilepsy.

What does podiatry come under in NDIS? ›

The NDIS (national disability insurance scheme) covers Podiatry services and devices. Podiatry can be accessed by participants who have therapy supports and/or assistive technology selected under their NDIS plan. Podiatrists are health professionals who treat conditions of the feet and legs.

Can I claim shoes on NDIS? ›

Clothing and footwear are considered an everyday living cost that's not due to a person's disability support needs. This means they can't be funded by us.

What can I buy under consumables NDIS? ›

NDIS consumables are daily items required to help manage personal disability related needs. These items fall into the NDIS core support category, which can include items such as nutritional supplements, wound care products or disposable continence items including disposable pads, pants and liners for incontinence.

Is reflexology covered by NDIS? ›

Yes, massage may be covered by the NDIS in some cases. Massage would need to be included in your NDIS plan (your client's plan if you are a support coordinator or agency). There are two categories that that it may make sense to include massage under: Improved Daily Living.

Is diabetes a disability NDIS? ›

Diabetes is considered to be a disease rather than a disability and on its own, does not qualify for NDIS funding. However, if your diabetes has resulted in limb amputation or blindness, this is considered to be a significant permanent disability and you are therefore eligible for support through the NDIS.

Is a nutritionist covered by NDIS? ›

Does the NDIS cover a dietitian? In short, yes. You may be able to access dietitians and meal planning services with your NDIS funds if the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) finds the support reasonable and necessary, and directly related to your disability.

Are orthotics covered by NDIS? ›

Custom made prosthetics and orthotics are level 3 or 4 in the NDIS AT Complexity Level Classification and thus a participant is required to seek professional advice in assessing and specifying a suitable solution that they want to fund through the NDIS participant plan.

How do orthotics help your feet? ›

Custom orthotics provide cushioning and support as they redistribute the pressure your feet experience with everyday activities. This is very helpful if you have arthritis or you stand for significant periods during a workday. Orthotics also help prevent pressure ulcers and other foot abnormalities related to diabetes.

How long does it take for NDIS to approve a plan? ›

We may take longer to approve your plan if we need you to give us more information or get an assessment. For children younger than 7, we aim to approve your plan within 90 days after you become a participant. If you're 7 or older, we aim to approve your first plan within 56 days after you become a participant.

Can I buy a vacuum cleaner on NDIS? ›

If you have a self-managed fund, you can hire any cleaner you choose. But the NDIA recommends choosing cleaners who are registered with the NDIS. If they are registered with the NDIS, it means they must remain in compliance with the quality and safety requirements of the NDIS commission.

Will NDIS pay for a vacuum cleaner? ›

Generally, the NDIS can fund supports that they cannot do themselves, including cleaning, gardening, or vacuuming, because of their disability.

Can I buy an IPAD with NDIS? ›

You can only buy items that help you continue to access your existing supports and services. You cannot use your NDIS funding to purchase a smart device for entertainment, education or gaming.

Does NDIS cover naturopathy? ›

What if you would like to use alternative therapies? If you wish to use alternative therapies, such as hypnotherapy or naturopathy, you will need to pay for these supports out of your own pocket, the NDIS is unlikely to fund this.

Can I claim physio on NDIS? ›

The NDIS is responsible for:

Allied health and other therapy needed because of a person's disability, including occupational therapy, speech therapy or physiotherapy.

Can you claim glasses on NDIS? ›

No, prescription glasses are covered by the health system and not by the NDIS.

What benefits are diabetics entitled to in Australia? ›

You may be entitled to money from Centrelink if you have diabetes.
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Some of the services you may be eligible for include:
  • Financial planning, including retirement from paid work.
  • Health Care Card.
  • Carers Payment.
  • Carers Allowance.
  • Disability Support Pensions.
  • Aged Pensions and concessions.
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Is type 2 diabetes a disability? ›

Under most laws, diabetes is a protected as a disability. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are protected as disabilities.

Does NDIS cover diabetes medication? ›

NDIS will fund support for a disability, but not the condition of diabetes. However, if the disability limits your client's ability to manage their diabetes, then the NDIS may fund support for living with diabetes as well.

Is sleep apnea covered by NDIS? ›

Easy CPAP can assist you with purchases of CPAP equipment and supplies with your NDIS plan.

What are disability related health consumables? ›

Consumables

Examples of consumable disability-related health supports are items such as thickeners, wound care dressings, and catheter bags. any unspent funds from existing core supports category in an NDIS plan, without the need for a plan review.

What is the study of podiatry? ›

A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), known also as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. When treating patients, this system is also known as the lower extremity.

Does NDIS fund CPAP machines? ›

Since 1st October 2019, additional disability-related health supports have been available to purchase using NDIS funding. This now includes for provision of a Constant Positive Airway Pressure machine (CPAP) machine and consumables and provision of a Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BIPAP) machine and consumables.

Does NDIS cover oxygen? ›

Which EnableNSW services or programs will be covered by the NDIS? summary of these changes. Many of our services, including the funding of respiratory consumables and equipment (such as ventilators or oxygen concentrators), remain unchanged and will continue to be available to people of all ages.

Is a podiatrist a real doctor? ›

They are DPM's; they are a doctor of podiatric medicine; they can be both surgeon and a physician at the same time and they specialise in treating the ankle, foot and other related areas of the leg.

Do podiatrists cut toenails? ›

While you may be able to care for your toenails at home, you can also schedule a visit with the podiatrists at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists to trim your toenails properly.

What is the most common problem treated by podiatrist? ›

The most common foot problem that a podiatrist treats is heel pain. Heel pain can be caused by a variety of different conditions, such as plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendinitis. Treatment for heel pain often includes things like stretching exercises, orthotic devices, or cortisone injections.

Is diabetes a disability NDIS? ›

Diabetes is considered to be a disease rather than a disability and on its own, does not qualify for NDIS funding. However, if your diabetes has resulted in limb amputation or blindness, this is considered to be a significant permanent disability and you are therefore eligible for support through the NDIS.

Is reflexology covered by NDIS? ›

Yes, massage may be covered by the NDIS in some cases. Massage would need to be included in your NDIS plan (your client's plan if you are a support coordinator or agency). There are two categories that that it may make sense to include massage under: Improved Daily Living.

Does NDIS fund nutritional supplements? ›

If you need help to manage your nutrition because of your disability, we may be able to fund: products you use like nutritional supplements, thickener products and HEN formula.

What are disability related health consumables? ›

Consumables

Examples of consumable disability-related health supports are items such as thickeners, wound care dressings, and catheter bags. any unspent funds from existing core supports category in an NDIS plan, without the need for a plan review.

What disabilities are covered under the NDIS? ›

To be eligible for NDIS funding, the disease or medical condition must cause permanent impairment (physical, intellectual, cognitive, neurological, visual, hearing or psychosocial), resulting in significant disability.

Is a CPAP machine assistive technology? ›

This includes things such as lift chairs, mobility scooters, power wheelchairs, walking frames, cpap machines, hospital beds and shower chairs. Assistive technology items help keep the person safe and comfortable, as well as allowing them to do more tasks on their own.

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