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  • Writer's pictureCharlie Gordon

Securing Appropriate Funding through Report Writing: How an Exercise Physiologist can help

Navigating the NDIS funding process can be a complex and challenging experience for many participants. One key aspect of securing appropriate funding is having comprehensive and well-documented reports to support your needs during a plan review. In this blog post, we'll explore how an exercise physiologist can help you receive the appropriate funding by providing thorough report writing for your NDIS plan review.

Assessing Your Needs and Progress

The foundation of an effective report is a thorough assessment of your current needs, progress, and goals. Your exercise physiologist will:

  • Evaluate your current physical abilities, limitations, and health status

  • Review your progress in your exercise program and its impact on your functional capacity and independence

  • Identify any new challenges, barriers, or health concerns that may affect your exercise program and support needs

Aligning Your Goals with NDIS Outcomes

To ensure your report effectively communicates your needs to the NDIS, your exercise physiologist will:

  • Clearly articulate how your exercise program supports your NDIS plan goals and outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based recommendations for exercise interventions that align with your specific needs and objectives

  • Outline the expected benefits of the recommended interventions, demonstrating their relevance to your NDIS plan

Demonstrating the Reasonable and Necessary Nature of Exercise Physiology Services

A crucial aspect of securing appropriate funding is showing that the proposed exercise physiology services are both reasonable and necessary. Your exercise physiologist will:

  • Detail the specific supports and services required to address your needs and help you achieve your goals

  • Provide evidence and research to support the effectiveness of the recommended interventions

  • Explain how the proposed services will lead to improved health, functional capacity, and overall quality of life, as well as increased independence and social participation

Highlighting the Cost-Effectiveness of Exercise Physiology Services

To strengthen your case for funding, your exercise physiologist will emphasize the cost-effectiveness of the recommended exercise program:

  • Explain how exercise physiology services can contribute to long-term cost savings by reducing healthcare costs, decreasing support expenses, and enhancing independence

  • Compare the costs of the proposed exercise program with alternative interventions or supports, demonstrating the relative value and cost-effectiveness of exercise physiology services

  • Showcase how investing in exercise physiology services can lead to a more sustainable and efficient use of NDIS plan funds

Collaborating with Your Support Team

To create a comprehensive and persuasive report, your exercise physiologist may collaborate with other members of your support team, such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and support coordinators:

  • Share relevant information and assessments to ensure a holistic understanding of your needs, progress, and goals

  • Incorporate input from other professionals to demonstrate the collaborative nature of your support network and the integrated approach to your care

  • Present a unified message to the NDIS regarding the importance of exercise physiology services in your overall support plan


An exercise physiologist can play a crucial role in helping you secure appropriate funding through expert report writing for your NDIS plan review. By assessing your needs and progress, aligning your goals with NDIS outcomes, demonstrating the reasonable and necessary nature of exercise physiology services, and highlighting their cost-effectiveness, your exercise physiologist can provide the evidence and documentation needed to support your case for funding. Working closely with your exercise physiologist and your support team will ensure a comprehensive and persuasive report, increasing your chances of receiving the funding necessary to achieve your health and wellbeing goals.



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