NDIS - NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support for Australians with disability, their families and carers.
The NDIS provides Australians under the age of 65 with a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to live an ordinary life.
As an insurance scheme, the NDIS takes a lifetime approach, investing in people with disability early to improve their outcomes later in life.
Advance Foot Clinic is proud to support the NDIS and to be a registered provider under the scheme and we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic and supporting you with all your podiatry health requirements.
We have podiatry clinics located at Arana Hills, Ashgrove, Bellbowrie, Chermside, The Gap and Mount Isa for your convenience.
SERVICES AVAILABLE TO NDIS PARTICIPANTS
Stimulation by acupuncture at various points helps to restore the healthy flow of energy in the body. We use a form of acupuncture called Dry Needling and this form of treatment is adapted from traditional Chinese acupuncture that helps to relieve nerve, muscle and joint pain in the lower limb and foot.
We work closely with your primary care provider or rheumatologist to help you manage your disease
Correct alignment allows for more normal use of the muscles and tendons to create efficient motion. Includes static and dynamic testing and analysis of factors including bony alignment, joint range of motion, muscle strength and foot posture to help optimise the patients lower limb and foot function.
Treatments for the following:
- Corns and calluses
- Ingrown and fungal toenails Foot ulcers
Claw and hammer toes
- Interdigital soft corns
- Cracked and split heels
- Athlete’s foot
Custom Prescription Orthotics
3D scanning technology, combined with carefully individualized orthotic prescription, ensures a device that is tailored precisely to the patient's feet and presenting symptoms.
Diabetic Care - Foot care for people with diabetes.
All people with diabetes should have their feet checked at least once a year by a doctor or podiatrist. This is important to detect problems early and to prevent ulcers and other complications. You may have heard it said that diabetes causes gangrene (dead, black tissue). Patients with diabetes are at an increased risk of lower limb and foot complications including degraded foot function, ulceration and deformity. As such, patients should have their feet checked at least once a year by a podiatrist.
Available treatment options include regular neurovascular assessment, access to medical grade footwear, custom orthotics as well as wound care and off-loading, all performed in a shared-care arrangement with other members of the patient's health management team.
Gait Analysis is a technique used to evaluate the way we walk or run to determine if any biomechanical irregularities exist. Gait Assessment is the key way to identify irregular forces affecting the joints, muscles and ligaments that may be causing mobility issues or foot pain.
An integral part of the biomechanical assessment, recorded visual analysis of a patient's pattern of walking, highlights areas throughout the gait cycle where efficiency and comfort may be improved.
Neurological & Vascular Assessment
A Blood pressure test done at the ankle (dorsalis pedis or posterior tibial arteries) is measured using a standard Doppler ultrasonic probe. Regular monitoring and early detection of neurovascular deficiencies in the lower limb and feet is vital to ensure optimum health and function to prevent complications arising from impaired sensation or poor blood flow to the extremities.
A custom made device which is fitted to meet specific needs of the patient.
Surgery - Ingrown Toe Nail Surgery
We routinely perform surgical removal of ingrown toe nails - including chemical cauterization of the underlying nail tissue to prevent regrowth.
Verracae (plantar wart)
A wart caused by the human papilloma virus. Treatment or excision of plantar warts.
HOW OUR SERVICES WILL BE BILLED
Participants who are self-managing their plan will pay Advance Foot Clinic (the provider) directly and obtain a receipt from AFC (the provider) in order to acquit their expenditure against their plan.
Payment Requests for participants who are not self-managing will be lodged online by Advance Foot Clinic (the provider) and we will be paid within 2 business days of successful lodgment.
Registered providers can make a Payment Request once a support has been delivered or provided. Pre-payment is generally not permitted for supports or services.
To receive payment for services or supports for NDIA managed participants you submit a Payment Request electronically through myplace.
To receive payment for services or supports for Plan Manager managed participants, providers will send invoices to the participants Plan Manager, and once verified by the participant, the Plan Manager will submit a payment request and then pay the provider.
Some providers do not get paid by the NDIS for supports they provide because the support is “in kind” and they are instead paid by the state or territory government.
Further information and resources on in-kind funding can be found at the In-kind service bookings and plan budget adjustments page on the NDIS website.
WHO REFERS YOU?
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will refer and link you to Advance Foot Clinic for all of your podiatry needs.
The NDIA will focus on helping you understand how the NDIS works, what services and support are available and build resources to help improve your participation and inclusion.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM US?
Advance Foot Clinic needs to collect information about you for the primary purpose of providing quality treatment. In order to fully assess, diagnose and treat you, we need to collect some personal information from you. This information will also be used for the administrative purpose of running the practice such as billing directly or through an insurer or compensation agency. Information will be used within the practice for handover if another practitioner provides you with assistance.
Advance Foot Clinic may disclose information regarding diagnosis or treatment to your doctor or other treatment providers only with your consent. In the case of compensation claims, it may be necessary to disclose information and/or collect information that affects your treatment and return to work. Advance Foot Clinic will not disclose your information to commercial companies. We do not disclose your personal information to overseas recipients.
Information at Advance Foot Clinic is stored securely and only practice staff have access to it. Advance Foot Clinic takes all reasonable steps to ensure that information collected about you is accurate, complete and up-to-date.
You may have access to your information on request and if you believe that any of the information is inaccurate we may be able to amend it accordingly. If you do not provide relevant personal or health information, in part or full, to Advance Foot Clinic it may result in incomplete assessment and may impact on diagnosis and the treatment that is provided.
Any concerns that you may have about this statement or about your management can be directed to our privacy officer by phone on 3351 0978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For your convenience we have clinics located in the following locations:
Arana Hills, Ashgrove, Bellbowrie
Chermside, The Gap & Mount Isa
To make a booking by phone please call
1300 76 33 66
Alternatively you can book an appointment using our online booking system.