Choose your class stream for term 2 Pilates programs
As you should be aware and as we outlined in an earlier post in January, there are changes in private health fund rebates for alternative therapies, including Pilates. This decision and reform by the federal government in 2018 comes into effect 1 April 2019. This has meant changes to the way physio clinics across Australia deliver group exercise to comply with the new rules.
Luckily for physiotherapist however, we have been permitted (with intense lobbying late 2018) to continue to deliver classes of which Pilates may be a clinically appropriate exercise for an individual. (This sadly is not the case for Pilates studios across Australia, where services for classes or individual sessions taught by non-physios are no longer claimable).
However with this, there are changes to the way we physiotherapists deliver these classes to comply with the claiming process. This will effect your classes, so please consider your options.
As physiotherapists, we are excited by these changes as we can see a better goal orientated and individualised approach to your rehabilitation in our new small format classes. Individualised exercise for individuals. Targetted for your actual weaknesses and with better outcomes.
Please think about what you are after in attending physio-instructed classes such as ours. With this in mind, please read the table below as we explain the 2 different class streams that we will now offer at The Fix Program.
What do we suggest you do now?
- Please talk with us more about your concerns and any questions regarding your attendance in classes going forward. Both our admin and physio staff will be able to assist you.
- Contact you private health fund regarding rebates, quoting our new fee schedule.
- Decide on which class will be right for you, taking into consideration what you are personally after from our classes, and also the rebates involved.
- If you are choosing to move to the clinical rehabilitation class stream, please arrange to book your 1 hour assessment. These must be done and your exercises set before the commencement of term 2 2019 on 15th April 2019. This can be performed by any of our physio staff where they will assess your current goals and clinical picture, set and teach you your exercises and focuses for your classes and get you ready for the new clinical rehabilitation small format classes.
We understand this must be a lot to take in, as it has been for our clinic and all physio clinics around Australia. We are prepared for an adjustment period to get the new class system in place and ask and thank you for your patience during this time.