PhysioFITT is a targeted physical activity and exercise programme provided by all private physiotherapists for patients who are:
Inactive due to physical, mental, personal, or environmental barriers, including:
Physical health conditions e.g., asthma, heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, injury.
Mental health conditions e.g., anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment.
Age-related e.g., falls risk.
Personal, social, or environmental e.g. isolation, lack of motivation or time.
Already active but want to increase their activity levels or achieve specific performance goals.
The PhysioFITT programme aims to support patients to become, and stay, physically active. Typically, it consists of 3 or 4 sessions over 3 to 6 months, depending on how much support and advice the patient requires. PhysioFITT has no special funding. Consider funding options:
WINZ funding through the disability allowance.
Some health insurance policies.
ACC, if the patient has an accepted claim and PhysioFITT programme is indicated for rehabilitation.
The patient – self-funded. Fees vary – approximately $200 to $300 for 3 to 4 visits.
GPs can also access Physiotherapy Packages of Care for some patients.
ERMS > Allied Health > Physiotherapy Referral, or
Contact a physiotherapist directly.
Download the PhysioFITT flyer here.
Click here to find a physiotherapist in your area.
All of the exercise professionals working with the PhysioFITT programme are registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals NZ (REPs) and are experienced at delivering exercise as medicine including specialist conditions. All PhysioFITT referrals are made with a view to creating the best match for every client.
Health professionals can refer patients to a PhysioFITT physiotherapist via ERMS or directly with the provider.
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