The PHI (Private Health Insurance) Reforms on Pilates - How this affects our clients. 1

The PHI (Private Health Insurance) Reforms on Pilates – How this affects our clients.

In 2018, the Federal Government announced its plans to make certain natural therapies ineligible for private health insurance (PHI) rebates. Among these was Pilates. The Government’s original position was that Pilates would not be rebatable, regardless of who delivers it or how it is delivered.

However the Department considers that an insurer may lawfully pay benefits if a physiotherapist, providing services to a patient within the accepted scope of clinical practice, uses exercises or techniques drawn from Pilates as part of that patient’s treatment, as long as the exercises or techniques are within the accepted scope of clinical practice.

As long as the group exercise class is performed within the scope of physiotherapy, it does not need to change. It should be underpinned by individualised assessment, treatment and follow-up, and backed by thorough notes. The Department and private health insurers agree that physiotherapy is physiotherapy, and therefore fundable through private health insurance.

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Awesome Archie Arch Support Thongs! 2

Awesome Archie Arch Support Thongs!

Archie Thongs - Now available in our Adelaide StoreArchie Thongs - Black - Now available in our Adelaide Store

As the warmer weather approaches, we at Body Mind Wellness Physiocare thought it would be a great time to let you know about a fantastic new summer product we have come across that you may benefit from!

The new product is called, “Archie’s Arch Support Thongs” and they are an orthotic thong that were designed by a young Physiotherapist who was sick and tired of telling his patients to stop wearing flat thongs (Does this sound familiar?). While the concept of orthotic thongs is not new, this design varies greatly from anything we have ever seen before as they incorporate legitimate orthotic support but still just look like normal thongs!


At the start of every summer there seems to be some form of article in the newspaper or a T.V interview about the negative effects of flat thong wearing, in fact it has been well reported in recent times that there are many elite sports teams which have actually banned their athletes from wearing flat thongs!
While we are all reasonably aware that flat thongs are not great for your feet, what’s actually wrong with normal thongs?

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