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5.4.2 Home exercise equipment

Last amended 
28 August 2014

There is strong medical evidence to support the theory that the majority of musculoskeletal conditions benefit from a regular, long-term exercise program. The department therefore encourages home based exercise programs monitored by the client's treating physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. This may be enhanced by the provision of small items of home exercise equipment.

The guidelines outlined in section 10.7.6 of this Library must be followed when considering provision of home exercise equipment.

Where the client holds a DVA Health Card, consideration must first be given to whether the equipment can be provided through the Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP).