The aim of the getPhysical programme is to help Society members maintain, or improve their physical ability and fitness.
The programme uses a voucher system which members can use to pay for physical activities such as gym fees, physio sessions, yoga classes and rehab clinics. We are also pleased to let you know that getPhysical vouchers can now be used for osteopathic treatments and consultations.
The member must be an active participant in the physical activity, so the vouchers cannot be used to purchase equipment or for medical purposes (i.e. massage, acupuncture, doctors visits).
We have a number of suppliers who already accept getPhysical vouchers. This list can be found here.
If you have another provider that you would prefer to use you are able to approach them directly. Please take the new suppliers letter with you. They will need to get in touch with the Society on 0800 503 603 to confirm that we are able to accept their invoice. Once this is done, you can pay for the activity using the getPhysical vouchers we supply to you.
Another alternative is to get the activity provider to supply you with an invoice. You send the invoice plus the required amount of vouchers to us at the Society, (postal address) and we will direct credit the provider (please ensure that the providers’ bank account number is on the invoice).
- Approximately $250 of getPhysical vouchers will be allocated to a member per six month period.
- The vouchers have an expiry date, after which they cannot be used.
- Members are eligible to apply again for 6 months more vouchers after the previous set has expired.
- Vouchers may be used with more than one supplier.
How to apply
CLICK HERE to download the getPhysical Application Form below.
Fill it in and post it to:
Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand
PO Box 24759 Royal Oak
Can the getPhysical vouchers be used for massages?
No. Some people require a massage to become ready to do exercises. Provided this is a minor part of the activity, a small massage may be included; however physical activity must occur thereafter.
If the supplier I wish to use is not GST registered, what do I do?
The supplier must be GST registered, if not then you cannot use the getPhysical vouchers with that supplier.
After having been on the programme, when can I re-apply to be on it again?
Once the expiry date on your current set of getPhysical vouchers has passed, you may re-apply thereafter.
Can I use the vouchers to join a sports club?
No. getPhyscial vouchers can only be used for services in which the member is an active participant in the physical activity
If the supplier I wish to use will not take the vouchers, what do I do?
You can either take them the new suppliers letter and they can get in touch with the Society on 0800 503 603 to confirm that we are able to accept their invoice. Alternatively, you can ask them if they are prepared to give you an invoice (addressed to the CP Society). If so, you can send the invoice to the Society. Include in the envelope with the invoice enough vouchers to cover the invoice. Ensure that the supplier bank account number is on the invoice. We will direct credit the supplier, then you can use their services. If they are not prepared to do this then you need to find another supplier.
Can I use the getPhysical vouchers to buy equipment to do the exercise, like treadmill, sports shoes, etc?
No. getPhyscial vouchers can only be used for services in which the member is an active participant in the physical activity and cannot be used to purchase of equipment.
Can I use the getPhysical vouchers for transport to the activity I wish to do?
No. These vouchers, like all the vouchers the Society issues, can only be used for the programme for which they were issued.
If the supplier is willing, can they come to my house to do the exercises/activity/therapy?
The criteria for a members application to be considered is as follows:
- You must have cerebral palsy. The Society may request proof that you have had a clinical diagnosis of cerebral palsy
- You must have been a financial member of the Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ Inc. CLICK HERE to apply for membership
Keep an eye on this website and we will update with new providers regularly.
SO, in the inimitable words of Olivia Newton-John ‘lets getPhysical, physical, I wanna get physicaaaaal, let’s get into physical, let me hear your body talk!’
Gilli Sinclair – GEO