An exercise bike is not intended for general fitness. An exercise bike may be considered for weight loss upon request by a Bariatric Specialist who is supervising a weight loss program for medical reasons.
The hire of exercise bikes may be considered for a 3 month episode of care, such as post knee surgery rehabilitation. For the initial 3 month hire period, send a direct order form to the contracted supplier. To ensure safe use of the stationary exercise bike, the GP/LMO should provide a document that states it is medically safe for the entitled person to undertake this exercise program. Retain this document in the client’s records.
At the end of 3 months, the health provider is required to complete, and submit to DVA, the "Request for Exercise Bike" form to indicate there is a clinical necessity for further hire periods.