Rehabilitation is a defined program of care designed to improve
a person’s level of independence and function in everyday life
following surgery, illness or trauma. Rehabilitation is also used
to respond to conditions relating to advancing age or changes in a
person’s physical status or illness, with the same aim of improving
independence and function and therefore quality of life.
Our success – and therefore that of our
patients - is based around tailoring a therapeutic program
specifically designed to meet individual needs and respond to
differing levels of physical function. We do this through
specialist rehabilitation programs that are not only designed to
incorporate best practice care but to take into account each
patient’s personal goals.
Depending on a person’s physical function and
how close they are to achieving their goals, rehabilitation can be
provided through either inpatient or outpatient programs, or a
combination of both.
The team of rehab caregivers responsible for
our rehabilitation programs comprises highly qualified
professionals committed to the highest level of care and getting
the best possible results for their patients.
Our team, which works together on providing a
successful program for you, includes:
- Specialist Rehabilitation Physician
- General Practitioner
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Allied Health Assistants
We currently offer the following
The neurological rehab program is designed for
those who are recovering from a stroke, spinal cord or head injury,
or living with a neurological condition such as Motor Neurone
disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease.
We aim to assess and treat your difficulties
with memory, problem solving, speech and swallowing, coordination
and balance, mobility, joint flexibility, endurance and general
The orthopaedic rehab program assists those
recovering from bone and joint surgery, such as knee or hip
replacements and bone fractures.
We aim to assess and treat your joint mobility
and strength, as well as exercise tolerance.
The restorative/reconditioning Rehab program
is helpful for those who have recently experienced major surgery or
severe illness that has reduced your independence, mobility,
strength and endurance.
We aim to restore your independence and
e3nhance your safety when you return home.
The spinal rehab program is designed for those
recovering from spinal surgery, for example Laminectomy, Spinal
Fusion or Discectomy.
We aim to assess and treat difficulties with
mobility and performing daily living activities. Developing your
strength, coordination and core stability are important components
of this program.
Pain Management Program
We currently offer a 10 week comprehensive
outpatient program aimed at helping those with chronic or
persistent pain to improve their function, self management of their
pain and return to life roles including work. The program runs for
two days per week and has 4 hours of therapy per day.
This program is run as a group program.
Our new 12
metre by 8 metre hydrotherapy pool is the largest of its kind in
the district, and is part of our recently-built Health Services
Centre. The pool can accommodate up to 12 patients
at a time and was built in response to huge demand for
hydro-rehabilitation services in the area.
Our hydrotherapy program offers daily sessions for
rehabilitation patients as well as ongoing supervised programs.
Hydrotherapy is considered one of the best methods of
rehabilitation, as movement and exercise is made easier and more
comfortable by the buoyancy of the water. Hydrotherapy is suited to
people suffering a variety of ailments, including those recovering
from surgery, strokes, workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents
and sporting injuries. Hydrotherapy is also useful for people
suffering from arthritis or back pain.
The benefits of hydrotherapy pools include strengthening
muscles, relieving pain, mobilising joints, promoting improved
stability, balance and co-ordination and improving overall