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Orthopaedic rehabilitation

The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre contributes to the provision of rehabilitation services for people following hip and knee replacements, as well as other types of surgery involving bones and joints.

Through therapy, exercise and education, our nursing staff, allied health professionals and rehabilitation specialists aim to improve movement and strength, which have usually decreased following surgery. This therapy, combined with arranging any equipment or home modifications that are needed, is aimed at restoring independence and enabling a safe return home.

Patients who have undergone hip or knee surgery, either for the first time or following a revision, may need rehabilitation, if unable to return home independantly.

Members of our experienced multidisciplinary team include the following health professionals:

  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Allied Health Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Dieticians

Each patient is assessed individually, and a team of accredited and employed health professionals develops a rehabilitation plan according to the individual's particular needs. This program may include:

  • Physiotherapy - exercise & education aimed at improving strength, function & mobility
  • Occupational Therapy – learning and practicing ways to manage self care in preparation for going home and safely resuming your daily routine
  • Hydrotherapy – exercise in warm, shallow water
  • Balance groups – to increase mobility and confidence
  • Activity groups – to restore skills and physical capabilities

Access to any of the services listed above is available via referral from your local GP, physician, surgeon, allied health professional or health insurance. Patients may also refer themselves, or be referred by their family.

To make a referral, please contact us by phone 1300 REHAB (73422) or email rehab@healthscope.com.au

Our multidisciplinary team, comprising of nursing staff, allied health professionals and rehabilitation physicians, contribute to the provision of a comprehensive assessment, treatment and management of people with acquired brain injury, as well as providing support for families. By assessing the medical, physical, functional, cognitive, emotional, vocational, recreational and social issues of our patients, rehabilitation physicians in collaboration with other health professionals ensure all required needs are addressed for successful rehabilitation and integration into the community.

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