Our rehabilitation service uses a multidisciplinary approach where nursing staff, specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech therapists, dietitians, exercise physiologists, psychologists, podiatrists, orthotists/prosthetists and pharmacists work together to ensure the best patient outcomes are achieved.
Mater rehabilitation programs are provided at the Pimlico Campus. Our rehabilitation programs include both overnight and day services.
Rehabilitation can be provided for a number of reasons which may include:
- Deconditioning following an illness or surgery
- Orthopaedic conditions following surgery or fracture
- Neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
To participate in rehabilitation, you require a referral from a doctor. From there, we will complete a face-to-face assessment if you are in Hospital, or otherwise over the phone. We will gain information about your story and your condition and discuss your rehabilitation goals. When you are seen by the doctor and allied health team, they will complete further assessments and talk to you about a rehabilitation plan.
Mater has a state-of-the-art, purpose-built rehabilitation gym that allows you to spend dedicated time with your therapists working towards your specific goals. Here you will acheive enhanced confidence and improved safety to carry over into your home and work life.
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Our overnight rehabilitation program includes attending the rehabilitation gym as well as therapy in the ward. You will also have exercises, education and activities to practice outside of therapy times to work towards your goals.
We have regular meetings with the rehabilitation team to discuss progress towards your goals which includes discharge planning. You and your family will be involved in these discussions and there will be a member of staff available if you have questions about your rehabilitation plan and progress.
Our day therapy programs run Monday to Friday. On your first visit we will talk to you about your rehabilitation plan and length of the program. You will need to allow two hours for all of your visits. You will see a variety of therapists based on your rehabilitation plans and goals. Sessions will include one-to-one therapy, as well as group based.
What to bring:
- Comfortable shoes
- Water bottle
- Any medication that you normally carry with you
- Blood monitoring equipment if a diabetic
- Reading glasses if required
- A list of current medications
- Towels will be supplied for your convenience