About the program:
Our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program is designed to improve patient’s confidence and independence with daily tasks, exercise tolerance and to educate patient’s following an orthopaedic surgery such as a joint replacement, or a recent accident resulting in surgery or trauma. Rehabilitation is an essential part of the recovery process and we offer specialised care through our comprehensive rehabilitation service our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation team will develop an individualised plan tailored to your needs.
Who can benefit from this program?
Patients who have recently had surgery such as a joint replacement (hip, knee, ankle, shoulder), spinal surgery, fracture or trauma.
Each patient is assessed individually by our rehabilitation team under the direction of an accredited Rehabilitation Specialist, who together will develop a strength and mobility focused rehabilitation program according to the individual’s particular needs and in line with surgical guidelines. Our multidisciplinary team will work with each patient to help them regain independence and resume their day to day life.
The aims of our Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Program include improving:
- Mobility and joint range of movements
- General and localised muscular strength
- Muscular and cardio vascular endurance
- General flexibility
- Pain levels
- Physical, psychological, and social recovery
- Successful return to work, home and recreational activities
Our team will work in collaboration with you, your GP and other specialists to achieve a holistic assessment and integrated treatment regime dedicated to minimising the effect of disability.
This program may include:
- Group or 1:1 physiotherapy with graded activity aimed at progressively increasing general strength, joint range of movements and mobility.
- Exercise physiology focusing on improving cardiovascular endurance, exercise tolerance and overall function.
- Occupational Therapy focusing on retraining safe self-care techniques, organising equipment and ensuring safe home set up for discharge
- Social Work as needed to organise services for discharge
- Dietetics involving education about healthy eating
- Information about medication management
Members of our experienced multidisciplinary team include the following health professionals:
- Exercise Physiology
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Occupational Therapists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Rehabilitation Physicians and Medical Officers
- Social Workers