Rehabilitation Programs – Day Patient
Who would benefit from the day patient rehabilitation program?
The day patient rehabilitation program is for patients who have had an illness, surgery or a long hospital stay and require a multidisciplinary team approach to assist with their recovery.
You will be assessed by a rehabilitation consultant and the relevant allied health professionals during your first appointment.
During the assessment it will be determined if your needs are suitable for group or individual sessions.
Most sessions are run in small groups and include an exercise session, an education component and any other relevant input (e.g. cognitive, pain, oedema, upper limb treatment, communication, swallowing management).
The exercise sessions may be run by the physiotherapist or exercise physiologist, and will include exercises specifically designed to help your recovery.
The occupational therapist runs upper limb, educational and cognitive sessions for patients who require this assistance.
Other health professionals will be referred to as needed.
Two hours per session, twice a week for four to six weeks.
You will be advised of your session times when booking.
The Multidisciplinary Team
- Rehabilitation Consultant
- Occupational Therapist
- Exercise Physiologist
- Allied Health Assistant
- Social Worker (as required)
- Speech Pathologist (as required)
- Nursing (as required)
Who to ask about the program
- Your treating doctor
- Your treating allied health professional