Patient Information

Services

Royal Rehab Private Outpatient Services Day Program is suitable for patients who have established rehabilitation needs but do not require the support of inpatient medical or nursing care. Patients may join the “Day Program” following an inpatient episode of care or if they have been referred to a Rehabilitation Specialist from a GP or other healthcare professional.

Royal Rehab Private Outpatient Services specialises in:

  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Stroke recovery
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Post-Spinal surgery rehabilitation
  • Reconditioning
  • Referral Process

Prior to commencing the Day Program, patients need to provide the following documents:

  • Referral letters (external referrals only)
  • Royal Rehab Private Day Program referral form
  • Funding details (Private Health Insurance details; Compensation details if the treatment is related to Workers Compensation or a third party claim)

The first step is to have a referral from your GP or Medical Specialist. This will be reviewed by the team to ensure we can offer you the most appropriate rehabilitation program. You will need to have a medical review with one of our Rehabilitation Specialists (VMO) prior to commencing your program.

A copy of the referral form can be downloaded here.

If you are wanting hydrotherapy as part of your program, you will need to be medically cleared. A copy of this clearance form can be downloaded here.

Person-centred Care

The individualised program is designed for you to get the most out of your sessions, and work towards greater health and activity.

We offer a mix of group classes such as hydrotherapy and a circuit gym group class with our Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist.

Individual sessions can also be offered to those with higher needs, or who need a quieter environment.

Each client within the program is under the care of an experienced Rehabilitation Specialist who works with your treating Allied Health team. It is an expectation of our service, that you will meet with your Rehabilitation Specialist to discuss your rehab plans and goals.

Our therapists will refer to the Post Operative Protocols of your individualised Orthopaedic Surgeon prior to your first appointment. During your program our therapists will make every effort to liaise with your Orthopaedic Surgeon prior to your review appointment to update them with your progress.

Continuum of Care

The initial length of your program is an estimate. As part of your individualised program, each client’s progress is discussed at a Case Conference attended by the VMO and treating Allied Health team.

It’s at this time you may:

  • Have your program extended for a short period of time if you are yet to achieve your goals and /or are still making progress
  • Be discharged from the service (if you have achieved your goals, or perhaps you would benefit from a break)
  • Be referred to another service to continue your rehabilitation

All of these options will be discussed with you following the Case Conference by one of your treating therapists.

What to Bring to Appointments

We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing to exercise in.

If hydrotherapy is part of your program, it is recommended you bring your swimwear with you. Some clients choose to wear their swimwear under their ‘gym’ gear to get into the pool quickly, however this is a personal choice. It is expected that clients are able to independently change their clothing and use the bathroom facilities.

You do not need to bring a towel, they are provided in the hydrotherapy area. A bag for your wet swimmers is also recommended.

Meals

Clients who are attending a “Full Day Program” (3 hours of therapy) will receive a light lunch.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are available throughout the day at the Tea Trolley in our office.

For your convenience, there is a cafe, Dolcini’s, located in the main building who offer a wide range of refreshments that you can purchase.