Improve function and wellbeing on our personalised lymphoedema day rehabilitation program
Our lymphoedema day rehabilitation program is led by a specially qualified therapist and supported by our multidisciplinary team of exercise physiologists, physiotherapists, dietitians, rehabilitation specialists and occupational therapists.
This program is suitable for individuals:
- with a diagnosis of primary or secondary lymphoedema
- who have persistent swelling which has been extensively investigated by their GP (in the absence of a diagnosis)
- who have been treated for cancer and have early stages of lymphoedema or are at risk of developing lymphoedema due to radiation or lymph node dissection.
This day rehabilitation program is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times a week.
Enquire about our lymphoedema day rehabilitation program
Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Matilda Nepean for our day lymphoedema rehabilitation program, or contact us directly for more information.
Access rehabilitation services as a day patient or an inpatient
Depending on an individual’s needs, rehabilitation programs can be accessed as an inpatient (where you stay at the hospital) or as a day patient.
Find out more about our post-rehabilitation wellness programs
At the end of your rehabilitation or conditioning program, you will have the opportunity to continue your exercise regime via our day wellness program. This is a program of supervised independent exercise for one hour in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does day rehabilitation involve?
Do I need a referral to access a rehabilitation program?
How do I dress and what do I bring to a rehabilitation session?
- comfortable clothes for exercise
- suitable covered footwear
- water bottle
- towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
Our team will be able to assist and advise what payments will be made by your health fund, and if there are any out-of-pocket expenses. For example, some health funds charge an excess or co-payment if you have not had any other hospital admissions in the current year.
Other options for payment include self-funding, Department Veterans’ Affairs, Comprehensive Third Party and Work Cover.