Build strength and function with our personalised orthopaedic day rehabilitation program
Matilda Nepean’s day orthopaedic rehabilitation program provides a personalised rehabilitation program for individuals following hip or knee replacements, trauma or fractures.
The program – offered on a sessional basis on set days and times a week – is delivered by our multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, hydrotherapists, rehabilitation specialists and nurses. An individualised treatment plan is developed based on each individual’s needs and goals.
Our team works with you to help build strength, improve the range of joint movement, improve walking quality and tolerance, and improve balance to help promote independence and reach your optimal capability.
Enquire about our orthopaedic day rehabilitation program
Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Matilda Nepean for our day orthopaedic rehabilitation program, or contact us directly for more information.
Access rehabilitation services as a day patient or an inpatient
Depending on your needs, rehabilitation programs can be accessed as an inpatient (where you stay at the hospital) or as a day patient.
Our wellness program enables you to continue your exercise program
Learn more about opportunities to continue your exercise regime at the end of your rehab program via our day wellness program, which is supervised independent exercise for one hour in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does day rehabilitation involve?
An initial consultation with a rehabilitation specialist will be scheduled prior to commencing to determine which program is most suitable for your needs. This is likely to include 2-3 sessions per week of between 1.5 – 2 hours duration. Your doctor will discuss which therapies are recommended to treat your condition and they will arrange follow-up consultations throughout your program.
Do I need a referral to access a rehabilitation program?
A referral is required from your GP or specialist to access one of our programs. You will be assessed by our rehabilitation specialist once your referral has been processed.
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?
Most patients with private health cover will have a no-gap payment, which means your health fund will cover 100% of the program.
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.
Do you provide assistance with transport?
If you’re not able to organise your own transport, we may be able to provide transport to and from the hospital – depending on your location – for a small cost. Our administration team will be pleased to assist with any transport requirements.
What are the hours of operation for the rehabilitation program?
Our day rehabilitation programs operate Monday to Friday between 8.00am-4.00pm.