Neurological rehabilitation program

Day programs

Improve function, mobility and independence on our neurological day rehabilitation program

Arcadia Pittwater’s neurological day rehabilitation program is designed for people who have experienced impairments due to a neurological condition. This day rehabilitation program is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times per week.

These symptoms might include fatigue, muscle weakness, poor coordination, difficulty multitasking, loss of sensation, poor balance, pain, and/or difficulty with speech and swallowing. These symptoms may be impacting everyday activities and having an impact on your quality of life.

All patients have a comprehensive assessment by relevant members of our multidisciplinary team – which includes physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, speech pathologists, dietitians and occupational therapists. We then work with you to develop a tailored rehabilitation program that’s tailored to your particular needs and goals.

A specialist rehabilitation for people with neurological conditions or injuries

This program is suitable for people who:

  • have recently had a stroke
  • are living with a chronic neurological condition and have had a recent illness or injury associated with that condition
  • have recently been diagnosed with a new neurological condition such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or motor neurone disease (MND) and need management and support
  • have Parkinson’s disease and associated difficulties with mobility or activity of daily living
Patient and nurse at Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital
Patient walking outside with nurse during rehab at Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital

Enquire about our neurological day rehabilitation program

Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Arcadia Pittwater for our day neurological 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does day rehabilitation involve?
We will arrange an initial consultation with a rehabilitation specialist to assess your needs and enrol you in a program. Your day rehabilitation program is likely to include two to three sessions a week. Each session will run for between one and a half to two hours. Your doctor will discuss your recommended therapies with you, and you will meet with your rehabilitation specialist 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 day rehabilitation 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
  • a water bottle
  • towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
If you have private health cover, most funds cover 100% of the program – meaning there is often no-gap payment required. Our team will check these details with your health fund prior to your commencement in your program. We will let you know 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?
We may be able to provide transport to and from the hospital – depending on your location – for a small cost. Our administration team can help 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.

Our wellness program enables you to continue your exercise program

You can continue your exercise at the end of your rehabilitation program via our day wellness program, which is supervised independent exercise for one hour sessions in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Hydrotherapy pool at Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital

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