Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation

Day programs

Manage the effects of Parkinson’s Disease with the support of our expert rehabilitation team

Arcadia Pittwater offers a rehabilitation program for people who have recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease or who require ongoing support for the effects of their condition.

This day rehabilitation program is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times a week.

Arcadia Pittwater’s individualised program is delivered with input from our multidisciplinary team which includes physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, speech pathologists and rehabilitation specialists. Members of our team are Parkinson’s Disease warrior certified with expertise in exercise prescription. Our speech pathologist is Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) trained, which is a type of voice and speech treatment specifically designed for people living with Parkinson’s Disease.

This program is designed for people seeking support for the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Our programs are based on participants’ individual goals, and take into account individual needs and concerns. This program is suitable for people:

  • who are having difficulty moving and performing everyday activities living with Parkinson’s Disease
  • who are reconditioning after a recent fall and/or injury due to Parkinson’s Disease
  • who have speech and/or swallowing difficulties

Depending on your needs, Parkinson’s Disease rehabilitation programs are available as either inpatient programs or day programs.

Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital parkinson’s disease rehabilitation program
Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital speech pathology consultation

Enquire about our Parkinson’s Disease day rehabilitation program

Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Arcadia Pittwater to attend our Parkinson’s Disease day rehabilitation program, or contact us directly for more information.

Join our program as a day patient or an inpatient

Depending on your needs, this program can be attended 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 by attending our 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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