Reconditioning program

Day programs

Regain strength and condition by attending our reconditioning day program

Different circumstances and illnesses can result in what’s known as “deconditioning”, which is a decline in physical strength, function and independence.

Arcadia Pittwater’s reconditioning day program is designed to strengthen muscles, maintain balance and improve overall physical function to enable you to be more able to return to your activities of daily living.

Staying physically active can help to improve and maintain independence, and enhance your quality of life.

Our reconditioning program is for people who have lost ‘condition’ due to illness or surgery

Our day reconditioning program is suitable for people:

  • who are recovering from acute illness or surgery
  • have had an exacerbation of a chronic illness
  • experiencing an acute exacerbation of inflammatory arthritis with concurrent disability

Our reconditioning day rehabilitation program is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times each week.

Physiotherapist and patient during rehabilitation program at Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital
Patient exercising in Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital’s gym

Enquire about our reconditioning day program

Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Arcadia Pittwater’s reconditioning day 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 by attending our wellness program, which is supervised independent exercise for one hour sessions in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.

Patient arriving in car for Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital’s wellness program

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