Neurological Rehabilitation Program

We have a specialised neurological program to facilitate the recovery of patients with neurological injury or illness. Our multidisciplinary team has extensive experience with conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain/spinal surgery

Our rehabilitation philosophy embraces a multidisciplinary approach – assessment by individual disciplines then coordination and planning as a team. Studies have shown that this achieves the best outcomes in neurological rehabilitation.

Upon admission a comprehensive assessment by our team will allow us to tailor a program to address your specific impairments. Your expectations and aspirations will be integral to the planning process as you work towards recovery and increased independence.

Regular team meetings and review of your achievements allows us to set realistic timeframes for discharge and coordinate your care. A family conference is encouraged so you and your family can learn more about your condition and your progress with rehabilitation.

We offer the latest state of the art equipment in neurological rehabilitation. Click here for details.

  • Litegait training – partial body weight support treadmill system for gait retraining
  • Bioness L300 – advanced Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) system to improve muscle activity in the leg when walking
  • Saebo – custom fabricated mechanical orthosis that allows incorporation of the affected arm into functional upper limb retraining or reach and grasp
  • Vivofit activity trackers – wristbands that monitor the number of steps you take each day and give you feedback on your performance.

Other advantages for choosing MetroRehab Hospital for your neurological rehabilitation:

  • Spasticity Management – specialised assessment and treatment by accredited doctors including Botulinum Toxin (Botox) injections; personalised multidisciplinary management program
  • Hydrotherapy – gravity free movement in a warm therapeutic environment can be an effective component of a neurological rehabilitation program; buoyancy can aid range of movement and allow you to build on your fitness, balance and strength; the water can allow you freedom that you can’t achieve on land
  • Stroke/Neurological Rehabilitation Services Coordinator – an experienced therapist is on site to coordinate your rehabilitation pathway, provide education/support to you and your family and ensure the intervention you are receiving is in line with the current evidence base
  • Provision of an Inpatient Program or Day Program (where you come from home for therapy). Our team can provide you advice about which program would be more suitable to your needs.
  • PD Warrior – A challenging circuit class for those with Parkinson’s Disease to improve cardiovascular function, promote independence and reduce the risk of falls
  • LSVT Loud – a program delivered by the Speech Pathologist to improve speech in Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions
  • LVST BIG is provided by a specially trained physiotherapist to people with Parkinson’s Disease who are mainly affected by slow and small movements. An intensive 4 week training course focuses on amplitude i.e. ‘bigness’ of movement to improve everyday living