If you or someone you care about is living with cancer, MetroRehab Hospital is the trusted place to turn to for rehabilitation.
We understand that cancer and its treatments can cause side effects that impact your daily life. Pain, fatigue, and muscle weakness are some of the common issues. Through rehabilitation, you can reduce the severity and duration of symptoms.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, or are currently undergoing or have completed your treatment, our team are ready to support you with rehabilitation programs that are individualised to help you to achieve your goals. We take a holistic approach to wellbeing with a multidisciplinary team of caring and skilled clinicians ready to support you to feel strong and empowered. Begin your rehab journey with us today.
What Types of Cancer Can Our Programs Assist With?
Our cancer rehabilitation programs assist with the recovery from colon cancer, cervical cancer, bone cancer, myeloma, lung cancer, brain tumours and their associated treatments.
- Colon Cancer: Colon cancer might also be known as bowel cancer, depending on where it starts. It grows from the inner lining and can develop small growths call polyps. If left untreated it can grow and spread to the lymph nodes.
Cervical Cancer: Cervical cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of a female’s cervix. The most common symptoms of cervical cancer can include vaginal bleeding between periods, heavier periods, bleeding and pain after intercourse. The most common cause of cervical cancer is the infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV) and is often detected in a routine cervical cancer screening test.
Bone Cancer: Bone cancer is cancer that begins in the bones. There are more than 30 different types of bone cancer. The most common symptoms of bone cancer is pain in the bones and joints. Some of the causes of bone cancer can include radiotherapy and genetic factors.
Myeloma: Myeloma is a type of blood cancer that develops from plasma cells in someone’s bone marrow. The most common symptoms of myeloma may include bone pain, tiredness or frequent infections. Although the causes of myeloma are unknown, it is not considered hereditary.
Lung Cancer: Lung cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in someone’s lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Australia. Some of the most common symptoms of lung cancer may include shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain and loss of appetite. The most common causes of lung cancer include second-hand smoke, tobacco smoking and family history.
Brain Tumours: Brain tumours are a form of brain cancer with almost 40 major types. The most common symptoms of a brain tumour include headaches, seizures, loss of balance and nausea. There are factors that can increase your risk of brain cancer, including inherited and genetic conditions.
What We Offer
Treatment for cancer can be difficult. Side effects such as pain, fatigue and muscle weakness can be common. MetroRehab Hospital’s cancer rehabilitation programs can support you to optimise your physical and psychological wellbeing during and after cancer treatment. The programs are specifically designed for people with a primary diagnosis of cancer who are medically stable and physically able to participate.
Under the direction of a specialist rehabilitation doctor, your program
All our clients benefit from a dedicated rehabilitation care coordinator who provides support and guidance throughout your stay. MetroRehab Hospital also offers specialised assessment and treatment of Botox to help you manage your condition. We also offer a fully equipped gymnasium with the latest in rehabilitation equipment and a heated hydrotherapy pool in a comfortable air-conditioned environment.
Our cancer rehabilitation programs are personalised to suit your needs and goals. Some of the common areas we support clients with include:
MetroRehab offers a fully-equipped gymnasium with the latest in rehabilitation equipment, and a heated hydrotherapy pool in a comfortable air-conditioned environment.
Cancer Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Our inpatient cancer rehabilitation program allows you to stay overnight and receive 24/7 support in our friendly and caring environment. You will enjoy the comforts of a boutique facility, nutritious and delicious meals prepared onsite and a program that incorporates nursing and a mix of allied health disciplines.
Once inpatient therapy is completed, we encourage clients to attend our day rehabilitation program to gain ongoing benefits.
Inpatient Program Details
Cancer Day Rehabilitation Program
The cancer day rehabilitation program provides rehabilitation to patients who do not require overnight stays. Day patients participate in individually tailored rehabilitation programs under the direction of a rehabilitation specialist and have access to the hospital’s rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool.
You can access the day program following an admission to an acute hospital, following an inpatient rehabilitation admission or directly from your home.
Discover Our NDIS Therapy Supports
MetroRehab Hospital is a proud provider of NDIS services.
If you are a NDIS participant, you may be able to access therapy in the following categories:
- Improved Daily Living – Therapy Supports
- Improved Health and Wellbeing
- Assistive Technology
Our services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, exercise physiology, hydrotherapy, psychology, music therapy, dietetics and more.
Fees & Charges
MetroRehab Hospital has established contracts with all major health insurers and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to minimise your costs. In many cases the fee is covered by the health insurer, however we encourage you to check with your fund if any additional charges apply to your health policy. We also cater for full-fee paying patients who do not have private health insurance.
“I presented to Metro Rehab at the end of August after a fall. I sustained a small fracture in the cup of the hip which meant I needed rehab in order to walk again. I have cerebral palsy which posed extra challenges to rehabilitation.
The excellent staff and facilities at MetroRehab enabled me to be discharged after a month of intense daily physio and hydrotherapy coupled with frequent monitoring from the occupational therapist.
The two features I really liked were the way in which all the components of the MR operation worked together very collaboratively and the positive atmosphere that pervaded the whole facility. This is a place where the cleaners are appreciated and known by name!”
- Patrick (78)
“The team at MetroRehab are so caring and attentive. They put in so much passion and believe in what they are doing each and every day. If they notice that you have improved even a little bit, they throw a proverbial party and I love that.”
“I am lucky I have a supportive family. I will turn to MetroRehab for as long as I can. I enjoy the people and enjoy coming here. MetroRehab and I will be allies for years to come.’’