Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive neurological condition that has many symptoms which can be unpredictable and vary from person to person. It is reported that over 25,000 people in Australia are diagnosed with MS and over two million people worldwide.
Through rehabilitation you can significantly slow the severity and duration of symptoms of MS. Whether you are newly diagnosed or years have passed, MetroRehab Hospital is the trusted place to turn to.
Our rehabilitation programs are individualised to help you to achieve your goals. We take a holistic approach to your wellbeing with a multidisciplinary team of caring and skilled clinicians ready to support you to feel strong and empowered.
Allow our rehabilitation team to assist you to find the best program to suit your individual needs and begin your inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation journey with us today.
What is Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system where there can be interference between nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. This can lead to such symptoms as muscle weakness, numbness and tingling, dizziness, bladder problems and more.
What are the symptoms of MS?
MS symptoms can be different and unpredictable for each individual. The symptoms can also differ depending on the part of the central nervous system that is affected and to what degree. The most common symptoms include muscle weakness, numbness and tingling, dizziness, fatigue, tremors, incontinence and spasms.
What We Offer
We offer the latest state-of-the-art equipment in neurological rehabilitation.
LiteGait & Ergo trainers
LiteGait and Ergo trainer devices support proper posture and reduces the need to weight bear. This eliminates worries about balance and facilitates the training of coordinated lower extremity movement. It also allows the clinician to manually assist the legs and pelvis to achieve proper gait patterns.
The Bioness L300 system lifts your foot if you have drop foot, which can occur as a result of diseases of the central nervous system. This improves your gait pattern, making it smoother and safer. It also stimulates the nerves and is done using functional electrical stimulation with small electrical pulses.
Saebo is a custom fabricated mechanical orthosis that is designed and fitted to the body to allow support for upper limb retraining including reaching and grasping. Saebo allows patients with very little residual hand function to immediately begin performing activities, thereby forging new pathways in the brain.
Under the direction of a specialist rehabilitation doctor, your program can include:
All our clients benefit from a dedicated rehabilitation care coordinator who provides support and guidance throughout your stay. MetroRehab also offers a fully equipped gymnasium with the latest in rehabilitation equipment and a heated hydrotherapy pool in a comfortable air-conditioned environment.
Our neurological rehabilitation therapy program is personalised to suit your needs and goals. Treatment plans are unique to your condition or injury. Some of the common areas of improvement include:
Neurological Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
Our inpatient service offers a tailored rehabilitation program to suit your individual requirements with the goal of improving your functional capacity and enhancing your quality of life. Under the care of a rehabilitation specialist, you will have a program tailored to your needs, incorporating nursing and the most appropriate mix of the full range of allied health disciplines including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, dietetics and clinical psychology. MetroRehab Hospital offers state-of-the-art rehabilitation facilities as well as a hydrotherapy pool. Our meals are cooked on site and our in-house dietiticians can develop an individual nutritional plan. In this program you will receive an individualised treatment plan which sets your personalised goals for rehabilitation.
Neurological Day Rehabilitation Program
The day program provides rehabilitation to patients who are independent enough to attend from home rather than staying in hospital overnight. Patients may also attend the day program after their inpatient rehabilitation admission.
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 Veteran’s 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 NDIS and icare participants as well as full-fee paying patients who may not have private health insurance. For more information please call: 02 8585 4900.
If you think you would benefit from the Neurological Rehabilitation Programs at MetroRehab Hospital, simply arrange a referral from your general practitioner or treating specialist. Referrals for inpatient admissions can be made from our website here or by calling the Rehabilitation Coordinator P (02) 8585 4900 M 0417 200 128. Day program referrals can also be made by calling the Day Program Coordinator 02 8585 4914.
“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.’’