Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal
Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal disorders are a collection of health conditions that impact areas such as joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Included in this category are conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, tendinitis just to name a few. These issues can be common and there are many reasons why they can occur such as an injury, lack of physical activity, family history, and the natural aging process. Rehabilitation can play a vital role in supporting you to regain mobility, strength and independence.
At MetroRehab Hospital our orthopaedic and musculskeletal rehabilitation programs are personalised to support you to achieve your goals and we take a multidisciplinary approach which means you benefit from the most appropriate mix of allied health therapies to assist in you to achieve the best outcomes. If you are living with a musculoskeletal disorder or recovering from orthopaedic surgery or a musculoskeletal issues, our multi-disciplinary team can create a personalised plan to meet your rehabilitation needs.
Some of the common conditions we rehabilitate are:
- Joint replacement surgery including hip, knee, and shoulder replacements
- Fractures (e.g. hip, pelvic, spinal, arm and lower leg fractures) including those requiring surgical management, and those managed conservatively without surgical intervention
- Orthopaedic trauma/ multi-site fractures (e.g. motor vehicle or pedestrian accident)
- Muscle tears (rotator cuff surgery)
- Spinal surgery
- Following limb amputation
What We Offer
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.
On commencing the orthopaedic rehabilitation program, you will undergo a comprehensive assessment that will allow us to tailor an individualised treatment program to address your specific impairments and goals. Active involvement in your rehabilitation planning and treatment will be integral to your recovery and increased independence.
Orthopaedic Inpatient Rehabilitation Program
The orthopaedic inpatient rehabilitation program is offered to people requiring hospital care and rehabilitation following their orthopaedic condition or surgery. We have 37 inpatient beds and offer both single and shared room accommodation with ensuite facilities. We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible so you can focus on your recovery and participate in your therapy program.
Orthopaedic Day Rehabilitation Program
The day program provides rehabilitation to patients who are independent enough to come in from home rather than staying in hospital. Day patients participate in an individually-tailored, interdisciplinary rehabilitation program under the direction of a rehabilitation specialist and have access to the hospital’s rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool.
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.
To participate in our orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation programs, simply obtain a referral from your general practitioner. Referrals can be completed online at metrorehab.com.au or via fax on 02 9564 3064.
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 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.
“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.’’