Pain Management

MetroRehab Hospital is the trusted place to turn to for deconditioning and pain management issues.

Deconditioning occurs when you lose physical function. You may experience deconditioning in parts of your body due to surgery, illness or injury. Pain is defined as unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. How we experience pain is unique to each of us. Some feel pain very intensely and others feel less so.

Deconditioning and pain can have significant negative effects including limiting your everyday activities and making it hard to concentrate. You may become less social and isolate from the people around you. Feelings of frustration and stress can result. Through our reconditioning and pain management programs, you can benefit from strength and conditioning training that helps you live the life you want with confidence. 

We have a wide range of reconditioning and pain management programs. If you are recovering from recent surgery, or have noticed that your usual level of independence has declined and you need additional support, we can create an individually tailored reconditioning and pain management program to help improve your wellbeing.

The reconditioning program focuses on improving your strength, endurance and balance as well as optimising your ability to perform your routine daily tasks. Getting in and out of a car, moving about outdoors and practising preparing a simple meal are all important aspects of our comprehensive reconditioning program.

What We Offer

Our multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach means you benefit from the most appropriate mix of allied health therapies and the combined expertise of our clinicians. 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 reconditioning and pain management programs aim to:

Reconditioning & Pain Management Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Our inpatient service offers a tailored rehabilitation program to suit your individual needs with the goal of improving your functional capacity and enhancing 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 and hydrotherapy pool. Our meals are cooked on site and a nutritional plan can be advised by our in-house dietitians. In this program you will receive an individualised treatment plan which sets your personalised goals for rehabilitation.

Reconditioning & Pain Management Day Rehabilitation Program

The day program provides rehabilitation to patients who are well enough and independent enough to come in 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.

Enquire today! 02 8585 4900 or [email protected]


To participate in our stroke rehabilitation programs, simply obtain a referral from your neurologist or general practitioner. Referrals can be completed online at 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.”

- Joel


“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.’’

- Frank