Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition with a wide variety of symptoms. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Australians are currently living with the disease. If that is you or someone you love, your life may be impacted by common symptoms such as tremors, slowness of movements, muscle rigidity and low mood. This can affect your daily activities such as walking, cooking and more. Through rehabilitation you can significantly slow the severity and duration of symptoms and improve your quality of life. Whether you are newly diagnosed or years have passed, MetroRehab Hospital is the trusted place to turn.

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 Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological condition, which is characterised by both motor (movement) and non-motor symptoms.

What Are the Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease?

The four diagnostic symptoms are of Parkinson’s Disease: tremor, bradykinesia (slowness of voluntary movements), muscle rigidity and postural instability. Other symptoms may include loss of smell, constipation, slowness in thinking, depression, fatigue, changes in speech fluency, micrographia (small handwriting), decrease in speech volume, sleep disturbances and swallowing changes.

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, which 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.

Benefits

Our holistic, multidisciplinary Parkinson’s programs can support you by:

Parkinson's Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

Our Parkinson’s rehabilitation programs allow 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 the best mix of allied health disciplines.

Once inpatient therapy is completed, we encourage clients to attend our day rehabilitation program to gain ongoing benefits.

Parkinson's Day Rehabilitation Program

The Parkinson’s 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.

NDIS

Discover Our NDIS Therapy Support

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]

Referrals

To benefit from our Parkinson’s program, simply obtain a referral from your GP or treating specialist. Referrals can also be made via our website 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.

“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)

Joel

“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

Frank

“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