Griffith Rehabilitation Hospital has a range of inpatient rehabilitation programs coordinated by a Rehabilitation Physician or Geriatrician. Your rehabilitation team will include Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Nurses.
Your rehabilitation team may also include:
- General Practitioner
- General Physician
- Respiratory Physician
- Speech Pathologist
- Stoma Therapist
Our team will assess your requirements and capabilities in regard to mobility, self-care and other activities of daily living. They will work with you and your family or carer to establish realistic rehabilitation goals. An individual treatment plan will be developed specific to your needs and preferences. You will be consulted and involved in all stages of your rehabilitation.
We look forward to assisting you on the path to improved self-management and health.
Our orthopaedic programs are structured for patients following injury or surgery, to ensure a speedy and more positive recovery.
With the guidance of a multidisciplinary team, along with specialised facilities including gymnasium and non-chlorinated, heated hydrotherapy pool, rapid improvements towards realistic goals can be expected. Our staff will help with arranging any equipment or home modifications which are needed for safe discharge.
These programs are aimed at achieving the highest level of physical function following:
- Total hip replacement and revision
- Surgery for a fractured neck of femur
- Total knee replacement and revision
- Spinal surgery
- Other orthopaedic surgery
- Road traffic accident
- Severe fall, fracture or non surgical procedure
- Arthritis or soft tissue injury and trauma
Our neurological rehabilitation programs aim to improve function, reduce symptoms and improve the wellbeing of the patient. There may also be a strong focus on compensatory measures to assist patients to reach maximal independence. Families and carers are encouraged to be involved in the rehabilitation process. Our Occupational Therapists may undertake a home visit with the patient or carer and assist with provision of any extra equipment or home modifications to ensure a safe discharge.
These programs are designed to meet the needs of people with neurological conditions including but not limited to:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain injury
- Spinal surgery
Our reconditioning programs are designed for patients who have experienced recent surgery, prolonged hospitalisation, complex illness and / or bed rest with resultant deconditioning.
Deconditioning can result in weakness, decreased confidence, functional loss of mental capacity and decreased ability to manage activities of daily living.
A structured, personalised rehabilitation program is designed to address the increased frailty, immobility and reduced confidence which results from deconditioning.
Our cardiac programs specialise in in the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a recent cardiac event or are experiencing disability and dependency following a cardiac event or illness where the patient requires support and guidance with mobility and daily tasks.
Our respiratory programs are designed to assist patients with chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive airways disease. These programs include exercise, education and support to help the patient function at the highest level possible.
Respiratory rehabilitation has been shown to reduce dyspnoea and fatigue, improve mood and enhance the patient's sense of self control over their condition.
Our amputee programs are specifically designed to assess and efficiently manage the mechanical, functional and emotional aspects of patients after experiencing amputation. Rehabilitation plays a major role in overall recovery, building mental and physical strength and acquiring new skills. The aim of amputee rehabilitation is to achieve a higher level of functional independence, confidence and comfort.
Our pain programs are structured to provide patients with strategies to deal with their chronic pain and improve their quality of life. Interventions include reducing pain through a regular exercise program including strengthening and flexibility and assisting with stress reduction and coping strategies, along with assessment of medication management.
- Clothes appropriate for physiotherapy / gym sessions (eg, tracksuit pants or shorts and short sleeve shirts)
- Comfortable, well fitting shoes / slippers with enclosed heels
- Personal toiletries (including electric shaver if required)
- Walking aids (if you currently use them)
- All personal electrical equipment brought into the hospital must be presented to staff to be tested and tagged for safety before use
What not to bring:
- Talcum powder
- Valuable personal effects
- Excessive cash
- Heat packs / hot water bottle