Allied Health

Allied health embraces the non-medical health disciplines essential for recovery. Royal Rehab has an extensive allied health team covering all disciplines.

Case Management

Case Management is a client focused, collaborative, and educational practice which aims to empower clients in achieving a distinct set of goals within a defined stage of the rehabilitation journey. This process is managed within a proactive and responsive problem solving approach striving for the seamless integration of essential services.The Case Management process includes assessment, planning, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the services that are necessary to meet a client and their significant other’s ongoing rehabilitation needs.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Food and nutrition are fundamental to health. Our dietitians work with our food services team to give you the nutrition you need and meals you’ll enjoy while staying at Royal Rehab.

If it’s impossible or unsafe to eat normally, they can provide enteral (tube) nutrition, as well as specialised dietary advice to address a range of health conditions, working with all our clinical areas.

They’re also active in research, community and professional education. READ MORE >

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy, or OT, is focused on helping you live as independently as possible.

Occupational therapists devise and help you learn new ways to get things done, advise on home modifications and adaptive equipment, assess driving ability and teach you and your family a range of techniques.

For more, visit the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists

Recreation Therapy

Recreation and leisure are an important part of life, they help to define who we are and represent many of the things that we find enjoyable, satisfying and rewarding. Through recreation and leisure we also develop many of our social networks and relationships with family, friends and the community.

Royal Rehab has provided specialist recreation services to clients for over 25 years at both in-patient and community level in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Spinal Rehabilitation and general Disability Services. Our Recreation Therapists focus on your individual lifestyle and assist you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to continue to independently participate in your recreation and leisure interests at home and in the community.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are experts in movement disorders and provide therapies to help with weak or tight muscles, stiff joints, balance and coordination.

Every client of Royal Rehab has a personalised physiotherapy program to address their needs which may also involve practicing everyday activities such as standing up, walking, climbing stairs and running.

To find out more, visit:
The Australian Physiotherapy Association Physiotherapy Exercises World Confederation for Physical Therapy

Social Work

Illness and disability can present many challenges apart from the obvious medical and physical ones: financial, legal, practical and emotional.

Social workers can help you, your family, friends and carers understand and adjust to changes in your health and physical capabilities, as well as providing information and practical help with accommodation, legal issues and community support.

Psychology

Our psychology team includes clinical psychologists, trained to assess and treat mental illness and psychological problems; and clinical neuropsychologists, who treat the consequences of brain injuries such as difficulties with memory, learning, problem solving and decision making.

They can help individuals and families cope with mood difficulties, adjusting to changes following an injury, relationships and other psychological aspects of illness or injury. For more information on their full range of expertise, visit the Australian Psychological Society.

Speech Pathology

Royal Rehab’s Speech Pathology team provides tailored rehabilitation and support for clients with acquired or developmental speech, language, cognitive, voice and/or swallowing problems. Rehab and support may be delivered individually or in a group, with the goal of optimizing communication and swallowing skills for life. READ MORE >