Orthopaedic rehabilitation program

Day programs

Build strength and function on our orthopaedic day rehabilitation program

Arcadia Pittwater’s day orthopaedic rehabilitation program provides a personalised rehabilitation program for people following hip or knee replacements, trauma or fractures.

The program – which is offered on a sessional basis on set days and times a week – is delivered by our experienced multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, hydrotherapists, rehabilitation specialists and nurses. An individualised treatment plan is developed for each person based on their individual needs and goals.

Our team will work with you to help build strength, improve range of joint movement, improve walking quality and tolerance, and improve balance to help promote independence and reach your optimal capability.

Comfortable, supported and compassionate end-of-life care

Arcadia Pittwater also offers compassionate person-centred end-of-life care.

Our large palliative care rooms are designed to accommodate a loved one who may wish to stay with the patient. This allows for maximum contact during imminent death and enables loved ones to be closely involved with their loved one’s care, should they wish to do so. It also enables our caring palliative care team to provide the very best individualised care to each of our patients, and their family and loved ones.

A referral from a doctor or healthcare provider is needed to access this service. Potential patients and families are encouraged to contact a member of our care team at Arcadia Pittwater directly to discuss their individualised needs before obtaining a referral.

Patient exercising during Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital orthopaedic rehabilitation
Patient changing rooms used for Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital’s wellness program

Enquire about our orthopaedic day rehabilitation program

Talk to your treating doctor about a referral to Arcadia Pittwater for our day orthopaedic rehabilitation program, or contact us directly for more information.

Access rehabilitation services as a day patient or an inpatient

Depending on your needs, rehabilitation programs can be attended as an inpatient (where you stay at the hospital) or as a day patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does day rehabilitation involve?
We will arrange an initial consultation with a rehabilitation specialist to assess your needs and enrol you in a program. Your day rehabilitation program is likely to include two to three sessions a week. Each session will run for between one and a half to two hours. Your doctor will discuss your recommended therapies with you, and you will meet with your rehabilitation specialist throughout your program.
Do I need a referral to access a rehabilitation program?
A referral is required from your GP or specialist to access one of our day rehabilitation programs. You will be assessed by our rehabilitation specialist once your referral has been processed.
How do I dress and what do I bring to a rehabilitation session?
  • comfortable clothes for exercise
  • suitable covered footwear
  • a water bottle
  • towel and swimming costume for hydrotherapy
What are the fees and charges for day rehabilitation?
If you have private health cover, most funds cover 100% of the program – meaning there is often no-gap payment required. Our team will check these details with your health fund prior to your commencement in your program. We will let you know if there are any out-of-pocket expenses. For example, some health funds charge an excess or co-payment if you have not had any other hospital admissions in the current year. Other options for payment include self-funding, Department Veterans’ Affairs, Comprehensive Third Party and Work Cover.
Do you provide assistance with transport?
We may be able to provide transport to and from the hospital – depending on your location – for a small cost. Our administration team can help with any transport requirements.
What are the hours of operation for the rehabilitation program?
Our day rehabilitation programs operate Monday to Friday between 8.00am-4.00pm.

Our wellness program enables you to continue your exercise program

You can continue your exercise at the end of your rehabilitation program via our day wellness program, which is supervised independent exercise for one hour sessions in either the gym or the hydrotherapy pool.
Hydrotherapy session at Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital’s orthopaedic rehabilitation program

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