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For more than 30 years, Epworth has provided rehabilitation for people:
- with brain injuries and neurological disorders
- recovering from traumatic road or workplace injuries
- recovering from orthopaedic injury or surgery
- managing chronic conditions such as persistent pain, heart disease or cancer
We are leaders in rehabilitation research. Our decades of experience matched with a holistic approach, can maximise a person’s functional ability, encourage independence and enhance quality of life.
Epworth Rehabilitation offers inpatient, outpatient and home / community-based programs, depending on individual needs.
Professionals in the fields of physiotherapy, speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, social work and dietetics are employed at Epworth.
Our dietetics team provide a comprehensive range of nutritional services to inpatients and outpatients, as well as educational support a patient's family and carers. Dietitians are available to consult about nutrition, including assessment, recommendations for nutritional management, implementation of therapeutic diets and nutrition support, nutritional counselling and education.
For inpatients, we focus on optimising your health, nutritional status and quality of life, working closely with our food services teams to meet your nutritional needs.
Our occupational therapists aim to maximise your function and safety. They will aim to facilitate your return to your previous level of function.
Physiotherapists and exercise physiologists use exercise prescription to maximise your potential and assist your return to the community as near to functioning at pre-existing physical levels as possible. Customised programs are provided as inpatient and outpatient services.
Our psychologists work with inpatients, outpatients and people living in the community. The psychology team is comprised of both neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists.
Our psychologists are mainly involved with those receiving rehabilitation following work or motor vehicle accidents or who have experienced stroke or other neurological impairment.
Social workers are available in the acute and rehabilitation areas of our hospitals. Social workers assess the impact of the change in health status on a patient and their family. This assessment enables our treating team to plan and organise your care and discharge based on your individual social needs. We focus on providing family support and community integration.
Our speech pathology team are involved in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of a range of communication, cognitive and swallowing impairments. Our team provides specialist services to maximise the recovery and well-being of people with difficulties arising from a variety of neurological impairments and medical conditions.
Acquired brain injury rehabilitation
Our speech pathologists also specialise in facilitating recovery following acquired brain injuries. This care involves a holistic team approach comprising medical, nursing and allied health professionals, who will assist you to return to activities such as daily tasks, work, study, socialising and eating and drinking.
The following brochures explain our speech pathology services, and the conditions we can manage: