At Wolper patients can remain under the care of their own GP if they are accredited by the Hospital, or be cared for by one of our physicians or specialists. At every step of treatment, our expert team will provide a wide range of services, including physiotherapy, occupational therapy and pharmacy medication review. We provide high quality nursing care and our discharge planner will arrange any special services or support needed when returning home.
Rehabilitation for Older People
Wolper’s Rehabilitation for Older People unit provides short-stay restorative care for patients with complex medical needs. The Unit is run by geriatricians who specialise in rehabilitation supported by a full multidisciplinary team which includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, exercise physiologists, a speech pathologist, pharmacist, dietitian and discharge planner.
In keeping with Jewish customs, our palliative care service offers a warm, empathetic and reassuring environment that allows patients to maintain their dignity in an atmosphere of traditional values. Wolper’s palliative care staff are specially trained to provide counselling and support for both patients and their family members.
The ward has 11 beds dedicated to patients requiring palliative care with the focus being on pain relief and symptom control, enhancing quality of life. We also recognise the needs of family and friends, who are encouraged to take part in the care of their loved one. Our consultant doctors work closely with staff to address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families.
Inpatient rehabilitation is suitable for people experiencing functional deficit caused by a range of conditions including post orthopaedic surgeries or musculoskeletal conditions.
The goal of Wolper’s inpatient rehabilitation program is to enable patients to return to a safe and independent lifestyle within their home, community and work environment.
Treatment is provided by a specialist multidisciplinary team which includes a rehabilitation specialist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nursing staff, exercise physiologists and discharge planner.
Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists will assess and plan a treatment program specific to the patient’s needs to maximise function and to promote independence.
Rehabilitation services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and hydrotherapy in our heated chlorine-free pool. Other services can be arranged on a needs basis.
Day Rehabilitation (outpatient) is suitable for patients who do not require inpatient nursing care and who are experiencing functional deficit caused by a range of conditions including post orthopaedic surgeries, musculoskeletal conditions such as fractures, trauma or injuries and some chronic conditions.
The Day Rehabilitation program runs for four weeks and usually requires three hours of participation at each appointment. A tailored program will be developed and will include at least two forms of therapy being physiotherapy, hydrotherapy or occupational therapy.
Patients will be cared for by a highly experienced team that will work collaboratively to achieve defined goals.
The team includes a rehabilitation specialist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, nursing and wound care staff and other allied health staff as required.
MoveWell Exercise Program
The MoveWell Program offers a range of exercise classes in our rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool. These classes are open to all members of the community and focus on specific conditions including:
- Chronic diseases
- Falls and balance management
- Chronic fatigue management
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Musculoskeletal conditions
Wolper Physio at Home
Wolper’s home-based physiotherapy service provides individually tailored treatment programs delivered in your own home, aged care facility or retirement village.
Our friendly, experienced physiotherapists can assist in improving mobility, strength and balance and will come to you with all the equipment needed. For more information and bookings please contact Day Rehabilitation administration staff on 8324 2261.
Wolper Private Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology
Wolper’s new private physiotherapy and exercise physiology service extends the Hospital’s reach out into the community even further. Individuals are now able to book private appointments with members of Wolper’s physiotherapy and exercise physiology staff.
Wolper’s physiotherapists are highly trained in treating a wide variety of conditions from injury, post-surgical, illness or concerns related to ageing. Treatment is delivered on a one-on-one basis and is predominantly exercise based with the aim of alleviating pain and restoring function as much as possible.