Rehabilitation

Once you have left Fiona Stanley Hospital and have finished as an outpatient at the Physiotherapy department there are very few options for rehabilitation in Western Australia.

Fiona Stanley Hospital Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy

If your functional ability and skills are changing, either improving or getting worse, it is possible to be referred back to the State Rehabilitation Service at Fiona Stanley Hospital as an outpatient. To do this you need to get a referral from your GP to see a spinal specialist. The specialist will then assess your overall health and will decide if you require additional physiotherapy or occupational therapy.

Rocky Bay

Rocky Bay is a leading provider of disability services, offering choice and independence to people of all ages living with disability in Western Australia.

Specialising in rehab, they have a Skills Functional Rehab Pathway (SARP) which may be suitable for some post hospitalisation individuals. Their team of staff include Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Fitness Officers, Psychologists and Social Workers.

Rocky Bay have facilities in Mosman Park, Cockburn, Midland, Mandurah and Osborne Park, and also offer respite in their first class guest houses in Rockingham, Gosnells and Beeliar.

For enquiries, email clinserv@rockybay.org.au or ring 93835111 and ask to speak with Customer Engagement.

Note, services provided can either be under NDIS, under block funding or private.

Neuromoves by Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA)

NeuroMoves offers a range of exercise services to suit an individual’s goals. Exercise services are tailored to work around an individual’s disability to enhance their function and mobility, and increase their independence.

Exercise services include:

Locomotor Training (LT): An intensive program involving a treadmill and body weight support harness system to help the nervous system relearn motor patterns associated with walking.

Activity Based Therapy (ABT): A highly physically challenging program involving a range of task specific activities aimed at skill acquisition and the improvement of function and independence.

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES): A therapy utilising small electrical pulses to initiate muscle movement in people with paralysis, using the RT300 cycle & RT600 Step and stand.

Strength and Conditioning (S&C): A cardio and strength program involving a wide range of exercises aimed at improving overall fitness, strength and endurance.

Gym: A general fitness, health, wellbeing and social participation program, offered in a group class setting.

NeuroMoves Kids: A specialist program involving any of the above programs specifically for children.

For more information visit https://scia.org.au/services/neuromoves

NeuroMoves is located at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup. NeuroMoves offers FREE initial assessments for SCIA members. For enquiries email neuromoves@scia.org.au or 1800 819 775.