Stroke and neurological rehabilitation
The neurological rehabilitation service at The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre aims to provide best possible recovery and the most independent lifestyle for people following a stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological conditions.
Through comprehensive assessment and provision of a wide range of therapies our nursing staff, allied health professionals and rehabilitation physicians strive to ensure the most optimal outcome for each individual patient, allowing them to resume a fulfilling lifestyle.
- Activities areas
- Computer retraining areas
- Daily living skills training rooms
- Hydrotherapy pool
- Physiotherapy treatment areas.
People who have recently been impaired as a result of a neurological condition. Impairments may include reduced balance, mobility, arm and hand function, impaired speech, memory and/or concentration, walking, as well as emotional or behavioural problems.
Members of our experienced multidisciplinary team include the following health professionals:
- Exercise Physiologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Psychologists/ Neuropsychologists
- Rehabilitation Nurses
- Rehabilitation Physicians
- Social Workers
- Speech Pathologists.
Each patient is assessed individually and our team of health professionals develop a rehabilitation plan according to the individual's particular needs.
This program may include:
- Developing problem solving skills and learning to compensate for memory difficulties
- Exercises and activities at home following discharge
- Exercise to restore speech and language skills such as clarity of speech
- Help with swallowing problems, for example by altering the texture of food and drinks, or modifying posture
- Learning to use equipment, home modifications or support services where required
- Physical re-training and conditioning, often involving a special gym and activity program
- Retraining in day-to-day skills, including areas such as driving, home and leisure activities
- Supportive adjustment and educational counselling to assist dealing with the complex and broad issues associated with neurological conditions.
Patients referred to the neurological programs receive a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary assessment in the physical, cognitive, emotional, functional, vocational and recreational areas.
A rehabilitation plan is devised and regularly reviewed by the team. The involvement of the patientÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family is encouraged.
Continuity of care is achieved through the provision of inpatient and outpatient programs and planned discharge that includes referrals to community services.