What to Expect from Northern Beaches Rehabilitation

What to Expect - Therapy Programs

At NBR, we are constantly striving to provide progressive yet affordable and effective therapy.  Our clients are able to visit us at our accessible, state of the art gym or alternatively, make an appointment for home-based therapy.  Often a combination of these is recommended for cross over of functional achievements and implementation within the community context.  We accept funding from private health funds, third party insurance providers, iCare, chronic care management plans and DVA.

What to Expect - Gym Based Therapy

Our gym based neurological therapy and falls/reconditioning appointments include:

  • Assessment appointments for reviewing treatment outcomes, report generation, pre-post medication challenges and baseline/progress review.
  • Intensive hourly one-to-one rehabilitation therapy – for people requiring two therapist assistance, please speak to the treating therapist to discuss options.
  • Intensive thirty (30) minute one-to-one rehabilitation therapy – for people requiring two therapist assistance, please speak to the treating therapist to discuss options.
  • Small group classes for rehabilitation therapy – suits those requiring regular therapy, but able to complete more independent exercise program that is individually tailored.

What to Expect - Mobile Therapy Treatment

Our mobile therapy appointments include:

  • Assessment appointments for reviewing treatment outcomes, report generation, pre-post medication challenges and baseline/progress review.
  • Intensive 30minute – 1 hourly one-to-one rehabilitation therapy – for people requiring two therapist assistance, please speak to the treating therapist to discuss options.
  • Group classes as appropriate within context i.e. residential facility etc.
  • Home Visits for environmental assessment and modifications as well as community excursions and environments

    What to Expect - Our Appointments

    Clients do not require a referral from a medical practitioner prior to their initial assessment. However if they are seeking treatment for a neurological condition or if they have a complex medical history, it is strongly recommended.

    A thorough assessment may involve some or all of the following:

    • Medical History – past and present.  Medical reports, hospital discharge summaries and scans relevant to the client’s medical condition being treated are encouraged to accompany the initial assessment only.
    • Objective Assessment –
      • Neurological assessment may include posture assessment, gait analysis (through video if consent is obtained), muscle strength assessment, fitness testing, sensation assessments, balance assessments.
      • Musculoskeletal and post-operative assessment may include functional movement and mobility assessment, joint range of motion testing and muscle strength assessment.
    • Goal Setting and Treatment Planning – including intensity of treatment required.
    • Reports generated to referring practitioners where appropriate.

    What To Expect - Post Operative Therapy

    Our post-operative and musculoskeletal therapy appointments include:

    • Assessment appointments for establishing a management plan and assessing current function.
    • Intensive thirty (30) minute one-to-one therapy focusing on manual therapy and required hands-on treatment.
    • Establishing a graded exercise program to allow for self-management and ensure return to normal activities.
    • Group classes including – Clinical Pilates and strength and conditioning.

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