About Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing

The Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing was established in 1981 to contribute to the quality of life of individuals through the provision of specialised physical rehabilitation, wellness and education programs and through scientific research. A leader in its field the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing was a finalist at the 2012 SA Health awards.

Rehabilitation facilities

A comprehensively equipped gymnasium and exercise laboratory is available for rehabilitation exercise, conducting fitness testing within rehabilitation and research programs. Clients with disabilities and physical limitations are well accommodated through modification of existing equipment items and programs. Water based programs are conducted in the hydrotherapy pool, and various ‘off campus' programs can be conducted that utilise the facilities of different community groups/organisations.

The Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing is staffed by a team of qualified, experienced and accredited exercise physiologists, fitness leaders and other health professionals.

Rehabilitation programs and services

Rehabilitation programs and services available from the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing are:

  • chronic disease management exercise programs and classes
  • massage
  • health Assessments and Exercise assessments
  • general exercise and walking programs
  • water based programs
  • gymnasium programs

Obtaining a referral to the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing

To participate in programs and services offered by the Centre for Physical Activity and Ageing you will need to obtain a referral.

All clients entering the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing rehabilitation programs must be appropriately preferred and must obtain clearance form their doctor. 

Getting there

If you are travelling to the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing located at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre by bus please click on either of the following links for bus timetables and routes. Please visit Adelaide Metro for further details. 

Disabled access

The hospital is accessible for wheelchairs. Car parking spaces for people with disability permits are available in all patient and visitor car parks.

Car parking

Parking is available onsite and the first 2 hours are free. Rates are payable by the hour, starting at $2.50. The full day rate (8 hours or more) is $13.00.

A free short-term drop off and pick-up area is available near the main building.

If you are a volunteer or have to attend the hospital for frequent clinical reasons you can apply for a fee exemption.

For more information on car parking fees and exemptions, see the  Car parking fees page or contact the site Car Parking Officer on (08) 8222 1643.

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