If you have had a major illness, injury or surgery, you may find it difficult to return to the way you previously lived. Whether it’s your mobility, ability to communicate or wellbeing that is affected, your everyday life can be impacted by your new health status.
Rehabilitation can help you to be more independent. It can improve your ability to lead a more active, mobile life and it can enable you to adjust to new ways of doing things.
SA Health’s rehabilitation services provide a range of care and recovery options. Health professionals with different areas of expertise work with you based on your individual needs, and help you to establish realistic rehabilitation goals.
Rehabilitation services can be offered in a range of locations depending on your individual needs, and are designed to meet the needs of different age groups and people with different medical conditions.
Types of rehabilitation services
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation in the Home
- Day rehabilitation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- Orthotics and Prosthetic Services
- Statewide Rehabilitation Services
Patients who use our rehabilitation services
Rehabilitation services are used by people living with the effects of many conditions including:
- brain injury
- spinal cord injury
- orthopaedic conditions
- neurological conditions, cancer and progressive degenerative conditions.
Clinical learning opportunities
Flinders University offers Postgraduate Studies in Rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Flinders University website.
Hydrotherapy pool use
Each Local Health Network (LHN) operates a hydrotherapy pool. Systems for managing these pools are now standardised, ensuring a more coordinated approach to access to pools by third parties and to any consequential fees for those services. The SA Health Swimming Pool Facility Hire Agreement must be used by LHNs for external use of the pool. Please read Community Access Agreement and Charging Information for more information.
For more information about rehabilitation services, contact the rehabilitation team at your local hospital.