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.
The Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing is a specialised rehabilitation unit of the Royal Adelaide Hospital that is located at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.
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.
contact their usual medical provider for clearance and outlining any restrictions.
Please contact the Centre for Physical Activity in Ageing to obtain an enrolment form to be completed along with your referral.
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.
Car parking and 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.
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.
For all enquiries contact:
Phone: (08) 8222 1891
Fax: (08) 8222 1828
207-255 Hampstead Road Northfield South Australia
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