A physiotherapist and patient in the Kokoda Gym at Heidelberg Repatriation HospitalA physiotherapist and patient in the Kokoda Gym at Heidelberg Repatriation HospitalA physiotherapist and patient in the Kokoda Gym at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

Clinics & services


For veterans

We care for and support veterans to improve balance, mobility, muscle strength and exercise endurance.


Our physiotherapy programs for veterans are run in the Health & Rehabilitation Centre at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.

We provide the following programs:

  • Exercise & balance sessions
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Higher level gym exercise
  • Vietnam & younger veterans gym sessions

Our programs are suitable for a range of health conditions including most musculoskeletal or respiratory conditions and can assist with improving balance, mobility, and muscle strength and exercise endurance.

All sessions and programs are coordinated and led by a qualified physiotherapist or exercise physiologist.

About the programs

Exercise & balance sessions

These sessions help you to:

  • Improve your balance
  • Improve your fitness
  • Improve specific strength deficits
  • Help reduce your risk of falls

Aquatic therapy

These sessions use the therapeutic benefit of our hydrotherapy pool.

A range of musculoskeletal conditions can be improved with exercise in the aquatic environment.

You need to obtain a specific aquatic medical clearance from your GP to access the hydrotherapy pool.

Higher level gym exercise

These sessions combine patient-specific low impact cardiovascular exercise with an exercise program to meet individual treatment goals.

The program is conducted in a well-equipped gym using:

  • Treadmills
  • Exercise bikes
  • Rowing machine
  • Pulleys and weights
  • Step machine and leg press

Vietnam & younger veterans gym sessions

These sessions enable you to do gym-based exercise depending on your medical condition.

All programs are specifically tailored to meet your individual goals and may include exercise to:

  • Improve your fitness
  • Improve muscle control and strength
  • Improve flexibility
  • Address specific musculoskeletal conditions or problem areas

Getting here

If you are able to drive yourself, parking is available on site at a discounted rate of $1 per day.

Some disabled parking spaces are available on site. A map is available on request.

DVA transport can be arranged if you are eligible. Check with our staff regarding specific arrangements based on your session times.

If your DVA taxi has not arrived, call either:

  • Physiotherapy HRC on 03 9496 2892
  • DVA Transport (City) on 1300 550 455 to check, confirm or cancel your DVA transport booking 


You need to be an eligible DVA patient to access this service.

If you are not sure whether you have DVA Allied Health entitlement to access one of our programs, contact us.

All patients accessing our services require a current medical referral, detailing the medical history and physiotherapy treatment request.

Once we receive and triage your referral, we will provide an initial assessment and work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your goals.

Contact us

Physiotherapy Health & Rehabilitation Centre

Phone: 03 9496 2892

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Unable to attend a session? Contact us and leave a message with our administration staff or on the answering machine.