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Our physiotherapy programs for veterans are run in the Health & Rehabilitation Centre at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital.
We provide the following programs:
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.
These sessions help you to:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.