The General & Amputee Rehabilitation team at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre provides specialised prosthetic and non-prosthetic rehabilitation following an amputation.
We provide the following services:
Our rehabilitation services take into account the person's circumstances and goals.
Our therapy team works with the patient and their family or support network to provide education, information and support. We aim for all patients achieve maximum independence with their mobility and self-care.
We assist patients to return home with or without supportive services. Most people with lower limb amputations need a wheelchair.
Some patients require specialised equipment or modifications to their homes before they can return. Others may want to consider alternative living arrangements such as residential care (either temporary or long-term). Our staff can provide information about all available options and assist patients to access equipment or services where possible.
After discharge from hospital, we provide outpatient rehabilitation therapy.
People who use a prosthesis attend our clinic regularly to start with, and then once a year ongoing to monitor their prosthetic device.
You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health practitioner to access this service.
A pre-amputation assessment is available to assess and provide information.
Patients are usually admitted directly from the acute hospital once they are medically stable - sometimes as soon as a week after surgery.
Find out how to refer your patient.
Phone: 03 9490 7530
Fax: 03 9490 7586
Phone: 03 9490 7666
Fax: 03 9490 7222
Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm
Orthotics & Prosthetics
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard