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Clinics & services

Rehabilitation for amputees

Rehabilitation for amputees

We provide specialised prosthetic and non-prosthetic rehabilitation following amputation.

About us

The General & Amputee Rehabilitation team at the Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre provides specialised prosthetic and non-prosthetic rehabilitation following an amputation.

Our services

We provide the following services:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation


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.


For patients

You need a referral from your GP, specialist or health practitioner to access this service.

For health professionals

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.

Contact us

General & Amputee Rehabilitation


Phone: 03 9490 7530

Fax: 03 9490 7586


Phone: 03 9490 7666

Fax: 03 9490 7222

Email: info.op@austin.org.au

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm


Orthotics & Prosthetics
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Boulevard
Kew Victoria

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