Are You About To Have A Hip, Knee Or Shoulder Surgery?
Surgery can be daunting... questions many people ask are:
'How will I feel after the surgery?'
'How long will I be in hospital and what should I expect while I'm there?'
'Do I need to go to a rehab facility or can I go home?'
'How long will it be until I can drive again?'
Your GP or surgeon are vital sources of information and can help answer many of these questions. Unfortunately your time with them can be limited and you might leave your appointment with those questions you forgot to ask.
Richmond Rehab can offer you a pre-surgical consult to help answer all of these questions and introduce you to an early rehabilitation program prior to surgery. We appreciate that you're looking at a surgery because you're likely significantly impacted by pain which can make getting to appointments difficult. That is why we offer this service both in the clinic or in your home!
How Can Physiotherapy In The Home Benefit You?
If you're about to have a joint replacement, such as a hip or knee, your ability to get around is significantly impacted for the first week or so. Negotiating the house, performing your exercises correctly and your activities of daily living can all be challenging. This may be a big reason why many people choose to go to a rehabilitation facility. However this can be relatively expensive and isn't the same as recuperating in your own home with your loved ones nearby.
Our Physiotherapists can help you with
Identifying areas that you might struggle with and arranging the supply of equipment to help. This might include crutches, walking frames, shower chairs or hand rails.
Monitor Your Rehab Exercises
Our physiotherapists deliver a tailored exercise program under the guidance of your surgeon following joint replacement. We provide our patients with all required equipment and access to our online exercise programs to help guide you between visits.
Your physiotherapist will liaise with your surgeon and GP. We will even provide your existing physiotherapist your progress report should you choose to continue your late stage rehab in their rooms.
How Much Does In The Home Cost?
Local Home Visit - $135.50
Discuss post surgical progress
Assess your level of function & review how you are negotiating around your home
Delivery of any required hands on treatment and exercise review
Plan progress and provide you with a personalised exercise program with access to tailored exercise videos
Review of exercise progress and discuss any issues you might be having
Progress of your exercise progress your exercise program as able
* Please note additional costs may apply for patients outside the Richmond area or for patients who require longer sessions to meet complex needs.
How Many In-Home Treatments Would I need?
We typically see our post-surgical patients in-home twice per week for two weeks. Depending on how you're going, we usually see our patients in the clinic rooms or write a referral letter back to your regular physiotherapist at week 3.
Why Would I Choose In-Home Rehab Over Rehab At A Private Facility?
The private inpatient rehab setting is ideal for those who have experience complications following their surgery or for those who lack the appropriate support at home to get by. Inpatient rehab typically delivers physiotherapy twice daily, has onsite hydrotherapy and provides you with a fully supported setting.
Rehab in the home is ideal for those who are managing well with their pain and mobility, have a supportive environment at home, have external demands such as work that can be done from home, or are financially challenged with funding inpatient rehab.
Which Areas Do We Provide This Service For?
We currently offer our In-Home rehab service to Richmond and its surrounding suburbs (Hawthorn, Kew, Abbotsford, East Melbourne, South Yarra & Burnley *additional fees may apply).
We may be able to service your area if you fall outside this zone, though a surcharge may apply.
Do You Have More Questions?
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