The Active Health and Wellbeing program at St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation Hospital provides access to specialist rehabilitation services without the need for private health insurance. Allied health services available through AHW include physiotherapy, exercise physiology, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, women’s and men’s health, dietetics, and speech pathology.
The range of specialist allied health services are available without the need for a referral for the treatment of common conditions such as strains and sprains, lower back and neck pain, sports injuries, pain management, problems relating to activities of daily living, speech and dietary-related conditions, and incontinence.
Rehabilitation ensures people obtain the best possible recovery after an injury, accident or illness so they can continue living healthy, productive lives. The programs may be offered in purpose-built rehabilitation gymnasiums and a hydrotherapy pool, and are led by specialist physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and occupational therapists.
Physiotherapists assist people through movement and exercise, manual therapy, and education and advice. Exercise physiologists design safe and effective exercise programs and also work with people affected by acute or chronic medical conditions after an injury, trauma or disability.
Occupational therapy enables people to participate in their activities of everyday life, while women’s and men’s health services are provided by experienced physiotherapists who have specialist knowledge and expertise in this area.
For appointments and further information, phone 9788 3331. A referral is not required for AHW services unless accessing services under a general practitioner management plan or team care arrangements.
ST JOHN OF GOD FRANKSTON REHABILITATION HOSPITAL
A: 255-265 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston
T: 9788 3333