What is rehabilitation medicine?

Rehabilitation medicine is the diagnosis, assessment and management of a person with a disability, or other functional decline due to illness or injury. Rehabilitation physicians work with you to help you achieve an optimal level of functional independence and improve your quality of life.

You may be affected by conditions involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems, the cardiopulmonary system and the musculoskeletal system, or you may experience functional challenges associated with illness or injury affecting other body systems. Whatever your condition requiring rehab in Brisbane, The Wesley is here to help.

Depending on your condition, our rehabilitation medicine services can help you to:

  • Enhance your self-confidence and your ability to deal psychologically with your illness or injury.
  • Recover from major surgery and improve your daily functional capacity or return to activities you may have been prevented from doing.
  • Reduce pain so you can become more active and enjoy life without suffering from discomfort.

The Wesley Hospital offers programs aimed at specific conditions and need.

Admitted programs

We offer individualised treatment programs for acute and chronic conditions. Programs are goal orientated and address your specific needs in a supportive inpatient environment delivered by our multidisciplinary healthcare team. Learn more.

Pulmonary rehabilitation

This is an outpatient program if you suffer from chronic lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and bronchiectasis. Learn more.

Day rehabilitation

We offer outpatient services that provide treatment for acute and chronic conditions. We can facilitate your discharge from hospital or help you to remain at home and maintain or improve your general health and functional ability. Learn more.

Cardiac rehabilitation

We provide several rehabilitation options if you have, or are at risk of, heart disease. You will undergo a monitored and supervised individual program that provides exercise, education and support for you and your family. Learn more.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Please ask your doctor to complete this inpatient rehabilitation referral form and email to TWH.ward1M@uchealth.com.au along with your Health Fund details. If you have any queries, please contact the ward directly on 07 3232 7920 during business hours.

Day rehabilitation

Please ask your doctor to complete this day rehabilitation referral form and email to Wesley-dayrehab@uchealth.com.au along with your Health Fund details.

For internal referrers, please use this day rehabilitation internal referrer form.

If you have any queries, please contact the Day Rehabilitation Unit directly on 07 3232 6190 during business hours

Meet our rehabilitation physicians

Note: The information here is for general reference only. To understand the benefits and risks specific to your condition and overall situation, please discuss any procedure with your treating doctor.

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