ROYAL REHAB PRIVATE HOSPITAL
Stroke Recovery & Management Sydney
Royal Rehab Private Hospital leads the way in stroke rehabilitation medicine.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke is when there is a problem with the blood supply to the brain. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients for your brain cells. The brain is our control centre, it controls how we think, move, feel and communicate. If the blood supply is interrupted then brain cells start dying. How a stroke affects you depends on the area of the brain that is injured and how badly. When the symptoms of a stroke last only a short time (less than an hour), this is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Stroke is a leading cause of disability in Australia. Common symptoms following a stroke include weakness of the arm or leg, reduced mobility, communication and swallowing problems, thinking difficulties, fatigue and pain. Many people discharged home from acute hospitals following a stroke continue to experience difficulties related to stroke. If this sounds like you or someone you know, then our Stroke Rehabilitation Day Program may be of assistance.
What are the most common types of strokes?
There are 2 types of stroke: Ischaemic stroke (caused by a blockage to the blood flow to the brain) and haemorrhagic stroke (caused by bleeding into the brain – also known as intracerebral haemorrhage, or around the brain – called a subarachnoid haemorrhage).
Treatment and rehabilitation after stroke can help you to relearn skills and improve your quality of life. The sooner you begin stroke rehabilitation, the more likely you will be to regain abilities and skills.
At Royal Rehab, we believe in a multidisciplinary rehabilitation approach. Studies have shown that a multidisciplinary approach achieves the best outcomes in stroke rehabilitation.
Under the direction of a rehabilitation specialist, you will be assessed by our experienced therapists. We bring together the combined expertise of the therapists and a tailored a rehabilitation plan utilising the most appropriate mix of therapies to support you to achieve your goals.
Your expectations and aspirations will be integral to the planning process as we work with you towards recovery and increased independence.
Our team will assess your achievement regularly, set a realistic timeframe for discharge and coordinate your continued care. We encourage a family conference for both you and your loved ones to learn more about your condition and your progress during rehabilitation.
Customised for You
ü Your program will be overseen by a team of highly-trained rehabilitation specialists.
ü You can choose a combination of health disciplines to suit your needs.
ü Your program will be personalised to achieve your goals.
ü You will be assessed in real-time as you progress for each session.
ü You are in safe hands with our reputation in care, specialising in brain and spinal cord injury.
Referring to Day Rehabilitation
Prior to commencing the Day Rehabilitation program, patients need to provide the following documents:
- Referral letter from a general practitioner or treating medical officer
- Completed Royal Rehab Private Day Program referral form
- Funding details (i.e. private health insurance details or compensation details if the treatment is related to Workers Compensation or a third-party claim)
Upon receipt of your referral, an appointment will be scheduled with a rehabilitation specialist who will assess you and recommend an appropriate program.
Upon receipt of this recommended program, your scheduled appointments will be organised.
If you are wanting hydrotherapy as part of your program, you will need to be cleared medically by filling out the below clearance form.