Geelong Private Hospital has a long history in the provision of rehabilitative care.

Our 'fast stream’ programs are individually designed to meet the specific needs of each patient.

We aim to enhance the quality of life of our patients by providing a diverse range of services promoting and supporting physical, mental and social wellbeing up to their date of discharge and beyond.

Our rehabilitation services are undertaken with a team-based holistic approach including rehabilitation specialists, resident medical officers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, psychologists, diversional therapists and nursing staff.

Inpatient rehabilitation

Inpatient Rehabilitation is provided for patients who require considerable assistance with everyday tasks eg. showering, dressing, mobility, and require more intensive medical and therapy input.

Inpatients require 24-hour assistance and remain in hospital day and night.

Admission to the inpatient rehabilitation program is via referral from a medical specialist or General Practioner to the Rehabilitation Liaison Officer.

The rehab officer will assess the patient and liaise with the referring practitioner to determine suitability for inpatient rehabilitation.

Referrals can be faxed to the Rehabilitation Unit on 03 5226 1895 or through our online eReferrals portal.

  • General reconditioning
  • General rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Multi Trauma rehabilitation
  • Restorative rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation

A referral from a medical Specialist or your General Practitioner is required.

Your Physiotherapist may arrange the referral for you following your inpatient stay. Referrals can be faxed to (03) 5226 1815 or email


All referrals are subject to a health fund check prior to commencing the program.

You will be informed of any out of pocket expenses prior to admission.

We have agreements with Private Health Funds, DVA, Workcover and TAC. Self-funding is also an option.

For more information please contact Outpatient Rehab directly on 03 5226 1812

Cognitive Program

A group program for people with memory loss and cognitive changes.

Aims to provide strategies and information to maximise independence.

Carers are encouraged to attend.

Falls and Balance Program

A group program aimed at reducing an individual’s risk of falls through exercises, physio-chi and multidisciplinary education sessions.

Fitness and Function Program

This program is aimed at individuals living with chronic pain who are motivated to develop strategies to minimise the impact of pain on their lives.


Conducted at the McKellar Hydrotherapy Centre, this program is aimed as an adjunct to existing therapy such as the Orthopaedic or Pain Programs.

Referrals to this program will be assessed individually to decide on suitability.

Mindfulness Program (Generic)

This program is designed to provide patients with a variety of conditions (including anxiety and tremor) with strategies to more effectively manage their condition through a form of meditation (mindfulness).

Mindfulness Program (Chronic Pain)

This program is designed to provide patients suffering from chronic pain with a strategy to more effectively manage their condition through a form of meditation (mindfulness).

MS Wellness Program

The MS Wellness Program aims to provide information and develop skills to promote self-efficacy, maintain independence and improve quality of life.

The program is once a week over nine weeks and includes exploring appropriate exercises, setting up of a home or community exercise program, mindfulness training, education and goal setting.

Wellness programs are recognised as an important component in management of MS.

Neurological Program

A client centred, multidisciplinary program for individuals with conditions such as stroke, MS, ABI, Balance and Vestibular Disorders.

Orthopaedic Program

A client centred, multidisciplinary program for individuals that require rehabilitation for musculoskeletal conditions or following orthopaedic surgery.

Parkinson’s Program

This program is designed to provide people with Movement Disorders with comprehensive assessment and monitoring of symptoms and strategies to optimise their independence.

Pulmonary Rehab

Our program aims at assisting individuals with chronic lung disease such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis and chronic asthma.

Reconditioning Program

A group program aimed at patients that are experiencing a decline in their normal level of physical functioning after a hospital admission, surgery or exacerbation of a current medical condition.

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Outpatient rehabilitation programs
Living with Parkinsons
MS Wellness program
Mindfulness program

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