Ramsay Health Plus Berkeley Vale is a highly regarded practice of allied health professionals delivering physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, hydrotherapy, and a range of other services.
The hospital has an experienced team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Dietician, Speech Pathologist and Psychologist who are involved in a patient's treatment as needed. They design and implement programs to enable patients to achieve the higher level of independence in both the hospital setting and on return to home, work and leisure pursuits.
Weekly Case Conferences of Specialists, Nursing and Rehabilitation staff are conducted to assess each patient's program and progress. Family conferences are available by arrangement.
Our rehabilitation team is expert in managing:
- Recovery from stroke
- Orthopaedic injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back injuries
- Cardiac conditions
- Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis
- Disabling rheumatological conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Post-operative mobility and strengthening for orthopaedic patients
Our rehabilitation team have also developed intensive day only rehabilitation programs which facilitate early discharge from hospital, or in some cases provide a welcome alternative to inpatient hospital care.
Special allied health services are available to our patients and you may be referred to them if they are required:
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Exercise Physiology
- Speech pathologist
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist (EP) is a university qualified health professional who deals with the management and prevention of chronic health conditions by assessing, prescribing and delivering exercise-based therapy to their clients.
EP’s apply their knowledge and expertise to:
- Improve and maintain the health and function of persons with acute, sub-acute and chronic conditions.
- Assist in the maintenance or re-establishment of a person’s independence through exercise rehabilitation for a variety of conditions.
- Screen, assess and measure a person’s function and capacity for activities of daily living.
- Prescribe, deliver, adapt and evaluate a client’s physical activity levels, movement and mobility capacity, and functional movements to enhance and/or maintain their function, independence and quality of life.
- Empower people to improve their health and promote self-management of conditions where possible.
- Educating people on health and well-being, and the many benefits of exercise-based therapy on a wide variety of health conditions.
Warm water exercises may be employed to strengthen the muscles and improve balance and gait. The pool is designed to allow easy access by means of a gently slope into the water. We also have a chair hoist to ensure safe entry to the pool as required. Exercises are supervised by a physiotherapist/exercise physiologist at all times.
The hospital caters for general medical patients. It also has a special interest and expertise in palliative care.
An Occupational therapist is a university qualified health professional who focuses on optimising independence and improving function. Occupational Therapy programs help patients achieve meaningful goals through retraining, education, equipment prescription and more. Occupational therapy is a patient centred practice helping people get back to activities that are important to them.
Occupational therapy treatments include:
- Retraining Activities of daily living: self-care, meal preparation
- Cognitive retraining
- Equipment prescription
- Advising on the home environment and overcoming potential barriers
- Community access
A physiotherapist is an expert in assessing someone’s ability to move and function effectively. They use scientific evidence to guide the examination and treatment of people with a wide range of conditions affecting muscles, joints, balance, coordination, the nervous system and your heart and lungs.
Physiotherapy treatment may include:
- Strengthening and injury prevention exercises
- Balance and coordination training
- Manual therapy (includes joint and soft tissue mobilisation)
- Dry needling
- Ergonomic advice
- Return to sport/activity plans
Often, a combination of the above techniques will be required to help you achieve your goals. Your physiotherapist will continue to re-assess you throughout your treatment program, upgrading you along the way.
A Social Worker is available by referral from your Rehabilitation Specialist. Our Social Work team provide resources, education, information and support to assist patients and their families to make informed decisions regarding their future care, rehabilitation and other needs. Our Social Work team also provide supportive counselling to our patients and their families.
On discharge, referrals are made where necessary to appropriate community services, follow-up support and counselling services to ensure a smooth transition home.
Prenatal Hydrotherapy Class
Stay active and healthy throughout your pregnancy with our low impact exercise class.
Class led by an experienced Physiotherapist with a special interest in Women's Health.
Small class environment for individual attention.
Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30am
Initial screening 15 (minutes) + initial class = $50
Subsequent classes = $25
Private health insurance rebates may be available — please check with your health fund.
- Activate and strengthen your core and pelvic floor muscles
- Maintain aerobic fitness
- Regular exercise has been shown to reduce gestational diabetes risk
- Reduction in swelling associated with pregnancy
- Supportive and encouraging environment
To find out more please read our brochure.