Outpatients Rehabilitation Services

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services provide generalist multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation to clients of all ages. Most clients have access to a range of services including: Dietetics and Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Nursing, and Specialist Medical Management. Individuals have access to a variety of clinics that include the Diabetes Clinic, Chronic Pain Clinic, Memory Clinic (Cognitive, Dementia and Memory Service), the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Continence Clinic, Falls and Mobility Clinic, and Movement Disorder Service.

Transition Care Program and Restorative Care
The Transition Care Program (TCP) program facilitates care for older people who have completed their hospital stay and need more time and support to make a decision on their long-term aged care options. TCP provides older people with a package of services that includes low intensity therapy, like Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, as well as Social Work, Nursing Support or Personal Care. Restorative Care (RC) is a similar program for younger people. A multidisciplinary package of services is available. TCP and RC are regional services provided, at home or in supported facilities

Diabetes Services
The diabetes service provides education and ongoing clinical support for people diagnosed with diabetes, their families and/or carers regarding self-management, lifestyle modification, equipment supply and maintenance.

The service is for our hospital patients and the general community. The services include a Continuous Glucose Monitoring System service, Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes clinic, Diabetes in Pregnancy Endocrinology clinic, Initiation of insulin therapy and stabilisation, and diabetes awareness and education.

GV Health is classified as a Tertiary Diabetes Centre for specialist diabetes referrals within the Hume region. Outreach services are also provided to communities of the Goulburn Valley.

Hospital Admission Risk Programs (HARP)– Disease Management Team (DMT)
HARP-DMT aims to improve the quality of life for people with Chronic Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by supporting them at home to manage their disease.

Community Rehabilitation Centre (CRC)
The Community Rehabilitation Centre offers goal-based rehabilitation, for people with achievable rehabilitation goals who require multi-disciplinary team involvement. CRC aims to assist clients to reach their maximum potential and independence. Services include: Rehabilitation in the Home, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Rehabilitation, Risk Factor Clinic, Hydrotherapy, Vestibular Clinic, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Driving Assessments.

Chronic Pain Clinic
The GV Health Chronic Pain Clinic provides assessment and short-term programs for clients with complex and persisting pain, offering various treatment options, depending on your individual needs, goals and preferences.
These include:

  • Initial Assessment with Nurse Coordinator
  • A Multidisciplinary Assessment
  • Individual appointments with specific team members
  • Living with Pain program consisting of group education, 1:1 sessions and Hydrotherapy

Our team consists of several different health professionals:

  • Medical Specialist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Dietitian
  • Clinical Nurse Coordinator

Dementia (Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service – CDAMS)
CDAMS is a multidisciplinary specialist diagnostic service that aims to assist people experiencing changes to their memory and thinking. CDAMS provides assessment and diagnosis of the psychological, medical and social difficulties associated with memory and thinking changes. It aims to provide information and advice on management and referral to other services as appropriate. CDAMS does not provide ongoing treatment or case management.

Continence Clinic
The Continence Clinic provides assessment, advice and management strategies for people regarding bladder and bowel control. The Continence Clinic is a multidisciplinary service that aims to improve and maintain a person’s functional capacity. Advice on suitable aids and appliances and how to access them is provided, as well as current information and education for clients and their carers.

Falls and Balance Clinic
This clinic aims to prevent injury from falls and balance problems and improve and maintain mobility. A comprehensive assessment of falls risk factors is reviewed by the multidisciplinary team who develop a plan to meet the client’s needs. This is an assessment based service and does not provide ongoing therapy.

Movement Disorder Clinic
The Movement Disorder Clinic assists with the diagnosis and management of clients who are affected by a Movement Disorder, including Progressive Neurological Disease (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Essential Tremor).

Neuropsychologists provide client support in the Cognitive Dementia and Memory Service (CDAMS)

Psychologists provide client support in the Chronic Pain Clinic

Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service
The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) is for children and adolescents who will benefit from a program of short-term multidisciplinary rehabilitation.
Clients may have had an injury, a recent surgical procedure or an ongoing impairment or disability.

Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiologists provide client support in the Chronic Pain Clinic.