Personalised multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation programs for acute and chronic pain.

The Rehabilitation Medicine Group is a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists and allied health clinicians who work together to improve your health, functional abilities and quality of life. We listen to your unique needs and tailor an individualised program to achieve the best results.

IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS, GENERAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH

Take charge of your life again

Reduce and control your pain

Reduce medication use

Improve sleep

Return to work

• VIDEOCONFERENCING IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST •

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CONDITIONS WE TREAT

Complex chronic (persistent) pain

Any pain condition can become more complex and complicated by a cascade of events including mood disorders, fatigue, sleep dysfunction and additional medical conditions. Conditions such as fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndromes (CRPS), neuropathic pain including radiculopathy and nerve palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome and central sensitization syndromes tend to always involve complexity.

Post-surgical pain 

It is normal to have some pain immediately after surgery, but for most people, this resolves over 3 – 6 weeks. Pain persisting after 12 weeks requires a different approach to treatment and rehabilitation to improve outcomes. Persistent post-surgical Pain is common after spinal surgery, orthopedic surgery (knee and hip replacements) and thoracic surgery.

Spinal pain

Back and neck pain are two of the leading causes of worldwide disability. We treat people with acute and chronic spinal pain, following spinal surgery or with traumaticor osteoporotic vertebral fractures.We treat people with mild pain to those with severe pain and with other complex health issues.This includes any pain thought due to canal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, discs, facet joints or fractures.

Musculoskeletal pain

We regularly treat people with unresolved pain following fracture and those with adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), osteoarthritis involving the shoulder, knee and hip, inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, tendinopathies and muscle pain. Many musculoskeletal pains arise from sports injuries and our Specialist in Sports and Exercise Medicine Dr Kal Fried has extensive experience in management of these. We don’t just manage joints or tendons, but the whole person to get the results you need.

Pain and function in older adults

Chronic pain rates in the community increase as we age due to changes in our musculoskeletal and nervous systems with arthritis and injury. Pain can lead to a reduced ability to exercise resulting in reduced fitness, strength and balance. This can result in a reduced ability to perform activities and risks further falls, injury and loss of independence.

Neurological disease

We manage the physical, psychological and activity limiting aspects of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy and acquired brain injury. This includes the management of pain, spasticity, hand and upper limb impairments, walking and balance problems.

Cancer

We treat people to minimize the effects from cancer or its treatment (such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy).This includes pain management, fatigue, deconditioning (including muscle weakness, loss of balance, reduced fitness), loss of confidence and changes to mood.

OUR PRACTICE

 The Rehabilitation Medicine Group was established in 2013 to provide a private and personalised approach to the rehabilitation of chronic pain and disability resulting from disease, injury or illness. At its core is the philosophy of providing clinically excellent rehabilitation programs of education and exercise to enable a person to better manage their own health. We are passionate about providing the best evidence based rehabilitation solution for you to improve your ability to move, function, work, socialise and play. Dr Nathan Johns, a specialist Rehabilitation Medicine Physician, leads our team of rehabilitation clinicians.

What is rehabilitation medicine?

 

Rehabilitation medicine is a person-centred medical specialty focused on assisting people to achieve their goals. It has the advantage of being a team based specialty that utilises the knowledge and skills of allied health practitioners with additional expertise to achieve better health and functional outcomes.

Rehabilitation medicine focuses on the whole person including their psychological and social well-being, not just their affected body part.The Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) is the peak professional organisation for Rehabilitation Medicine education and training in Australia and New Zealand. It is a Faculty of the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP).