The Prosthetics and Orthotics service provides a complete upper and lower limb rehabilitation service for patients requiring a prosthesis.
Our clinical staff, work together with medical and allied health teams to prescribe, design and fit the most appropriate device to ensure patients have the best functional outcome.
The Prosthetic and Orthotics service provides the following services:
- Prosthetic rehabilitation
- Pre-operative consultation
- Post-operative prosthetic interventions
- Outpatient rehabilitation
- Definitive prosthetic program
- Orthotic management for RMH Royal Park Campus rehabilitation ward, aged care and neurotherapy inpatients
- Ongoing education for inpatients and outpatients
- Amputee Clinic
The Prosthetic and Orthotics service offers a Lower Limb Prosthetics and Amputee Rehabilitation Course in late February on even years.
To refer a patient, complete and fax your referral to Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2217.
The Direct Access Unit welcomes phone enquiries. To discuss referrals (potential or existing) please contact (03) 8387 2333.
You can use the following forms or a template from your own system.
Referrals should include:
patient details including address, date of birth and contact phone numbers
the reason for referral
- relevant clinical history for the patient
- list of current medications
- any risks to clients or staff
the name of the consultant (for Medicare clinics)
- your details and provider number (if applicable)
- TAC or WorkCover claim details
Once a referral has been received, a HARP Clinician will phone the patient to discuss their needs and organise appropriate services. The HARP Clinician will provide the patient with their phone number and patients are encouraged to contact them if they have any concerns.