We treat, care for and support people who are recovering after an injury, illness or surgery for an acquired or congenital condition.

Key points

  • Rehabilitation programs prescribe therapies and treatments to patients following injury, illness or surgery to get them back to their usual mobility and everyday living activities
  • Tailored treatment for individual patients will maximise their ability, function and participation in the community
  • Multidisciplinary teams provide treatments such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and psychology services, and prosthetic services
  • Patients (and family and carers) are provided with relevant information, and linked with appropriate support services in the community, where appropriate
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Rehabilitation Medicine service provides assessment, management, therapies and treatments for patients following injury, illness or surgery.

We specialise in:

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • General rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation following amputation
  • Upper limb and hand rehabilitation
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cardiac and respiratory rehabilitation
  • Spasticity rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is usually the next stage in the patient journey to full recovery after an injury, illness or surgery. Our team of doctors, nurses and therapists work with patients and consumers (and their family and carers) to give them the greatest possible recovery of function and improve their quality of life and participation.

Specialised services

Hand Hub

The Hand Hub is a robotic and computer-based gaming facility. It has been specially developed for individuals who have difficulties using their hand or arm after a nervous system injury or illness such as stroke or multiple sclerosis or brain injury. It can benefit patients learning to use an arm/hand prosthesis.

The Hand Hub welcomes referrals from all GPs, medical or physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other health care professionals.

Activity Arcade

This unique environmental enrichment intervention is designed to facilitate physical (motor and sensory), cognitive and social activity by provision of equipment and organisation of a stimulating environment. It is proposed to help patients enhance neurological recovery through neuroplasticity.

Neuromuscular laboratory

In association with University of Melbourne, our neuromuscular laboratory is a sophisticated (8-viacon camera) laboratory for comprehensive motion analysis to allow for individualised treatment for improved outcomes. Features include movement trajectories, muscle activation strategies and movement cinematics.

Outdoor mobility stations

We offer a range of therapy stations outdoors using specific equipment to facilitate functional mobility such as a car transfer station, stair practice, recreational spaces (bocce and wheelchair chess) and varying surfaces.

Our clinics

Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
Rehabilitation Spasticity Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
Rehabilitation Victorian Artificial Limb Program Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
For patients
For health professionals


For all new appointments, contact Specialist Clinics (Outpatients) on (03) 9342 7393

To cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, contact the Clinical Centre on (03) 8387 2194

A referral is required by your GP or specialist to make an appointment.

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number

For rehabilitation

If you come for rehabilitation, you should also bring:

  • Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit
  • Well-fitting, closed-toe styled shoes with firm grip soles. Do not wear open back, slip-on slippers
  • Personal hygiene items, such as shampoo, shaving cream, shaver, toothpaste, and deodorant

For an overnight or longer stay

If you come for an overnight (or longer stay), you should also bring:

  • A dressing gown and slippers, or comfortable day clothes and shoes
  • Your toiletries
  • Your iPad or tablet and phone, provided you are happy to take responsibility for them

Do not bring (for overnight or longer stay)

And if you're staying overnight or longer, do not bring:

  • Your handbag, wallet, purse or large amounts of cash. Just bring a small amount for items such as newspapers, magazines or coffee
  • Valuables, such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you
Head of service
Prof Farees Khan
Head of Unit, Rehabilitation Medicine
Contact us
Rehabilitation Ward
(03) 8387 2152
Rehab ward enquiries
(03) 8387 2208
Rehab ward enquiries
(03) 8387 2146
Rehab Medicine administration
(03) 8387 2222
Rehab Medicine administration
The RMH Royal Park
Ground Level Building 120
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Rehabilitation referrals
(03) 9348 0538
Rehab inpatient referrals
(03) 8387 2333
Rehab outpatient referrals
(03) 8387 2217
Rehab outpatient referrals
Last updated 14 February 2023