Eden Rehabilitation Hospital

What we do

Find out about the services provided by Eden Rehabilitation Hospital.


What is Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation programs help people recovering from injury, illness or surgery regain their strength and mobility, relearn skills, and find new ways of doing things – ultimately functioning with the highest possible level of independence in their home and community of choice.

Rehabilitation often focuses on:

  • improving balance, strength, mobility and conditioning
  • safely completing daily activities of self-care and household tasks
  • cognition and communication
  • nutrition, hydration and swallow
  • management of pain.

Commencing a rehabilitation program soon after surgery, injury or illness has many benefits - including reduced:

  • recovery time
  • pain and suffering
  • likelihood of hospital re-admission (decreases your chances of being re-admitted to hospital)
  • level of injury impairment, and a quicker and safer return to the home environment.

Each person’s needs and therapy objectives are different. As such, our rehabilitation team works with each patient and their family to design a personalised therapy program with individual goals and objectives.

You are an active member of your rehabilitation team. A substantial part of your day at Eden will be spent engaging in various forms of therapy and/or exercise. Your participation is vital to achieving your program goals.

Inpatient (hospitalisation) Programs at Eden Rehabilitation Hospital

An inpatient rehabilitation admission is the most comprehensive and intensive method of service delivery. During your hospital stay, you will be under the care and guidance of the entire medical, nursing and allied health rehabilitation team.

The team will collaborate with you throughout the assessment phase of your stay and talk with you about shared goals for your preferred outcomes from your treatment. We will work with you to establish the best possible discharge support for you after you leave Eden to return home.

The rehabilitation programs at Eden include the following conditions (and more):

Orthopaedic Program:

  • post joint replacement
  • post reconstructive surgery
  • post fracture
  • spinal injuries
  • post spinal surgery
  • post trauma
  • orthopaedic injuries
  • rheumatoid and/or osteoarthritis
  • post operative complications
  • orthopaedic disorders.

Neurological Program:

  • post stroke
  • Parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • motor neurone disease
  • post neurosurgery
  • spinal cord dysfunction
  • acquired brain injury
  • non traumatic brain injury
  • nerve root damage
  • multifocal conditions
  • peripheral nerve injuries
  • myopathies and neuropathies
  • Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome
  • congenital deformities
  • developmental disability
  • hypoxic brain tumour.

Reconditioning Program:

  • following an acute surgical intervention
  • following an acute medical condition or exacerbation of chronic illness
  • exacerbation of arthritis
  • deconditioned as a result of cancer
  • acute episode has resulted in a functional deterioration
  • burns
  • pulmonary disorders
  • other disabling impairments.

Pain Program:

  • diagnosis of chronic/intractable pain condition
  •  pain levels and medication use resulting in a deficit in balance, mobility and functioning.

Amputee Program:

  • post limb amputation
  • functional education and training for prosthesis.

Cardiac Program:

  • following a recent cardiac event
  • myocardial infarction (ST elevation MI, non-ST elevation MI)
  • re-vascularisation procedures
  • stable or unstable angina
  • controlled heart failure
  • other vascular or heart disease.

Day Therapy Program

Eden’s Day Therapy Program generally comprises two half-day visits for six weeks. Day therapy is available for those who do not require an inpatient hospital admission or who have progressed beyond their inpatient stay, are ready for home, but still require ongoing allied health follow up treatment.

The program has enormous benefits for patients who have the following diagnoses:

  • post orthopaedic surgery
  • stroke
  • deconditioned
  • deconditioned as a result of cancer or cancer treatment
  • at risk of/have a history of falls
  • cardiac history
  • amputees
  • Parkinson's
  • MS
  • spinal cord injury
  • acquired brain injury
  • osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis
  • chronic pain
  • musculoskeletal conditions.

Programs are personalised to meet the patient’s individual needs and may comprise any combination of:

  • physiotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • exercise physiology
  • speech pathology
  • dietitian
  • psychology.

A doctor's referral is required for the Day Therapy Program. Complimentary transport to and from Cooroy may be available. Please phone 5472 6472 for more information.

Outpatient Allied Health Services

Eden Rehabilitation Hospital's experienced allied health staff also offer sessional consultations on a private basis or via referral from your doctor for Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) programs where appropriate. Staff are available for private consultations by appointment. .

Group Exercise Classes

Anyone is welcome to attend Eden Rehabilitation Hospital's group exercise classes. Held daily in our fully-equipped rehabilitation gymnasium, group exercise classes offer people of all ages an opportunity to exercise in a non-threatening environment under the supervision of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.A consultation with our Physiotherapist is conducted prior to commencement.

Please phone (07) 5472 6472 for more information on costs and appointments

Eden Rehabilitation Hospital