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About our rehabilitation service

At Cabrini, we know that having a medical condition, illness, injury or surgery can have a profound impact on your physical and emotional needs, and those of your family. Our rehabilitation team will help you through this challenging time and support you in achieving your health goals.

Cabrini’s rehabilitation programs are designed to help you maximise your independence, function, mobility, and improve your emotional health. We offer a range of individual and group therapy programs in various settings including our hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and in the home.

Our expert team of rehabilitation consultants includes: rehabilitation specialists, care coordinators, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, nurses, neuropsychologists, psychologists and dietitians. We will work together with you to assess your condition and tailor a rehabilitation program that best suits your needs.

  • Outpatient services

    T: (03) 9508 1700 | F: (03) 9508 1455
    Monday – Friday
    8.00 am – 5.00 pm

    Inpatient services

    T: (03) 9508 1584 | F: (03) 9508 1698
    Monday – Friday
    8.30 am – 4.30 pm
  • Rehabilitation services are offered across all Cabrini hospitals and health facilities.

  • Referrals

    We offer individual and group therapies in various settings when and where you need it. Our programs are available as an inpatient in our hospitals or as an outpatient through our Allied Health Centres in Malvern and Brighton. In some cases, therapy can also be available in the convenience of your home.

    Our Outpatient Rehabilitation services require a referral from a medical practitioner. Please fill in our Referral Form and email it to our Access Unit: access@cabrini.com.au  Please feel free to contact us on (03) 9508 1700 to determine the best program for your patient.

    All Inpatient Rehabilitation services also require a referral from a medical practitioner. Please complete our Rehabilitation Inpatient pre-admission referral form and contact our Rehab Access Coordinators on (03) 9508 1584 or via email rehabilitation@cabrini.com.au.

Cabrini rehabilitation programs

Patient stories

Inpatient rehabilitation

We provide inpatient rehabilitation programs in our hospitals in Brighton and Malvern, and in our Elsternwick rehabilitation facility. These specialist facilities are equipped with a dedicated gym and therapy rooms. Our Elsternwick rehabilitation facility is also equipped with a hydrotherapy pool.

Our specialist rehabilitation clinicians and consultants will work with you to develop a tailored therapy program to help achieve your health goals. The focus of our inpatient program is to provide you with a safe, caring and comfortable environment to enable you to improve your quality of life.

View Cabrini’s rehabilitation programs


We offer the following inpatient rehabilitation programs:

  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Major general surgery
  • Parkinson’s disease/movement disorders
  • Preoperative deconditioning
  • Spinal injury or surgery
  • Strokes or other neurological conditions
  • Transport or work accident
  • Trauma due to accident or injury

Outpatient rehabilitation

For all enquiries and referral for Outpatient rehabilitation please contact ACCESS on (03) 9508 1700.

We offer a comprehensive range of individual and group therapy rehabilitation and chronic disease programs on an outpatient basis. Most of these programs are run at Cabrini’s Elsternwick Campus at 494 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick. Our team provides a wide range of specialised services including:

  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Parkinson’s Disease Program
  • Reconditioning Program
  • Falls & Balance Program
  • Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Breast Cancer Program
  • Pain Management Program
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Heart Failure Rehabilitation


A doctor to doctor referral is required to access our services. This can be done using our referral form or by letter.

All referrals are managed by our Access Unit:

Ph: (03) 9508 1700 | Fax: (03) 9508 1455 | Email: access@cabrini.com.au

Hours of Operation: Office Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

What makes staff special is they care. They care about every patient. Harry - Rehab patient


We understand that some patients find it more convenient to receive rehabilitation services in the comfort of their home. This is why we offer patients the opportunity to receive first-class rehabilitation care in the home.

Patients who are eligible for treatment at home can access it as a stand-alone service, or as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Some of the rehabilitation services we commonly offer in the home setting include:

  • reconditioning programs to help patients with general weakness
  • therapies for people recovering from stroke, or living with Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis
  • rehabilitation for patients who have had joint replacements, spinal surgery or fractures
  • programs to help people with reduced balance or who have had a fall

If you are accessing your therapy in the home as part of a rehabilitation program, a referral from your general practitioner is required. For patients seeking our services for other reasons, a referral may not be necessary. Please contact our Access Unit on (03) 9508 1700 for help.

Download our Therapy-in-the-home brochure

Commonly asked questions