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Rehabilitation services

Sometimes children need special care when their physical abilities become impaired due to a major injury, illness or operation. This special care is called rehabilitation and Novita provides rehabilitation services that aim to improve the physical abilities of children in this situation.

This page briefly outlines Novita’s specialist rehabilitation programs and answers some commonly raised questions.

Novita provides the following specialist rehabilitation programs:

  • the Acquired Brain Injury Program, which specialises in rehabilitation after an acquired brain injury (such as a head injury or brain tumour)
  • the Aquired Disability Program which specialises in rehabilitation after an injury or illness causing a physical disability such as a spinal cord injury
  • the Physical Rehabilitation Program, which supports rehabilitation after medical procedures (such as botox or surgery).

Staff work closely with children, families, carers and other members of the community to provide support, advice and solutions to the many challenges they may face.

Rehabilitation is a specialist area of health care and Novita have teams who specialise in providing these coordinated programs, which are time-limited (to meet the need for an ‘intensive burst’), outcome-focused, evidence-based, culturally sensitive and most importantly, based around the needs of children, their families and the wider community.

The rehabilitation teams at Novita are made up of a wide variety of specialists including, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists, social workers and medical rehabilitation specialists. These people work closely with staff from hospitals and other service providers to ensure children and their families receive the best possible support.

Support is available to Novita clients at a variety of locations – including the Novita offices and pools, private homes, preschools, schools, child care centres, and a range of other community locations.

If you would like information or free advice, speak to someone in our friendly team on 1300 NOVITA (1300 668 482) or visit our Contact Us page for more ways to get in touch.

Related external links

Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Paediatric Rehabilitation Department (South Australia).

The Paediatric Rehabilitation Department, part of the Child, Youth and Women’s Health Service (CYWHS), provides intensive rehabilitation for children/adolescents with an acquired reduction in function due to trauma, illness or medical procedures. This intensive rehabilitation service is available as an inpatient or outpatient, with referral back to community services as soon as it is appropriate.

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