Therapeutic Supports

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Our friendly and experienced allied health team offer a variety of therapeutic supports and can provide a multidisciplinary team approach whereby you can work with a number of therapists to achieve the best outcome possible as part of your NDIS plan.

Aquatic Therapy

Aquatic physiotherapy can facilitate strength, range of movement and function through the therapeutic effects of warm water.

An aqua physiotherapist will work with you on your goals and determine the program and number of pool sessions you may need to achieve these goals.

Hydrotherapy pool sessions run for approximately 45 minutes at the Royal Rehab facility at Ryde.

Therapeutic Supports: Hydrotherapy Session at the Royal Rehab pool

Behaviour Support

The Behaviour Support Coordinator works closely with our Person Centred Planning Co-ordinator to help you reach your goals and also learn essentials skills for living. These can include daily living skills, social skills, vocational skills, communication skills and leisure skills.

Our Behaviour Support Coordinator is also available to:

  • Run functional assessments to develop positive, evidence based interventions for reducing behaviour of concern. These may include, but are not limited to: physical aggression, verbal aggression, food seeking behaviour, and/or inappropriate behaviour.
  • Develop individualised positive Behaviour Support Plan that aims to limit the likelihood of behaviours of concern developing and/or increasing.
  • Provide assistance to identify behaviours such as harm to self/others.
  • Design specific positive behaviour support strategies.
  • Provide group based interventions to assist in psychosocial or relational issues.
  • Develop highly specialised intensive support interventions to address significantly harmful or persistent behaviours of concern.
  • Develop Behaviour Support Plans that temporarily use Restrictive Practices, with intention to minimise use of these practices.
  • Provide training in behaviour management strategies.

Case Management

Case Managers will partner with you to assist in achieving a distinct set of goals. The Case Manager process includes assessment, planning, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the services that are necessary to meet your needs.

Community Nursing

Lifestyle Support offers a Community Nursing team and Health Care Planning service.  If you are concerned about your long time health, we can work with you on a health care plan which is developed by nurses in conjunction with you and your family or carers.

Our nurses can assist you with:

  • Assistance to manage health support needs and achieve a healthy lifestyle
  • Individualised health care assessment and health care planning
  • Facilitating access to a GP and/or other health professionals
  • Health support at home, including clinical interventions (e.g. complex wound dressing, catheter and PEG changes)
  • Health related education and support
  • Support during emergency and/or planned hospital admissions
  • Education and information to hospital staff and post-discharge interventions to be conducted at home.

A community nurses and health care planner are also available to attend medical appointments, meeting and reviews with you to ensure your health care plan is updated regularly and you have the support you need to ensure your plan is active.

Multidisciplinary Team – Therapeutic Supports

A multidisciplinary team is composed of members from different healthcare professions with specialised skills and expertise. The members collaborate together to make treatment recommendations that facilitate quality care for a person that is focused on both the physical and psychological needs of the person.


Food and nutrition are fundamental to health. Our dietitians will work with you and access your individual needs to ensure you receive the nutrition you need and meals you enjoy in your day to day life to achieve optimum health outcomes.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy can enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. An Occupational Therapists will work with you to enhance your ability to engage in the activities you want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the activity, task or the environment. This may be done by prescribing and educating you and your care team in the use of adaptive equipment.


Physiotherapists are experts in movement disorders and can work with you to restore movement and function. A physiotherapist may help you in your goal to strengthen muscles, improve joint mobility, balance and coordination along with practicing everyday activities such as standing up, walking, climbing stairs and running.

Therapeutic Supports: Physiotherapy Movement


Psychologists are trained to assess and treat mental illness and psychological problems that may be caused as the consequences of brain injuries such as difficulties with memory, learning, problem solving and decision making.  We can help you and your family/carer cope with adjusting to physical or emotional changes, behaviour management, relationships and other psychological aspects of your disability.

Recreation Therapy

Recreation and leisure are an important part of life as its enjoyable, good for your health and wellbeing, satisfying and rewarding.  Recreation Therapists focus on your lifestyle and will help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to continue to independently participate in the recreation and leisure interests you enjoy at home and in the community. This may be by access activities run by the Royal Rehab Return2Sport program, or by accessing community programs.

Therapeutic Supports: Recumbent Cycling as Recreational Therapy

Social Work

Royal Rehab Social Workers work with clients and their families as they adjust to the challenges which arise following injury, illness and disability. The friendly team can assist with navigating complex systems such as Centrelink, Housing NSW and NDIS.

Our team can advocate on your behalf when required, to access available services and supports to assist in your transition to the community. Social Workers communicate with families, carers and friends about the rehabilitation process and can provide emotional support.

Speech Pathology

Royal Rehab’s Speech Pathology team can assist you with acquired or developmental speech, language, cognitive, voice and/or swallowing problems. Rehab and support may be delivered individually or in a group, with the goal of optimising communication and swallowing skills for life.