Cancer Rehabilitation Programs Sydney

Reconditioning Program

Recovering from a major injury, illness, or surgery can be tough and take a long time. Often, it means spending a lot of time in bed and not being as active. This lack of activity can lead to a decrease in how well your body works and overall physical weakening or deconditioning.

The impact of deconditioning

Deconditioning refers to the changes in the body that can occur during a period of inactivity. The changes happen in the heart, lungs, and muscles resulting in:

  • Weakness and tiredness
  • Shortness of breath with minor physical exertion
  • Pain or discomfort with activity
  • Decreased strength, endurance, and balance

The impact of deconditioning can vary in severity and may impede daily activities like walking, running errands, or leaving the house. In more severe cases, it can significantly hinder basic self-care tasks such as using the bathroom, showering, or dressing.

Rehab outcomes

Thankfully, reconditioning rehabilitation offers the potential to mitigate or reverse these effects, enabling you to regain a level of fitness and function similar to what you previously enjoyed. This is accomplished through:

  • Improving strength and endurance
  • Improving mobility and balance
  • Improving fine motor skills
  • Reducing chronic pain
  • Reducing fatigue
  • Reducing social isolation
  • Improving mental health
  • Managing stress
  • Finding new or alternate ways of doing daily living activities

What you can expect as a Royal Rehab Private Ryde patient

Rehabilitation Centre Sydney-multidisciplinary team

An expert multidisciplinary team, skilled in neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

Rehabilitation Centre Sydney- Program

A program that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

Rehabilitation Centre Sydney-Partnership

A genuine partnership between you and your clinical team so you have choice and control.

Rehab Hospital Sydney-Friendly Environment

A warm and friendly environment where you feel safe and cared for.

Rehab Hospital Sydney- Inpatient or Day Services

Access to your rehab as an inpatient or through day services.

What we offer

Under the direction of a specialist rehabilitation doctor, your program can include:

Rehabilitation medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation medicine focuses on helping people recover and regain their abilities after injuries, illnesses, or surgeries.



Prioritises exercises and mobility training to enhance strength and functionality.

Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy

Aims to enhance your ability to engage in daily activities

Exercise physiology

Exercise Physiology

An tailored method to get bodies moving and assist in reaching personal and health-related objectives



Aquatic exercises, conducted in warm water, alleviate pain, enhance muscle strength, boost circulation, and refine overall functionality.

Speech therapy

Speech Pathology

Aims at improving communication skills and refining swallowing and drinking capabilities.



Helps improve digestion and overseeing nutritional intake.

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Aids in cognition, brain function, behaviour, emotions, personality, and human development.

Rehabilitation nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

Assessing & managing health issues, & providing therapeutic interventions & advice.

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Social Work

Centers on bolstering overall health and well-being through evidence-based, effective support.

Rehabilitation Programs Sydney

The therapy was brilliant. The physiotherapists were so wonderful, patient and experienced. Their care, commitment, encouragement and knowledge have been central to my terrific results.

- Paul


There are several funding options available to access our programs. These include:

Private health insurance

Private health insurance

Fees and charges are dependent upon your health fund and level of cover. Please check with your health fund if any additional charges apply.

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Workers comp / CTP insurance / icare

Before you are admitted or before commencing your program, we will obtain approval from your insurer.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Department of Veterans' Affairs

A broad range of health care and support services are available to meet the clinical needs of eligible veterans and eligible dependants.

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If you do not have a funding stream, you can also choose to self-fund your program.


NDIS Funding

As a fully accredited NDIS provider, our NDIS Therapy Supports service provides NDIS participants with evidence-based allied health therapies to support, maintain and increase function and wellbeing. Click to find out more.

I’m interested. What do I need to do?

Rehabilitation Centre Sydney-referral

Obtain a referral

The first step is to obtain a referral from your specialist or GP. Medical professionals can access referral forms by clicking here.

Rehabilitation Centre Sydney- Complete your assessment

Complete your assessment

Once we receive your referral, we will be in touch to organise a time to meet with you to discuss and review your needs and goals. We will also provide a fee estimate.

Rehabilitation Centre Sydney-Start your journey

Start your journey

We will be in touch to organise your therapy so you can begin your rehab journey.

Frequently asked questions