Stroke Rehabilitation Sydney

Stroke Rehabilitation

Several factors affect the extent of your recovery following a stroke. Notably, studies indicate that individuals who participate in a specialised stroke rehabilitation program tend to achieve more positive results compared to those who don’t undergo rehabilitation. If you’ve recently had a stroke, actively participating in a dedicated rehabilitation program can play a critical role in enhancing your path to recover

The Impact of Stroke

After a stroke, you may encounter a diverse array of complications and impairments specific to stroke, including limb weakness or paralysis, numbness, communication difficulties, vision issues, and cognitive decline. These challenges can significantly affect your independence, compromising your ability to carry out essential daily activities such as:

  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Standing up from sitting
  • Communicating, reading and writing
  • Memory and problem solving
  • Showering, bathing, grooming and getting dressed
  • Walking
  • Eating
  • Driving or catching public transport

Rehab outcomes

Recovery from a stroke heavily relies on effective rehabilitation, which ideally starts shortly after the stroke incident. The right interventions, guided by a skilled rehabilitation team, can significantly impact your recovery journey. This process involves relearning lost skills and enhancing independence. With dedication, over time, many individuals are able to achieve positive recovery by:

  • Regaining strength, skills and confidence
  • Improving movement and function
  • Reducing paralysis, weakness or spasticity
  • Reducing the risk of falls
  • Reducing fatigue
  • Retraining mobility and balance
  • Improving speech
  • Improving swallowing
  • Improving memory and problem-solving skills
  • Improving communication
  • Finding ways to do difficult things in different ways

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.

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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.

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Social Work

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

Neurological rehabilitation

Advanced Technology

Offering an extensive selection of cutting-edge technology devices

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.

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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.

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Start your journey

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

Frequently asked questions

What is a stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving it of vital oxygen and nutrients. A stroke can cause lasting damage to the brain. The part of the brain that is affected by the stroke may not be able to function properly. This can lead to problems with movement, speech, and thinking.
There are a number of common symptoms that can occur following a stroke. These may include paralysis or weakness on one side of the body, problems with speech and understanding, difficulty in swallowing, vision problems, dizziness, or problems with balance and coordination.

What are the most common types of stroke?

There are two types of stroke: ischaemic stroke (caused by a blockage to the blood flow to the brain) and haemorrhagic stroke (caused by bleeding into the brain – also known as intracerebral haemorrhage, or around the brain – called a subarachnoid haemorrhage).

Treatment and rehabilitation after stroke can help you to relearn skills and improve your quality of life. The sooner you begin stroke rehabilitation, the more likely you will be to regain abilities and skills.

Royal Rehab Private Petersham specialises in rehabilitation for stroke patients. If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, there is no better place to turn.