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Wollongong

Providing Allied Health services, including Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Positive Behaviour Support to the Wollongong region and the South Coast of NSW Region.

3, 12-14 George Street,
Warilla, NSW 2528
Australia

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Translation services
  • Front parking and disability parking spaces available
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5pm

Welcome to Better Rehab Wollongong

Proudly helping the Wollongong and South Coast of New South Wales region redefine possible since 2019, our Better Rehab Wollongong office is conveniently located on the M1 and Princes Highway, near to Shellharbour Hospital and Oak Flats Station. From here, our team of skilled, passionate Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Behaviour Support Practitioners provide the in-home and telehealth services and support you need to meet your needs and achieve your goals.

Learn more about Better Rehab Wollongong Allied Health services

Better Rehab Wollongong’s skilled Occupational Therapists work with participants ages between six and 65 (as well as family and carers) to provide tailored Occupational Therapy to support you at home, at work and in the community. We support you in finding ways to enhance your day-to-day life and social connectivity.

We can help you make changes to your home so you can move around with greater ease, and prescribe assistive technology or devices. We can offer support if you are diagnosed with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Autism to help you meaningfully engage with activities that matter most to you.

At Better Rehab Wollongong, we believe independence and mobility are key aspects of good health and wellbeing. So our skilled Physiotherapists help adults and children get the most out of life by providing a range of tailored and proven treatments and therapies.

They will help you improve your mobility, balance, movement, posture, strength, coordination and management of chronic conditions. In your home or in our Wollongong clinic, we’ll thoroughly assess your abilities and work with you on a tailored Physiotherapy plan to help you achieve your goals.

Better Rehab Wollongong Positive Behaviour Support Practitioners provide a person-centred approach to behaviour that is focused on improving quality of life and reducing behaviours of concern. We work closely with you and your family, carers and support networks (and with other service providers like your Occupational Therapist) to develop intervention plans and strategies that allow you to live your best life.

Our team can help prepare you for school, work or other social activities, assist in developing communication and social skills, and build your mental health, flexibility and resilience.

At Better Rehab Wollongong, we understand that it can sometimes be difficult to receive support in person. Our Telehealth services give you access to the highest standards of expert care through simple, user-friendly technology. This means you can receive therapy or be assessed without the need for travel or physical contact.

At Better Rehab Wollongong, our Speech Pathologists help adults and children who have difficulties or impairments in speech (articulation of sounds), receptive language (understanding language), expressive language (using language), social communication, voice, fluency (stuttering), literacy and swallowing.

We tailor therapy and support services to participants and their families, friends and carers, and prescribe Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) where necessary. Better Rehab Wollongong Speech therapy services may benefit you if you have been diagnosed with a neurological condition, an intellectual or developmental delay or hearing impairment.

At Better Rehab Wollongong, we believe everyone, regardless of ability or lifestyle, benefits from regular activity and healthy eating. Our Exercise Physiologists can help you be more active by improving your fatigue levels, coordination, balance, strength, endurance and mental health.

They work with you to improve your wellbeing in ways you enjoy and which are safe for you. Our programs are tailored to your individual needs and focused on making you feel safe and comfortable.

Better Rehab Wollongong provides specialist support to infants, children and young people up to the age of 16. Our team of Occupational Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Physiotherapists and Behaviour Support Practitioners partner with you as the parent, carer or guardian to set meaningful goals (relating to home and school tasks, building relationships and friendships, and taking part in your local community) for your child’s development, and support you in helping them achieve those goals.

If you are diagnosed with conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder or Autism, we can offer support and help you meaningfully engage with activities you enjoy. Wollongong Occupational therapists for children with autism work to help children overcome their challenges and improve their skills.

Better Rehab Wollongong Driver Trained Occupational Therapists specialise in assessing fitness to drive and offer driver rehabilitation services to get you behind the wheel safely and comfortably. That includes:

  • Off-road Occupational Therapy driving assessments to test your vision, thinking and physical fitness to drive (about 1.5 hours)
  • Practical on-road Occupational Therapy NDIS driving lessons customised to your usual driving style (about 1-2 hours)
  • Driver rehabilitation services and re-training after an illness or injury
  • Ergonomic assessments to ensure that your vehicle is set up correctly for your needs
  • Vehicle modifications to ensure that your car meets your physical requirements.

Better Rehab Wollongong Reviews

Better Rehab Wollongong
5.0
Based on 11 reviews
Ste Thomas
Ste Thomas
23:02 15 Mar 22
I highly recommend Better Rehab to all parents of children with autism who seek expert advice.
Glen Jacobsen
Glen Jacobsen
17:23 15 Mar 22
Very caring and understanding occupational therapists in Better Rehab Wollongong.
Lola Griffith
Lola Griffith
01:05 11 Feb 22
Paul Craig
Paul Craig
02:46 03 Sep 21
Better rehab Wollongong provides excellent professional physiotherapy services, and I have no reservations in recommending them. 5 STARS YOU GUYS!
Thomas Wallace
Thomas Wallace
04:59 24 Aug 21
Cheralyn Lie is an amazing speech pathologist Highly recommended.
Jo Gould
Jo Gould
23:04 21 Jul 21
Sarah Mawhinney
Sarah Mawhinney
23:07 20 Dec 19
Matthew Oates
Matthew Oates
04:31 18 Dec 19
Step Hen
Step Hen
21:45 17 Dec 19
Joshua Millroy
Joshua Millroy
21:21 17 Dec 19
Saw an Occupational Therapist in Wollongong. They were amazing! would highly recommend
Madelaine Baker
Madelaine Baker
03:57 17 Dec 19
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Get in touch with Better Rehab Wollongong

    Frequently asked questions

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    An occupational therapist will complete a comprehensive functional assessment, including asking about symptoms (cognitive, physical, emotional) and exploring functional issues in detail. An occupational therapist will use this information to determine what you need and want in your everyday life, as well as what obstacles you may face in achieving those goals.

    Better Rehab Wollongong a registered provider of NDIS services. Our services include:

    Occupational Therapy
    Speech Therapy
    Physiotherapy
    Exercise Physiology
    Positive Behaviour Support
    Occupational Therapy Children
    Driving Assessments
    Functional Capacity Assessments

    Yes. If you have not seen one of Better Rehab therapists before, you will require an assessment. An assessment helps us to identify your needs and work out how many sessions you require to work towards your goals

    Yes, you can make changes to your service at any time. Depending on the changes, we may require an amendment to your Service Agreement or to update the portal booking.

    We have many clinicians on staff who have experience working with children and teenagers of all ages as well as their families and support workers at home, in schools, and in the community. Take a look at our occupational therapy children page for more information.

    You need to have funding in the support area of Improved Daily Living in your NDIS plan. This is called CB Daily Activities on the NDIS Portal.

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    Our therapists will work with you on identifying your needs based on your NDIS goals and plan. During this consultation you can choose how many hours of therapy you would like and how often you would like each type of therapy.

    It is important we allocate time to write NDIS reports to:
    • Ensure we can accurately monitor your progress against your goals
    • Develop your applications for approval of items like home modifications or assistive technologies
    • Support your plan reviews to ensure you receive the required amount of funding for your ongoing support

    Our therapists will develop goals with you during your initial assessment. These goals may change over your plan period, based on your progress and priorities.

    An NDIS plan is a document that outlines the individual’s goals for now or longer terms. It also includes their current level of independence, skills, and support needs.

    The plan is developed in consultation with the individual, their family members or carers, and other professionals in the community who are involved in supporting them.

    Yes. We have clinicians that are mobile and can provide you with the services you need, either at home, telehealth or Better Rehab Wollongong Clinic.

    What can OT do for you to help you get back to everyday life?

    What specialised training does your Wollongong therapist have?

    Does Wollongong therapist have any recommendations for reading up on your condition?

    What will you need to do at home to incorporate what you learn in the clinic?

    Better Rehab Wollongong and the NDIS

    Better Rehab Wollongong is a registered NDIS provider. If you are an NDIS participant in the Wollongong and South Coast Sydney Region of New South Wales, our Wollongong office can develop and deliver Allied Health services to help improve your quality of life.

    Our NDIS services include Occupational Therapy in the Wollongong and South Coast Sydney Region, Physiotherapy in the Wollongong and South Coast Sydney Region, Exercise Physiology in the Wollongong and South Coast Sydney Region, Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner in the Wollongong and South Coast Sydney Region and Functional Capacity Assessment in the Wollongong and South Coast Sydney Region.

    Areas serviced by Better Rehab Wollongong

    Warilla
    Wollongong
    Illawarra
    West Wollongong
    Mount Warrigal
    Lake Illawarra
    Barrack Heights
    Shellharbour
    Shell Cove
    Blackbutt
    Oak Flats
    Mangerton
    Cringila
    Lake Heights
    Warrawong
    Primbee
    Port Kembla
    Berkeley
    Kanahooka
    Koonawarra
    Dapto
    Albion Park
    Albion Park Rail
    Flinders
    Barrack Point
    Austinmer
    Unanderra
    Mount St Thomas
    Coniston
    Keiraville
    Mount Ousley
    Balgownie
    East Corrimal
    Bellambi
    Towradgi
    Wider South Coast Sydney Region