Better Rehab provides a Hospital Substitute Treatment (HST) program for eligible health fund members who have undergone or are about to undergo elective hip and knee replacement surgery.
As a premier National Allied Health Provider with a reputation that exceeds most in providing quality community rehabilitation, we are proud to offer this program designed as an alternative to Inpatient Rehabilitation or Day Only Rehabilitation/Outpatient services, allowing you to fully focus on your rehabilitation and recovery in the comfort of your own home.
This is the first program in Australia to provide you with NO-GAP physiotherapy and equipment to support you through your surgical rehabilitation and recovery. Our HST program is developed from the latest research findings and expert advice from Surgeons, leading acute surgical facilities and Physiotherapists. You will be provided with the appropriate advice, resources and treatment that will guide you every step of the way in your journey to recovery.
Health Fund Program Member FAQs
You can contact us on 1300 0 REHAB (73422). You can also ask your Surgeon or General Practitioner to send a referral through to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +61 2 8068 1946.
If you belong to a participating Health Fund and are eligible under your level of cover, there are no upfront or GAP payments.
Yes, we do. We will ensure that your progress is appropriately and consistently communicated to your Surgeon and GP throughout your rehabilitation journey.
Research indicates that clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction in home rehabilitation are comparable to that of conventional orthopaedic rehabilitation. There is increasing evidence that patients find home rehabilitation as effective or better than hospital based rehabilitation. Rehabilitation in the home further empowers patients to begin their rehabilitation in many circumstances sooner and in the comfort and familiarity of their own environment, avoiding the time, costs and inconvenience associated with travelling to facilities.
Buhagiar MA, Naylor JM, Harris IA, Xuan W, Kohler F, Wright R, Fortunato R. Effect of Inpatient Rehabilitation vs a Monitored Home-Based Program on Mobility in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty: The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2017;317(10):1037–1046. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.1224
Pastora-Bernal JM, Martín-Valero R, Barón-López FJ, Estebanez-Pérez MJ. Evidence of Benefit of Telerehabitation After Orthopedic Surgery: A Systematic Review. J Med Internet Res. 2017 Apr 28;19(4):e142. doi: 10.2196/jmir.6836. PMID: 28455277; PMCID: PMC5429438.
Yes. There is a cancellation fee if you cancel without 48 hours’ prior notice. Your treating clinician will discuss this with you.
No, Better Rehab will liaise directly with your health fund.
At Better Rehab, we use the latest innovative technology to ensure that your experience, even if remote, helps you achieve the best outcomes. The admin team and treating clinician will assist you in the setup and orientation of the service before commencing the program.
Your treating clinician will discuss this further with you. We will ensure that the item is appropriate and assists with your surgical needs. We will arrange this with you on your first session with us.
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