Rehabilitation

At QRS we have a team of trained therapists who will assess your needs, liaise with the funders or other agencies on supports needed, order equipment and provide rehabilitation in your home or workplace.  We will work together with any other teams involved in your rehabilitation, including care providers, vocational therapists, pain specialists, your GP,  surgeons, work staff or other specialists.

Our team consists of specialised paediatric and adult neuro-physiotherapists, musculoskeletal physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, psychologists, dietitians, social workers, registered nurses, neuropsychologists and medical specialists.

Assessment of Needs following Injury ( IRA / SDA / SNA)

If you need assistance following an injury, your case owner will ask us to visit you and discuss your needs.  We will advise your case owner of support needed which could include:

  • Assistance with personal cares
  • Assistance with domestic tasks
  • Assistance with child care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistance with transport
  • Other medical supports

If equipment will assist you, we will order it or arrange for it to be trialled to ensure it meets your needs.

Rehabilitation in your Home (Training for Independence)

Rehabilitation will be provided by the team in your home and local community which could include the following:

  • Restoring function
  • Improving quality of life
  • Educating client, family/ whanau and carers on  management of the injury
  • Integrating the client back into work, community activities and leisure activities
  • Improving independence with personal cares, domestic tasks
  • Increasing mobility and lower limb function
  • Increasing upper limb and hand function
  • Optimal nutrition and diet
  • Managing fatigue
  • Reducing dizziness
  • Improving speech, language and communication in children and adults
  • Managing swallowing difficulties
  • Improving cognition
  • Facilitating access to WINZ, Housing New Zealand
  • Trauma counselling and therapy
  • Preventing complications from the injury
  • Managing continence issues
  • Assessment  in the school (EBRA) to determine and review education supports required e.g. teacher aide hours.

Dietitian / Nutritional Service

Our Dietitians can work with you, your family/whanau and/or workplace to offer tailored and practical advice to help you keep fit and healthy. Through a healthy diet, the Dietitian can assist with:

  • Wound healing
  • Enteral feeding  
  • Weight management
  • Specialised diets
  • Bowel issues
  • Eating for general wellbeing

Private Referral for adults

If your need is not covered by ACC e.g rest homes or medical conditions, we provide a service to those who would still like support to:

  • Assess communication and swallowing difficulties
  • Educate, provide strategies and training to staff and family working with the client
  • Devise care plans on safe eating, drinking and best practice for oral hygiene
  • Complete onward referrals as necessary
  • Provide/order necessary equipment

Concussion Service

The aim of the service is to provide early access, timely assessment and treatment for adults and children after a mild head injury, known as a Concussion.

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Housing Assessments

If you or a family member is having difficulty getting around your home due to injury, your case owner may ask an Occupational Therapist to assess the home.

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