Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Rehabilitation
(concussion and traumatic brain injury)
The Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Team provides specialist rehabilitation for adults who have experienced a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our interdisciplinary team of medical and allied health professionals work with people to deliver goal-focused and time-limited rehabilitation.
Rehabilitation appointments are provided within the Community Rehabilitation Centre (McKellar Centre, North Geelong) and can also be provided at the client’s home or in the local community.
The Community Rehabilitation Centre has a purpose built gym, access to specialist rehabilitation equipment and customised clinical treatment spaces. A hydrotherapy pool is also available on site and clients can access the pool as part of their physiotherapy with the ABI Team.
Client appointments can be individual or within a group and are based around the person’s goals for recovery. The ABI Team commonly supports people to:
- manage day to day tasks at home
- adjust to the changes in their life
- return to study or work
- return to sport, hobbies and social activities
- return to driving
The ABI Team is made up of allied health and medical professionals from the following backgrounds: rehabilitation medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, exercise physiology, recreation therapy, social work, clinical psychology, neuropsychology, dietetics and podiatry. All team members have experience working with people after concussion and brain injury. Clients may work with one or more health professionals depending on their needs and goals for recovery.
$10 per day (capped at $30 per week).
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe will cover the cost of rehabilitation for people with an approved claim.
How to refer
A General Practitioner (GP), medical specialist or any health professional can make a referral. Referrals are received by:
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (03) 4215 6376
Post: McKellar Community Rehabilitation Centre
45-95 Ballarat Road, North Geelong 3215
PO Box 281, Geelong VIC 3220
Electronic referral: referralNET (Geelong region only)
In your referral, please include a summary of the person’s injury, current symptoms and issues, goals for rehabilitation and any relevant risks.
All referrals are triaged and if not suitable for community rehabilitation, the referral may be forwarded on to a more appropriate service or feedback provided to the referrer.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 01 December 2020
For further information
To find out if the ABI team is the right service for you or your family member, please contact the ABI Care Coordinator on 4215 5301.