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Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS)

Bendigo Bank House McKellar Kids Rehab

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The Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) provides specialist rehabilitation for children and adolescents who have experienced:

  • concussion
  • acquired brain injury (trauma, stroke, tumour)
  • spinal injury
  • complex neurological condition or recent surgical/medical intervention.

The VPRS also have a tone management program for young people with cerebral palsy which includes assessment and intervention for spasticity.

The VPRS team is made up of allied health and medical professionals from the following backgrounds: rehabilitation & paediatric medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social work, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology. All team members have experience working with children and adolescents after injury. 

Therapists work with the young person and their family to deliver goal-focused, developmentally appropriate and time-limited, therapy programs.

Rehabilitation appointments are provided at Bendigo Bank House McKellar Kids Rehab in North Geelong and can also be provided at the client’s home, school, or in the local community.

Some of the things VPRS commonly supports people with include:

  • Return to usual activities at home
  • Return to school
  • Reconnecting with peers after hospitalisation
  • Return to sport, hobbies, and social activities
  • Support around emotional changes

The VPRS at Barwon Health is part of a state-wide program.

Last Modified: Monday, 04 September 2023

Bendigo Bank House, McKellar Kids' Rehab

45-95 Ballarat Road, North Geelong

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (03) 4215 7795