The Movement Disorders Allied Health Therapy Program offers interdisciplinary care for people with Parkinson’s Disease, or other movement disorders such as Multi System Atrophy (MSA), and Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP).
The team consists of:
- LSVT BIG certified Physiotherapist
- Occupational Therapist
- LSVT LOUD certified Speech Therapist
- Social Worker or Dietician, if required
The program consists of individual (Northcote or Kew) or group sessions (Kew) depending on your needs and attendance location.
It is based on the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT BIG and LSVT LOUD) principles of intensity, amplitude and whole body training. We will help build your strength, balance, and confidence, to be able to do the things you wish to do.
The 8-week exercise group runs twice a week for 1-hour. A speech therapy group also runs for those that require input.
Referrals from medical practitioners/allied health professionals can be made via the HIP referral form or by way of a medical letter from your GP.
Referral letter or form should be faxed to central intake on (03) 9231 2202 or email to HIPcentralreferrals@svha.org.au.
Enquiries about referrals please contact (03) 9231 8660.
The Movement Disorders Program is available at two sites.
- Kew Community Rehabilitation Centre, St Georges Hospital, 283 Cotham Rd, Kew. The entrance to the community rehabilitation centre is located on Cotham Road.
- Northcote Community Rehabilitation Centre, 92 Dennis Street, Northcote.
When you arrive at the centre please present to the reception desk.
Paid parking is available by entering the visitor car park off Normanby Street. Payment of parking is made via the coin machine located on the lower ground floor of St George’s hospital just prior to leaving the car park.
Free street parking is available in surrounding streets for a maximum of 2 hours.
A patient drop off area is located in front of the entrance to the community rehabilitation centre from Cotham Road.
Free parking and a drop of area is available on site, enter via Dennis Street. Free street parking is also available for a maximum of 1-2 hours depending on the sign.