A new bariatric rehabilitation, New Dimensions, is now on offer at Epworth Camberwell.
Launched in early March, this program is designed for patients following bariatric surgery or procedure, where the size of the stomach is reduced either through gastric banding or removal of part of the stomach. The rehabilitation program focuses on facilitating patients’ recovery and the best possible outcome for the future.
The New Dimensions program is based on the principles of physical and psychological reconditioning post surgery. The Program assists the patient in re-establishing control over the choices that they make in relation to the ongoing management of their obesity. The program encourages patients to build knowledge about their condition, understand themselves and acquire necessary skills and confidence to instigate and sustain long-term lifestyle changes.
New Dimensions is a 12-week program and incorporates:
- exercise including strengthening, stretching and a walking program
- psychological and emotional support
- self-management strategies
- nutritional advice and input
The program is under the care of rehabilitation physician Dr Fran Wise with Abi Oliver as the program coordinator. Sessions run once weekly for two hours. New Dimensions is now accepting referrals.
Referrals can be faxed to 03 9982 6696 or scanned to firstname.lastname@example.org
For all enquiries, please contact 1300 46 REHAB