Improving Rehabilitation Outcome

This broad program of research aims to improve outcomes for people returning to the community after rehabilitation following an illness or injury. Multi-disciplinary in focus, it includes research related to planning for discharge, oncology rehabilitation, recovering from joint replacement, translation of evidence into practice, and use of technology to support home based programs.

In 2016, a grant funded jointly by the La Trobe University Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Area and the Eastern Health Foundation enabled a substantial expansion of this research program.

Key areas of research within this program include:

Effectiveness of home visits following hip fracture
Physical activity after hip fracture
Improving outcomes of oncology rehabilitation
Effectiveness of clinical supervision in improving patient outcomes
Video home exercise programs after stroke
Involving family care givers in rehabilitation