About IRS

Independent Rehabilitation Services was founded in 1999 by Physiotherapist, Kate Phillips. Kate and her passionate team believes in a whole person approach to rehabilitation and that  change continues for a person as they integrate more fully in to their life and community.

Since the beginning, our team of highly experienced Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists have been working with adults and adolescents with acquired brain injury and numerous other neurological disorders in our clients homes across metropolitan Melbourne and outer Melbourne. We have now expanded our services to also offer allied health services for a variety of other diagnoses, providing clients with best practice intervention in both their home and their community.

We understand the complexity of community neurological rehabilitation and the opportunities and challenges that are currently present with the recently implemented NDIS program. We are experienced in providing long-term management, periodic treatment or one-off assessments and consultations.

Working closely with our clients, their family, carers and referrers we establish programs in the home, place of residence or local community, to maximise function and achieve the best outcomes for all our clients.

Independent Rehabilitation Services is registered with compensable bodies such as the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), WorkCover (VWA), Slow to Recover Program (STR), Individual Support Packages (ISP) and Enhanced Primary Care (EPC).

Referrals can be made by the client, a family member or anyone involved in care. Please see our Referral Page for more information.

Our Services:

  • Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology
  • Home visits, community sessions (ie in local gyms, hydrotherapy centres) or initial assessments in our rooms in Ashburton
  • Experience in delivering home and community based therapy for clients with disability
  • Specialists in community neurological rehabilitation
  • Development of individualised programmes with the client and support from family and carers
  • Liaison with referrers, case managers and/or support coordinators to achieve the best outcomes for clients
  • Development and review of attendant care programs in the home or residential care sector
  • Education and guidance for families and carers
  • Worksite visits if required
  • Occupational Therapy Driving Assessments
  • Holiday Planning
  • Support worker training
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