Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Rehabilitation Programs Sydney

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Program

A targeted therapy program is highly beneficial for persons living with multiple sclerosis. With the right program, you can regain and maintain strength, flexibility and general fitness, and live an active and productive life.

Symptoms can range from:

  • Fatigue that does not go away with rest
  • Difficulty walking and problems with balance
  • Weakness, pain, loss of sensation, balance, or coordination
  • Stiffness and spasms or a feeling of heaviness in your legs or arms
  • Bladder and /or bowel problems, such as urgency or leaking
  • Memory and thinking problems
  • Pain and other unpleasant sensations
  • Emotional or mood problems, including depression and apathy
  • Vision problems, such as control of eye movements, seeing double, and blurry vision
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Speech and swallowing problems

Rehab outcomes

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that can affect each person differently. That is why it is important that your therapy team is knowledgeable about the range of symptoms that can occur and be responsive to their variability from one person to another.

The Royal Rehab Private Petersham team will work with you to understand your symptoms, impairments and effect on your daily living activities to tailor a program with the aim of controlling the disease process, and improving and maintaining movement so you can return to roles performed at home, work and in the community. Your program may focus on: 

  • Regaining strength, mobility and balance
  • Improving speech and swallowing
  • Improving communication
  • Improving mental health
  • Improving memory and problem-solving skills
  • Reducing joint pain
  • Reducing the risk of falls
  • Reducing and slowing the symptoms of paralysis
  • Reducing fatigue
  • Finding new or alternate ways of doing daily living activities

What you can expect as a Royal Rehab Private Petersham patient

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An expert multidisciplinary team, skilled in neurological, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions.

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A program that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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A genuine partnership between you and your clinical team so you have choice and control.

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A warm and friendly environment where you feel safe and cared for.

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Access to your rehab as an inpatient or through day services.

What we offer

Under the direction of a specialist rehabilitation doctor, your program can include:

Rehabilitation medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine

The diagnosis, assessment, & management of people with a disability due to illness or injury.

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Focuses on exercises and mobility practice to improve strength and function.

Occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy

Aims to help you maximise functional independence in everyday tasks.

Exercise physiology

Exercise Physiology

An allied health discipline based on the benefits of physical exercise to help restore strength & function.



Exercises in warm water help relieve pain, strengthen muscles, increase circulation & improve function.

Speech therapy

Speech Pathology

Aims at improving communication skills & enhancing the ability to swallow & drink.



Helps improve digestion & manage nutritional intake.

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Assists with thoughts, brain function, behaviours, emotions, personality & human development.

Rehabilitation nursing

Rehabilitation Nursing

Assessing & managing health issues, & providing therapeutic interventions & advice.

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Social Work

Focuses on enhancing overall health & wellbeing by providing effective & evidence-based support.

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Music Therapy

Supports to manage physical & mental health, improve speech skills, memory & coordination.

Neurological rehabilitation

Advanced Technology

The latest state-of-the-art equipment in neurological rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation services

"2012 was the first time I came here. The nurses even remembered me when I came back. I keep coming back because they’re good."

- Ruth
Private rehab Sydney

"I just wanted to be as well as I could for as long as I could. I wanted to get my real life back."

- Carole


There are several funding options available to access our programs. These include:

Private health insurance

Private health insurance

Fees and charges are dependent upon your health fund and level of cover. Please check with your health fund if any additional charges apply.

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Workers comp / CTP insurance / icare

Before you are admitted or before commencing your program, we will obtain approval from your insurer.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Department of Veterans' Affairs

A broad range of health care and support services are available to meet the clinical needs of eligible veterans and eligible dependants.

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If you do not have a funding stream, you can also choose to self-fund your program.


NDIS Funding

As a fully accredited NDIS provider, our NDIS Therapy Supports service provides NDIS participants with evidence-based allied health therapies to support, maintain and increase function and wellbeing. Click to find out more.

I’m interested. What do I need to do?


Obtain a referral

The first step is to obtain a referral from your specialist or GP. Medical professionals can access referral forms by clicking here.


Complete your assessment

Once we receive your referral, we will be in touch to organise a time to meet with you to discuss and review your needs and goals. We will also provide a fee estimate.


Start your journey

We will be in touch to organise your therapy so you can begin your rehab journey.

Frequently asked questions

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition of the central nervous system where there can be interference between nerve impulses within the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. This can lead to such symptoms as muscle weakness, numbness and tingling, dizziness, bladder problems and more.

What are the symptoms of MS?

MS symptoms can be different and unpredictable for each individual. The symptoms can also differ depending on the part of the central nervous system that is affected and to what degree. The most common symptoms include muscle weakness, numbness and tingling, dizziness, fatigue, tremors, incontinence and spasms.