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Community therapy

The Whakatāne-based Community Therapy team

The community-based therapy service works from Whakatāne Hospital to help people to remain in their home, functioning as independently as possible.

Among the services provided to the people in the Eastern Bay Region are assessment, rehabilitation and education to adults with predominantly physical disabilities, using a team approach to care. Clients are encouraged to identify their goals of treatment, working alongside the therapist.

There is no cost to access the service and people must be referred by a medical practitioner.

The Community Therapy team includes Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Assistants, Administrative support and Te Pou Kōkiri services are all available.