About us

Welcome to Royal Rehab LifeWorks, Petersham. Our goal is to support you in achieving increased independence and an enhanced quality of life.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to us. This way, we can understand your needs and goals and explore how we can best support you.

What we do

At Royal Rehab LifeWorks Petersham, our skilled team is experienced in a range of conditions including stroke, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, fractures, muscle tears, pain, deconditioning, and more. Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, we ensure a comprehensive rehabilitation experience, tailored to achieve optimal outcomes for you.

Our diverse array of services includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy, hydrotherapy, speech pathology, dietetics, and more. Tailored to your specific requirements and preferences, whether it's improving strength, function, or independence, enhancing communication, problem-solving, managing daily activities, or addressing other needs, our team is dedicated to closely partnering with you. Together, we will identify your goals and create a personalised plan incorporating therapies best suited to your needs.

How we can help



Capacity building

Improving movement & function

Strength & fitness

Reducing the risk of falls

Speech & communication


General wellbeing

Pain management

Chronic disease management

Who can benefit

Our services can benefit people living with or recovering from:


Parkinson's disease

Motor neurone disease

Multiple sclerosis

An orthopaedic or musculoskeletal illness or injury

An orthopaedic or musculoskeletal illness or injury

Chronic diseases


Meet the team

Our team is made up of clinicians from diverse disciplines, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, exercise physiologists, speech pathologists, and dietitians.

Their goal is to work collaboratively to develop a comprehensive therapy program that is specifically tailored to meet your unique needs.

Helping people achieve
greater independence
and quality of life.


The Royal Rehab Foundation funds a range of programs, initiatives and services that supports independence and a greater quality of life for our clients and patients.

Due to the kind support of our generous donors, support could include:

  • Equipment purchases not covered by the NDIS

  • Therapy costs not covered by the NDIS

  • Disability services

The Royal Rehab Foundation does not fund business expenses, including salaries and wages, or items and services already covered by the NDIS.


Joining Royal Rehab offers a chance to positively impact lives with a leading organisation in rehabilitation and disability support. Our skilled workforce, from diverse professions, shares a commitment to clinical excellence, education, research, and personalised care.

We prioritise creating a supportive and fulfilling workplace that encourages ongoing learning and development while rewarding performance. We are an equal opportunity employer that values inclusivity and diversity in our recruitment and employment practices.

If you seek a career with a values-driven organisation that champions honesty, respect, teamwork, and innovation, check out our extensive benefits and current job openings.

The Royal Rehab Group

Royal Rehab LifeWorks is part of The Royal Rehab Group, Australia's leading provider of disability and rehabilitation services, with a remarkable 120-year history.

We are a for purpose registered charity, offering a broad range of services, including rehabilitation hospitals in Ryde and Petersham, a state-of-the-art advanced technology center in Ryde, disability support services that include accommodation, support coordination, school leaver employment support, employment services, and family mental health support services. We also have a luxurious resort specifically designed for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Ready to get started on your Royal Rehab LifeWorks journey?

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Royal Rehab acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future and we extend our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples.

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