About the rehabilitation clinics

Rose centre team photographed around their equipment © University of Canterbury 2017

The Rehabilitation Clinics at the Rose Centre is a specialty evaluation and treatment clinic headed by Clinical Director Lucy Greig, and supported by Professor Maggie-Lee Huckabee and Dr Phoebe Macrae .

We offer specific, effective and innovative diagnostic and rehabilitative procedures for swallowing disorders (dysphagia) that are driven by the latest research and physiological needs of our patients.

We specialise in intensive rehabilitation programmes, unique to Australasia, that maximize recovery of function in both the post-acute and chronic patient. Although we have a particular interest in stroke rehabilitation, our clinical services extend to all patients with swallowing impairment. We have also recently expanded our services to include rehabilitation of acquired communication disorders, for example aphasia, a language disorder, and dysarthria, a motor-speech disorder.

A key feature of the Rehab Clinics is the integration of clinical services and research. We recognise that our patients often know what they need and thus are partners in developing their own treatment programmes as well as contributing to research into new rehabilitation techniques.

Our PERC programme (Patients, Engineers, Researchers, Clinicians) moves this belief into a unique programme that integrates partners in rehabilitation to develop new methods and bioengineering applications that facilitate recovery.

The Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research is located in Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand. See the Contact us page for more information.

Peer Support

The Rose Rehabilitation Clinics are excited to be able to offer a peer support service. Eric Knapp, stroke survivor and past patient of the Rose Rehabilitation Clinics, is available to meet with, share experiences, and support patients who are receiving swallowing or communication treatment at the Rose Rehabilitation Clinics.