Alliance Rehabilitation and Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS)

Alliance Rehabilitation has partnered with the Townsville Hospital and Health Service (THHS) to provide a Community Based Rehabilitation Service (CBRS) to communities within the THHS service area, including Townsville, Ayr, Charters Towers, Hughenden, Ingham, Palm Island, Richmond and Magnetic Island.

The CBRS provides short-term intensive rehabilitation programs for participants following a change in their functional status. The Alliance Rehabilitation team works with participants to promote independence and build capacity, and to always achieve measurable outcomes. There are no fees for allied health services provided under the CBRS, services are funded by THHS.

Referrals to the CBRS can come from general practitioners, hospitals or the community where participants have identified rehabilitation goals. Visit our referral page to find the appropriate form.

The rehabilitation process

Once a referral is approved by Townsville Hospital Referral participants attend an Intake Meeting. This meeting is a chance for our clinicians to identify goals for rehabilitation and to identify how our service can assist with achieving these. This is a collaborative process and we take the time to really understand the needs of each person’s rehabilitation journey.

Following the intake, our interdisciplinary team works together to develops a personalised Rehabilitation Plan with both functional and clinical goals. Participants are always encouraged to provide feedback, direction and consent on the planned program. Each person is introduced to the professionals who will assist in the delivery of the program and are provided with a personally held health record “My Journey” to document the rehabilitation plan, goals and activities.

During the program each participant is reviewed at three-week intervals in a “Touching Base” session. These sessions aim to ensure participants needs are being met, the rehabilitation plan has been implemented as agreed and to monitor progression towards clinical outcomes and goals.

How long will I attend Alliance Rehabilitation?

Programs run from six to twelve weeks depending on what gains are being made and your goal achievement.

For persons who attend our service for specific one off services, such as a Driving Assessment, your appointment will be booked and attended to as soon as possible.

What happens at the end of the rehabilitation program?

You will be re-assessed on initial outcome measures to capture and identify the positive changes that you have achieved since the beginning of your journey.

You will be supported at the end of your program, with a home-based rehabilitation program and referral to appropriate community services, agencies or back to work if that is your goal.

What type of rehabilitation will I do?

Your rehabilitation program will be personalised and specific to your situation and your preferences; involving both one-on-one sessions and group programs. You may also be interested in our Queensland-first Tyromotion robotic and computer assisted rehabilitation lab to improve your movements in a fun and engaging way. Or you may choose to participate in some of our group therapy programs including FitFlex, Communication Group, High Mobility Training, STEPS Program and more.

If you have several appointments with us in the same day, remember to bring your lunch (we have a fridge) or you can join our tuck shop service for lunch and snacks on a budget.

How do I get referred to the CBRS?

Referrals to the CBRS can come from general practitioners, hospitals or clinicians in the community where participants have identified rehabilitation goals. There are three key things you need for a referral:

  1. You must be willing and able to participate in your rehabilitation.
  2. You must be medically stable.
  3. You must have the support of your GP.

Referrals to the CBRS are managed by Townsville Health and Hospital Service and triaged through a central referral hub.  Visit our referral page to find the appropriate form. Should you need assistance making a CBRS referral please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Other Services

Alliance Rehabilitation provides many services under many different funding models, including: Self funded, Private insurance, NDIS, DVA, WorkCover, NIIS, corporate programs and more. Contact us directly to discuss how we can assist you.

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Our Services

Alliance Rehabilitation provides a range of health services:




Social Work

Speech Pathology

Occupational Therapy

Exercise Physiology

Dietetics & Nutrition

Diabetes Education


General Practice

Health Economics