Throughout our lives, our brain continually rewires itself, changing and adapting as a result of our experiences. Modern science calls this phenomenon neuroplasticity.

After a brain injury, life takes a turn into uncharted territory. Getting back on track is tough, but with the right intervention and support over the right period of time, the progress made can be life changing.

Paving the way at Oats Street

The Oats Street rehabilitation program was born from the concept of neuroplasticity. Since 1991, Brightwater has been an innovator in the area of acquired brain injury (ABI), assisting people with an ABI to build new pathways.

By pushing the boundaries of brain science, the program has been internationally recognised for achieving breakthrough results. Our phased approach to rehab fuses therapy with everyday living scenarios, encouraging you to relearn important life skills.

A one-of-a-kind program

The Oats Street rehabilitation program is unique.

It gives you the chance to explore what your brain can do, while supporting and enabling you on your way to maximising your potential.

To participate in the program, you will need to:

  • Have an acquired brain injury
  • Be medically stable
  • Be aged 18 to 65
  • Have the desire and potential to build your skills

Working alongside a team of support workers, therapists and allied health professionals, you’ll develop a personal set of goals, based on what’s important to you.

Step by step, day by day

Together, we’ll build the practical and functional skills you need to achieve your goals. Step by step, you’ll work your way through Oats Street – a purpose-built rehab centre for you to call home.

Therapy is translated into everyday tasks that evolve from phase to phase. During your stay, you’ll continue building the skills you need to live independently and confidently in the community, post-ABI.

Starting with fully supported accommodation, you’ll graduate to the next phase of the program as you hit new milestones. Since good things take time, graduates typically live here for 12 to 24 months. Day by day, you’ll continue working toward your goals, moving from house to house as you become more independent.

People come to Oats Street to start living their lives again. If you reach our independent living units, it means you’ve reached the final phase of the program – the next step to transitioning back into the community.

We’re here to help

If the Oats Street rehabilitation program is right for you, get in touch. We can help you find funding, and after the program, we’ll help you find a permanent home that fits you, whatever that might look like it.

We also offer short-burst therapy for those who need a refresher program or can only commit to 3 to 6 months.

For more information on the Oats Street Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, call 1300 223 968.