Funded Rehabilitation

If you have injured your knee, shoulder or lower back, you might be eligible for our funded rehabilitation programme.

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RESS Care Pathway

The RESS Care Pathway is a funded ACC initiative which supports kiwis to get back to doing the things they love!

It reduces delays to receiving treatment, improves long term health outcomes and removes financial barriers to accessing care.

Don't let your knee injury prevent you from living life!


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The RESS Care Pathways cover the below injury types:


  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament full thickness tears.
  • Multi-ligament Trauma.
  • Patella dislocations.
  • Post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.
  • Meniscal injuries.
  • Knee Fractures.


  • Rotator cuff tendon full thickness tears
  • Shoulder and Acromioclavicular dislocations
  • Fractures of the shoulder complex
  • Post traumatic shoulder osteoarthritis

Lumbar Spine:

  • Lower back disc prolapse with referring pain
  • Fractures of the lower back

All of the pathways provide patients with the following support and are fully funded (at no cost to the individual):

  • Specialist Services
  • Pathway Navigation support
  • Return to Work Support (Vocational Rehabilitation) 
  • Physiotherapy Rehabilitation
  • Gym access
  • Other health services based on your individual needs.


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Each pathway starts with an ACC covered knee, shoulder, and lower back claim. The first step is a pre-approval process to ensure the program is appropriate for you. Talk to your physiotherapist today to see if you are eligible.


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