Our physiotherapists work with patients to maximise their physical potential and restore movement and function. Treatment is provided across a wide range of medical and surgical specialties to facilitate recovery from surgery, illness or injury.
Physiotherapy management will be based on individualised patient assessment and may include:
- exercise prescription to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- mobility retraining and muscle re-education to improve control of movement
- selection and assistance with the use of appropriate walking aids. This includes crutches, walking sticks and wheeled walkers
- chest physiotherapy
- education and ergonomic advice ( advice for coping with daily activities)
- discharge planning.
Physiotherapy staff work as members of a multi-disciplinary team and provide clinical services to the following areas:
- general surgery
- cardiac surgery
- cardiac medicine
- intensive care
- cardiac rehabilitation
- respiratory medicine
- breast surgery
The physiotherapy team is an integral part of the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program, providing individualised education and exercise programs following heart attack, coronary artery stenting, or heart surgery.
For more information contact us on tel: 07 3326 3000.