Our Physiotherapy service works with you to improve your physical movement and independence so you can resume your normal lifestyle.
Our Physiotherapists are trained to assess the underlying causes of joint, muscle and nerve disorder, educate you about managing your condition, and advise ways to prevent pain and injury. Often, a personal exercise program is prescribed.
What we do
We use a wide range of techniques to relieve pain, restore function and movement and prevent further problems, including:
- Therapeutic exercise and stretches
- Electrophysical agents (such as hot packs, ice and ultrasound)
- Breathing exercises and techniques
Physiotherapy services are provided at the hospital's City and Royal Park Campuses. Exercise physiology services are provided at the Royal Park Campus.
Who can use our services
We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital and returning as an outpatient and need support and treatment to regain strength and movement following an illness and/ or injury.
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- Your appointment book
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.