Physiotherapy

The hospital retains the services of a full-time registered physiotherapist and a physiotherapy assistant who provide rehabilitation services to complex continuing care patients, in-patients, as well as out-patients. Wherever possible, patients are guided and taught how to manage their own recovery from, or adjustment to dysfunction or disability, with an aim to empower independence. The majority of the workload covers 3 major areas:

  • Orthopaedics
    • Sprains, strains, joint replacement
  • Neurological
    • Strokes, spinal cord injuries
  • Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, cardiac rehab

The department has a variety of equipment to assist in the rehabilitation of patients, and a strong emphasis is placed on home exercise to assist individuals in regaining maximum function.