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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function and use this knowledge to assess, treat and manage patients’ physical problems to enable them to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. At St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney our physiotherapy team works in partnership with our patients to prevent and treat disease and disability. 

 

Physiotherapy is used to treat the following conditions:

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal disability and dysfunction
  • Amputation
  • Cardiorespiratory (heart/lung) dysfunction
  • Central Nervous System trauma and disease
  • Congenital (existing since birth) physical dysfunction
  • Geriatric and aged conditions
  • HIV-related conditions
  • Neurological/Neurosurgical conditions
  • Oncology and Palliative Care related conditions
  • Nervous System trauma and disease
  • Physical mobility impairment
  • Post surgical conditions at risk of developing respiratory complications
  • Rheumatologic conditions
  • Surgical, congenital and traumatic orthopaedic conditions including patients requiring casts/splint application

Some of the common treatment methods used by physiotherapists include:

  • Exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
  • Mobility and functional training
  • Airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
  • Joint manipulation and mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Assistance with the use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs
  • Soft tissue mobilisation
  • Muscle re-education to improve control


Staff Contact

Noah Mitchell

Physiotherapy Manager

E: noah.mitchell@svha.org.au