How we can help you
Our Physiotherapy department can help you improve your movement and function. We work with you to assess your needs, set goals and provide treatments and exercise programs to help you reach your goals.
Our Physiotherapists are highly trained and can provide the following treatments:
- exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- muscle re-education to help you control your movements
- breathing exercises and techniques to help you clear your airways
- assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs
- education regarding your condition and how you can help manage it yourself.
We can help you if you have problems with pain or movement caused by injury or disease. We look after patients staying at Prince of Wales Hospital and those in the community who have been referred to one of our outpatient clinics.
Our outpatient clinics are for those living in the community. Our clinics include:
- Physiotherapy outpatient service - we care for people living in the community with problems with their bones and muscles caused by disease, trauma or overuse. We also support people as they recover from surgery.
- Hydrotherapy outpatient service - we use pool exercises to help people reduce any pain or problems you may have with your bones and muscles
- Pulmonary and Heart Failure Rehabilitation Program - we help people with long-term lung and heart problems by providing exercise plans, education, training on how to self-manage your health and social support.
We are teaching hospital and you may be asked to be involved in research or for a student to be present at your appointment. You have a right to say no. If you do so, this will not impact in any way on the services we will provide.
Please let us know if you need an interpreter. You can contact us telephoning the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450. Tell the operator what language you speak and then ask the interpreter to set up a telephone conversation between you, an interpreter, and the healthcare professional you want to speak with.