Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

 Service provides:

  • Outpatient physiotherapy (management of musculoskeletal conditions, injuries, pain, exercise)
  • Paediatric physiotherapy (including orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurological and developmental conditions)
  • Exercise physiology services
  • Antenatal and postnatal physiotherapy, including labour TENS
  • Mobility assessment and provision of walking aids
  • Continence physiotherapy (service located at CRC)
  • Lymphoedema management
Supported by the Australian Government Department of Health  
Swan Hill District Health acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government 
Although funding for Physiotherapy Services has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government. 

What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapists work with patients to enhance mobility and quality of life by using suitable treatments for an injury or condition. Physiotherapists help people to gain as much movement and physical independence as possible so they can resume their normal job or lifestyle. Physiotherapists assess, diagnose and treat people with movement problems. They also deliver patient education, help people avoid injuries and maintain a fit, healthy body.

What types of problems can Physiotherapy help?
Virtually any condition that affects your muscles, joints, or nerves can be helped by physiotherapy. Common problems include:
• Painful conditions such as arthritis
• Back and neck pain, including whiplash
• Problems affecting children including cerebral palsy and developmental delay
• Pregnancy-related symptoms such as back pain and stress incontinence
• Upper limb work-related problems, also know as repetitive strain injury (RSI)
• Asthma and other breathing difficulties
• Sports injuries
• Problems with continence and lymphoedema
Rehabilitation after surgery and/or cancer treatment.

How does is work?
Physiotherapy integrates clinical expertise with evidence-based research. Physiotherapists are trained to assess the underlying causes of joint, muscle and nerve disorder, educate patients about managing their condition and advise ways to prevent pain and injury. Often, a personal exercise program is prescribed.
As a profession, physiotherapists work within a framework of empowering the individual, carer or the community through education and the promotion of self-management of health and well being.

Physiotherapy at Swan Hill District Health
The Physiotherapy Department at Swan Hill District Health is a dynamic, enthusiastic team who are involved in most parts of the hospital. They help people of all ages, from young infants, to the elderly with a wide variety of ailments, in a range of areas of the health service:
• Acute Ward
• Maternity Ward
• Emergency Department
• Day Procedure Unit
• Transitional Care Program
• Community Health Outpatient Department 
        o General Sports or other injuries 
        o Back, neck and other pain 
        o Continence 
        o Women’s Health including post-natal. 
        o Paediatrics
• Community Rehabilitation Centre 
        o Individual Rehabilitation consultations 
        o Falls and Balance Clinic 
        o Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 
        o Parkinson’s Disease Group 
        o ADDLife weightloss group.
• Health Promotion 
        o Antenatal Classes 
        o Well Women Classes 
        o Men's Health Classes                                 
Hydrotherapy
• Jacaranda Lodge and Logan Lodge.

See Also:

Continence Physiotherapy Service

Lymphoedema Service    

SHDH Children's Health Services Brochure

Contact:

Physiotherapy

Location:  Allied Health (opposite main reception)

Phone:      03 5033 9390

Email:       jcobden@shdh.org.au

                                                                          

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