Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapy Department provides a specialised service to people who have difficulty moving, as a result of an injury or medical condition.

Our services

  • Musculoskeletal Joint & muscle problems.
  • Post fracture & Orthopaedic surgery.
  • Respiratory conditions.
  • Amputee rehabilitation.
  • Lymphoedema.
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Women’s health (Antenatal/Post natal care & post surgical rehabilitation).
  • Urinary and Faecal incontinence due to pelvic floor dysfunctions.
  • Neurological conditions.
  • Burns.
  • Persistent pain.
  • Oncology.
  • Hand conditions.
  • Vestibular (dizziness) disorders.

Depending on your condition, treatment may include:

  • Education & advice.
  • Exercise to improve strength & stability.
  • Enhance movement patterns.
  • Helping you recover from surgery and promoting functional independence.
  • Manual therapy (“hands-on” treatment including joint mobilisation, soft tissue mobilisation & stretches).
  • Supervised exercise classes in gymnasium & hydrotherapy.

How to access this service

To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to fax a referral  to  Central Patient Intake (CPI)  on 1300364952.

Your referral is reviewed & categorised depending on your medical condition. There may be a waiting period before your treatment is commenced, depending on the demand for services.

If your condition worsens while waiting for treatment, please see your GP.

  • If you have private health insurance (with extras) or are entitled to Compulsory Third party insurance, Work Cover or Veteran affairs, you can receive treatment external to RBWH sooner at a private physiotherapy clinic, however please be aware that a  a gap fee may be payable. You may also qualify for five allied health sessions per year through a Medicare funded Enhance Primary Care Plan (EPC) which is accessed through your GP.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
  • Your appointment letter..
  • Any special items listed on your letter.
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant).
  • Wear or bring appropriate clothing to allow examination of the area to be treated.

Clinics

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Contact us

Location: Level 2, Ned Hanlon Building
Phone: (07) 3646 4319
Fax: (07) 3646 1665
Email:
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-5.00pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.