87 Station Road Foster, Victoria, 3960 sghosp@sghs.com.au
Visiting hours 10am-12 noon and
2pm - 8pm each day.

Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists have knowledge about how the body moves and functions and can work with people of all ages to overcome problems following an operation, illness, accident or injury.

Acute:

In the hospital the physiotherapist can see a wide range of patients, for example, those who have had a fall, have a chest infection or decreased mobility and will work with the nursing and allied health team to help patients get home safely. The physiotherapist can also see midwifery patients to help women with recovery after giving birth.

Community:

The physiotherapist runs an outpatient rehabilitation clinic and can assist clients with:

  • recovery from an orthopaedic operation
  • recovery from a neurological condition for example, a stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease
  • recovery from injury or recent illness
  • a mobility review

All clients complete an individual assessment with the physiotherapist where you will discuss your physiotherapy goals. The physiotherapist then works with you to develop a care plan that is individual to your needs. If required, the physiotherapist will continue your care in our General Rehabilitation Group. If you are likely to require ongoing individual Physiotherapy treatment, our therapist might refer the client to a Private Physiotherapist.

The physiotherapist is involved with the following programs/groups:

  • General Rehabilitation Group
  • Transition Care Program
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Group
  • Falls and Balance Group
  • Ante-natal Clinic

For more information please phone the Community Health Centre between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Thursday on 5683 9780.