Physiotherapy

We’ll support you as you cope with physical challenges

Our goal is to help you return to optimal functioning after surgery, illness or injury

Our physiotherapists work in partnership with people to help them achieve their personal health and wellbeing goals. 

We have group and individual exercise programs that can help improve your mobility, balance and strength .

Our physiotherapists

As Allied Health professionals, our physiotherapists are all university degree-qualified and accredited to practice in our hospitals. They’re engaged in ongoing professional development.

They work with our doctors, nurses and multidisciplinary teams to treat and care for you during and after your treatment in hospital. 

Their goals are to support you as you adapt to any physical challenges you’re facing and to help with your return to optimal functioning. They can assist in referring you on for ongoing rehabilitation if required. 

Our physiotherapy services

Please check your relevant hospital below for their specific services. **Not all services are available at all hospitals.

Our physiotherapists specialise in the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Pre and post-surgery
  • Fractures and trauma
  • Cancer
  • Falls, mobility and balance
  • General musculoskeletal pain
  • Chronic condition management
  • Pre and post natal conditions

Our services also aim to aid you following a range of treatments such as:

  • Orthopaedic, urological or neurological surgery
  • Cardiac surgery or time spent in intensive care
  • Following diagnosis of respiratory illness
  • Following breast surgery
  • After cancer treatments
  • Post partum
  • Injury management

Our treatment methods

Using both hands on and exercise based therapy, we can reduce the pain and stiffness caused by joint problems or soft tissue injuries. By re-educating your muscles, you can achieve greater strength and control over your movements.

We can help you manage your day-to-day activities whether you’re living with a disability, or recovering from surgery or illness. We can also help you gain confidence, with use of gait aids such as crutches, a walking stick, a wheelchair. 

We also train airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises for patients with respiratory conditions.

Disclaimer
This information is of a general nature, which may not be relevant to you. Any surgery or invasive procedure carries risk. We encourage you to speak with your doctor about your condition

Find a hospital near you offering physiotherapy

At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane, we have a skilled team of physiotherapists offering expertise and services across a range of areas to facilitate recovery and support rehabilitation. Our hospital is equipped with a purpose-built gymnasium perfect for prescribed physiotherapy exercises and activities. Our physiotherapists work closely alongside teams of medical specialists, nursing staff and other allied health professioanls to help you restore physical strength, mobility and function. 

Our physiotherapy services involve assessment and management and may include, but not limited to: 
  • Education 
  • Exercise programs 
  • Exercise prescription to improve general fitness, strength, endurance, balance and coordination  
  • Mobility retraining and muscle re-education to improve control of movement
Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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Our Physiotherapists are here to complete a comprehensive assessment and help you manage your condition. They use a range of techniques to help you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Our physiotherapists specialise in the following conditions:
  • arthritis
  • back and neck pain
  • pre and post surgery
  • fractures and trauma
  • cancer
  • postnatal
  • falls, mobility and balance
  • general musculoskeletal pain
Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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Our physiotherapists are here to complete a comprehensive assessment and help you manage your condition.

They use a range of techniques including manual therapy, tailored therapeutic exercise programs and self-management strategies to help you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Aquatic therapy may be offered if it’s suitable for your condition.

Our physiotherapists specialise in the following conditions:
  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Fractures and trauma
  • Cancer
  • Falls, mobility and balance
  • General musculoskeletal pain
Group physio exercise:

Our group physio exercise sessions include a range of gym-based individually-tailored exercises which can help reduce pain while improving strength, flexibility, quality of movement, balance and posture.

You’ll be assessed by a physiotherapist who prescribes and closely monitors a personalised program that targets your goals and changing needs.

Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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Our physiotherapy team is an integral part of your healthcare team and will work with you to maximise your physical potential and restore movement and function post surgery or for your individual treatment plan

Treatment is provided across a wide range of medical and surgical specialties to facilitate recovery from surgery, illness or injury.

Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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Hawthorn physiotherapy provides a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan to help you manage your condition.

They use a range of techniques including manual therapy, tailored therapeutic exercise programs and self-management strategies to help you get back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Our physiotherapists specialise in the following conditions:
  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Fractures and trauma
Your treating doctor may refer you to one of the physiotherapists.

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At St Vincent’s Private Hospital Northside, we have an experienced and highly-skilled team of physiotherapists offering expertise and exceptional services across a wide range of medical and surgical disciplines to facilitate recovery from surgery, illness or injury. Our team of physiotherapists work closely with people to help restore movement and function and maximise physical potential. 

Our physiotherapy services involve assessment and management and may include, but not limited to: 
  • Education 
  • Exercise programs 
  • Exercise prescription to improve mobility and strengthen muscles 
  • Mobility retraining and muscle re-education to improve control of movement
Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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The St Vincent's Rehabilitation Unit focus is on helping you regain your independence. We have been providing a comprehensive range of individual inpatient programs since July 2018.

Therapy sessions
We run individual and group sessions with a physiotherapist and occupational therapist that you may attend, depending on your condition. Our therapy facilities include a gymnasium and kitchen.

Our physiotherapists work with you to achieve your maximum physical ability after your surgery or treatment.

Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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Our physiotherapists are part of your healthcare team and depending on your particular needs we provide a range of services and treatments focussing on pre-surgery planning to post surgery rehabilitation. The include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, education, lifestyle advice, soft tissue techniques and electrophysical modalities. They strive to enhance your health and maximise your potential.

Each one is highly trained to assess and diagnose your condition, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore function to the highest possible level. Our physiotherapists also work in partnership with your doctor and other health professionals to ensure the best possible treatment and care.

Your treating doctor can refer you to one of our physiotherapists.

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An in-hospital team provides physiotherapy services to hospital patients.

They take an integrated approach to the prevention, diagnosis and therapeutic management of disorders of human movement to enhance the health and welfare of patients.

The team has expertise in several areas including post-operative orthopaedics, back injuries, mobility and rehabilitation, shoulder pain and neck injuries.