The orthopaedic physiotherapy department commonly treat:
• Fractures, e.g. fractured ankle
• Traumatic injuries e.g. following a fall
• Following elective surgery, e.g. total hip replacement
• Degenerative conditions, e.g. osteoarthritic knee joint
• Soft tissue injuries, e.g. frozen shoulder
Access is via referral from one of the four orthopaedic surgeons, or from other hospitals.
This service primarily assists patients following an operation or procedure to enable independent mobility upon discharge home. Your treatment may include gait and mobility re-education, mobility aid provision, brace or orthosis provision, exercise prescription and patient education. Treatment may occur at either ward or gym level as appropriate.
Treatment varies depending on your condition, including manual therapy, exercise prescription, patient education and a wide range of modalities; patients may also be referred into one of our classes. Treatment duration varies from 30 minutes to an hour.
Physiotherapists are also involved in weekly outpatient fracture clinics.