A physiotherapist and patient in the Kokoda Gym at Heidelberg Repatriation HospitalA physiotherapist and patient in the Kokoda Gym at Heidelberg Repatriation HospitalA physiotherapist and patient in the Kokoda Gym at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital

Clinics & services

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

We care for and support people to improve their ability to move and function in daily life.

About us

We work with patients with disease or injury to improve their ability to move and function in daily life.

We do this through:

  • Individual physical assessments
  • Setting specific goals with patients
  • Tailoring specific therapeutic treatments and exercise programs to patients reach their goals

Our physiotherapists are highly trained and use a range of treatment approaches, including:

  • Exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
  • Joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
  • Muscle re-education to improve control
  • Airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
  • Using aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs
  • Providing education to help patients manage their condition

Our services

We provide care and treatment for patients in hospital who need:

  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Spinal rehabilitation
  • Respiratory rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Cardiac and cardiac failure rehabilitation
  • Chronic disease management

We run the following clinics:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation classes
  • Cardiac failure rehabilitation classes
  • Orthopaedic Clinic 

Referrals

You can access this service when you are staying in hospital and continue as an outpatient for usually 8 to 12 sessions, to help you manage your condition.

Treatment sessions are provided free of charge.

Contact us

Physiotherapy

Phone: 03 9496 3070 for general physiotherapy enquiries

Phone: 03 9496 5461 for physiotherapy clinic enquiries

Phone: 03 9496 2892 for Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital physiotherapy enquiries

Email: physiotherapy@austin.org.au

Open hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 4.30pm

Manager

Sue Berney
Manager, Physiotherapy

Location

Physiotherapy
Level 3 Harold Stokes Building
Austin Hospital
145 Studley Road
Heidelberg Victoria

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Postal address

Physiotherapy
Austin Hospital
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg
Victoria
Australia, 3084