On the ward, our orthopaedic physiotherapists provide an early involvement to assist patients to regain movement, strength and independence following injury or surgery. The team's priority is your recovery and safe discharge to a Ramsay rehabilitation hospital or home.
They work in partnership with the doctors and nurses to provide personal care to facilitate optimal recovery. This may include; exercises, prescription of walking aids, gait re-education, education on slings and braces and advice on do's and don'ts.
The Wollongong Private Hospital physiotherapy department runs a weekly joint clinic education program for hip and knee replacement patients providing further education about the surgery and recovery.