Physiotherapists are responsible for the assessment, treatment and prevention of disorders of human movement following disease or trauma. The primary goal of physiotherapy is the restoration of normal function, or to develop a patient's maximum potential within the limitations of possible function.
In addition to various treatment techniques, physiotherapists offer patients and families education, support and advice to enable the patient to safely manage during their hospital stay and post discharge home.
Physiotherapists accept referrals for post-surgical conditions, respiratory conditions, neurological conditions, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and rehabilitation, which can include mobility assessments and prescription of mobility aids.
A referral to the Physiotherapy Outpatient Clinic can be made by a medical practitioner or another allied health professional.
Physical Therapy Unit
Level 1, Royal Newcastle Centre Building
John Hunter Hospital