Hospitals & Services
Physiotherapy is an integral part of the rehabilitation process. Working in partnership with the multidisciplinary team members, the patient and their family to achieve the goals of maximising independence, mobility and fitness. Physiotherapist will work with patients on the Burwood Spinal Unit from the day they arrive and provides input at all stages of someone's rehabilitation journey.
Respiratory techniques and interventions
Functional activity retraining e.g.
Transferring from a bed to a wheelchair
Bodyweight support treadmill training
Passive movements and stretching
Electrical stimulation of muscles
Functional electrical stimulated cycling
Functional electrical stimulation to assist gait
Cardiovascular and fitness training
Manual therapy techniques
Liaison with orthotists regarding provision of orthoses to assist function and gait