Physiotherapy is a health care profession with an emphasis on the use of physical approaches for the promotion of health and the prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. It is the fourth largest healthcare profession in the world and addresses problems with movement, dysfunction and pain.
These can arise from musculoskeletal, neurological, respiratory, and chronic disability conditions, or from mental illness and intellectual impairment.
Goals are achieved through comprehensive assessment with individualized treatment combining education, continuous support, home exercise programmes and advice, using knowledge from our extensive scientific background of human anatomy and physiology.
We offer physiotherapy management for the following conditions: acute and chronic musculoskeletal disability and dysfunction; amputation; cardiorespiratory dysfunction; central nervous system trauma and disease; congenital physical dysfunction; eriatric and aged conditions; HIV-related conditions; neurological/neurosurgical conditions; oncology and palliative care-related conditions; peripheral nervous system trauma and disease; physical mobility impairment; post surgical conditions at risk of developing respiratory complications; rheumatologic conditions; surgical, congenital and traumatic orthopaedic conditions.
We also provide services in provision of cast application, cast removal and application of braces and splints; Education of patients, relatives, Medical, Allied Health and Nursing staff, Physiotherapy students, medical students and overseas trained physiotherapists; Organization of physiotherapy discharge and referral for inpatients; Prescription, supply and maintenance of mobility aides and equipment required for patients.
Physiotherapists work with the multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers in Cedarcrest Hospitals to provide holistic care that is aligned with our patients’ goals. We perform thorough assessments and design individualised treatment plans that may incorporate manual therapy, exercises and/or the use of electro-physical modalities to optimise recovery