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Physiotherapy

Phone: +61 (03) 5722 5555
Email: NHWPhysiotherapy@nhw.hume.org.au
Community Care Centre
4 – 12 Clark Street, Wangaratta VIC 3677
Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

physiotherapyPhysiotherapists work with you to help keep your muscles strong and your joints flexible. They assess your injury and use a range of physical techniques to improve any existing injuries and to reduce the risk of future disease and disability.

Our physiotherapists work with you to improve movement disorders that:

  • you may have had since birth
  • you have because of an accident or injury
  • are the result of ageing or other life-changing events.

We work with people admitted to hospital and people in rehabilitation and in outpatients.

Common conditions that physiotherapists can treat include:

  • post-surgical conditions – for example, hip and knee replacements
  • neurological conditions – for example, stroke, Parkinson’s disease
  • muscle and joint pain – for example osteoarthritis
  • back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other breathing difficulties
  • muscle weakness or deconditioning that occurs because of lack of activity or following recent illness/surgery.

They can also:

  • provide support for children who have a delay in learning to crawl and walk
  • teach you how to prevent falls.

You can be referred to the service by:

  • the hospital staff – after admission
  • your local doctor and/or community services
  • your family and carer

Useful Links

Australian Physiotherapy Association