Physiotherapy at Westmead Hospital
Physiotherapists are experts in developing and maintaining people’s ability to move and function throughout their lives. With an advanced understanding of how the body moves and what keeps it from moving well, physiotherapists promote wellness, mobility and independence. They treat and prevent many problems caused by pain, illness, surgery, impairment and disease, sport and work related injuries, aging and long periods of inactivity.
About our team
The Westmead Hospital physiotherapy team consists of over 40 staff members. We have physiotherapists who specialise in:
- cardiorespiratory physiotherapy (surgery, intensive care, respiratory medicine)
- neurological physiotherapy
- musculoskeletal therapy
- emergency physiotherapy
- cancer support
- women’s health
- hand therapy
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to ensure the best possible outcome for our patients.
We actively engage in research and quality assurance initiatives to ensure that we deliver holistic, evidence-based and patient-centred care to restore physical function, improve cardiorespiratory and musculoskeletal capacity, and to improve overall quality of life of our patients.
The Physiotherapy department provides acute and non-acute inpatient and outpatient services across the continuum of clinical areas within Westmead Hospital.
Hours of service
Clinical services are available to inpatients 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
The age range for physiotherapy intervention at Westmead Hospital includes newborn babies and then from aged 15 to the very elderly.
Costs are covered by Medicare for eligible patients.