We provide a physiotherapy service to patients across all three hospital sites. Each of our departments offers a variety of specialised services which can respond to each patients' specific needs.
What we do
We aim to improve your ability to move and function in daily life. We will do this by
- performing individual physical assessments
- setting specific goals as discussed with you
- tailoring specific therapeutic treatments and exercise programs to help you reach your goals.
Physiotherapists are highly trained and use as wide range of treatment approaches, some of which include:
- exercise programs to improve mobility and strengthen muscles
- joint mobilisation to reduce pain and stiffness
- muscle re-education to improve control
- airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
- assistance with use of aids, splints, crutches, walking sticks and wheelchairs
- education regarding your condition and how you can help manage it yourself
At Caulfield Hospital, we also provide hydrotherapy as an additional treatment method for suitable patients.
Who we care for
We care for:
- inpatients at all three hospital sites
- outpatients who have been referred from a clinical service within Alfred Health
- people in the community whilst under specialised programs (such as HARP and ABI)
- people in the community who are referred to the Caulfield Community Health Service or a Community Rehabilitation Program.
How to access this service
Referral from your Alfred Health doctor
We accept referrals for inpatients and patients who have been referred internally from Alfred Health services.
What to bring
Every time you come
- Medicare card
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Previous x-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
- Medicines you need to take while you are here
- List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
- Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For a clinic appointment
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number (if relevant)
For day rehabilitation
- Comfortable day clothes, such as a tracksuit
- Well-fitting, closed-toe styled shoes with firm grip soles. Do not wear open back, slip-on slippers