Physiotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of human movement, with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular systems.
The AWH Physiotherapy team provides inpatient and outpatient care and services for a range of disorders, including arthritis, pain, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions. We provide services within the Medical, Emergency and Critical Care, Perioperative and Surgical Services, Women’s and Children’s, and Community Care Divisions.
We strive to provide quality, evidence based therapies to assist people to overcome limitations caused by injury, illness or the effects of aging.
The Physiotherapy department offers an Acute Outpatient service from the Allied Health area at the Albury Hospital. This is a free service and can be accessed with a referral from a General Practitioner, medical specialist or health care provider. It provides assessment and treatment for a broad range of acute conditions including musculoskeletal injury or pain, surgical intervention, fractures, headaches, neck or back pain, and can include land physiotherapy or aquatic physiotherapy in our onsite Hydrotherapy pool, (the pool is currently closed).
The Outpatients Department also offers Pilates as an addition to therapy, as well as Tai Chi.
Post Arthroplasty Review (PAR) Clinic
The PAR Clinic at AWH supports total joint replacement surgery by offering a streamlined care pathway for individuals postoperatively. The PAR physiotherapist is responsible for assessing and managing patients’ wounds and general functional progress postoperatively, liaising with the orthopaedic team as required.
Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service (OAHKS)
The OAHKS clinic at AWH offers assessment and triage by advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapists for patients referred to the service. Focusing on a client’s individual needs, our aim is to empower people to self-manage their osteoarthritis through a coordinated management plan in partnership with their GP and the orthopaedic team as required.
The fracture clinic runs in the Physiotherapy Department one day a week. Physiotherapists and Allied Health Assistants play a key role in the clinic, providing patients with casts and aiding them in their rehabilitation. The Virtual Fracture Clinic runs every day and is staffed by an advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. It triages referrals, provides advice and support to fracture clinic and delivers virtual or telehealth management to appropriate patients.
Physiotherapy at Wodonga Campus
The team provides maternity physiotherapy services on the maternity ward, at Wodonga Hospital, and the outpatient physiotherapy service also offers appointments for ante and post-natal women which includes the Fit For Birth group.
A paediatric physiotherapy outpatient service is available two days a week from the Allied Health building. Conditions treated include developmental delay, head shape disorders, conditions of the lower limb, premature baby follow up and various neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
Adult Community Health
Wodonga Community Health offers a centre based physiotherapy service for clients living at home. This service can be accessed with a referral from your doctor, specialist, or any allied health professional. Assessment and treatment of conditions including musculoskeletal injuries or disorders, fractures, pre- and post-surgery, and acute and chronic pain are provided.
The service is available weekdays from 8am to 4.30pm. A small fee is applicable for appointments.