Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Services are provided by an experienced team. Physiotherapists are primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility. The service aims to support the patient to improve their functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.

Description

Outpatient Services

  • General musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions
  • Acupuncture and pain management
  • Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular conditions
  • Womens’ Health and continence (male and female)
  • Lymphoedema and chronic oedemas
  • Ultraviolet treatment of skin conditions
  • Respiratory and neurological conditions
  • Hydrotherapy

Community Services

  • Self management and education
  • Mobility assessments/walking aids
  • Post-discharge follow-up
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Long-term management of neurological condition/disabilities
  • Post OP Knee replacement classes
  • Multi-condition Rehabilitation classes

Paediatric Services

  • Visiting neurodevelopmental therapists for children with disabilities
Location

Physiotherapy, Level 2
Timaru Hospital
Queen Street, Timaru

Contact Information

Physiotherapy Reception: 03 687 2256
Physiotherapy Fax: 03 687 2258

Referral Information

Referrals are accepted via ERMS, letter, fax or email; from consultants, GPs, Nurse Practitioners and LMCs.  People may self-refer for mobility problems.

Lead Clinicians

Sharyn Heath - Clinical Leader