Orthopaedic & Musculoskeletal Program
Orthopaedic & musculoskeletal rehabilitation program
Mt Wilga's orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation program is designed to enhance your recovery and help you regain independence following orthopaedic surgery, such as hip and knee replacement, spinal surgery or other orthopaedic injury. The program is also designed to improve your functional ability if you are suffering from rheumatoid or osteoarthritis or other conditions of the bone/joint/muscle system.
As a day patient your rehabilitation team will formulate a treatment plan for you based on your individual needs and from an assessment by a Rehabilitation Physician.
Day patients attend approximately twice per week for an initial period of four weeks as deemed appropriate. Your program will be scheduled by the Day Program Coordinator.
Your rehabilitation program may include the following services:
- Exercise Physiology
- Occupational Therapy
Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology
Your physiotherapy program will be coordinated by a physiotherapist with training and interest in treating orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions. Your program will be aimed at improving:
- The strength and movement of your operated/injured limb
- Your balance
- Your mobility
- Your flexibility and endurance
Individual and group Physiotherapy, gym work and hydrotherapy will form the basis of your program.
Your Occupational Therapy program will assist you in regaining your former level of independence and help you return to your normal routine. Your program may include assessment and training in:
- Personal care activities
- Functional movement
- Household tasks
- Home safety assessment
- Prescription of aids to help you maintain your independence
- Driver education