Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

A comprehensive service for the treatment, management and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions is provided. 

Services incorporated include:

  • Peripheral joint mobilisation
  • Spinal mobilisation
  • Treatment and management of orthopaedic conditions including joint replacements, joint reconstructions, and sporting injuries
  • Assessment unit for the differential diagnosis of spinal and peripheral joint conditions
  • Back re-education programmes for post surgical spinal patients
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Headache assessment, differential diagnosis and treatment
  • Treatment of acute respiratory conditions (in rooms and home visits)
  • Strategies and exercise prescription for individuals living with chronic respiratory and cardiac conditions
  • Individualised cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Sleep and lifestyle service: equipment trial and purchase for sleep disorders. Lifestyle and risk strategies for people with sleep disorders

Occupational Therapy service incorporating:

  • Treatment of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Functional guidelines given to post operative spinal and joint replacement patients in St Vincent’s Private Hospital and outpatients
  • Medico-legal opinion
  • Home visits
  • Assessment for use and supply of equipment
  • Hand therapy and splinting

The Department maintains a policy of continual communication with all referring medical practitioners.

Specialist Tel Fax
Mrs Carolyn Grinter
Mrs Catherine Mellor
Mrs Elise Ashton
Mrs Gabrielle Williams
Mrs Jane Westheafer
Mrs Kristin Haigh
Mrs Sharyn Wappett
Mrs Stephanie Van Hilten
Mrs Thelma Glezos
Ms Deborah Veltman
Ms Fiona Lam