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World Physiotherapy Day is an excellent opportunity to recognise the great work our physiotherapists perform with our patients at Metro South Health.
While many people associate physiotherapy with sporting injuries, did you know physiotherapists treat and manage a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain, rehabilitation after operations or accidents and neurological and respiratory disorders?
At QEII Hospital the physiotherapy team celebrated a milestone today with the first anniversary of the newly-established Endoscopy Physiotherapy Colorectal Clinic.
This unique clinic is a first in Queensland where physiotherapists work together with colorectal surgeons, dietitians and colorectal nurses to assist patients with bowel conditions.
Held three days a week, the clinic is headed up by senior physiotherapists Kate Hooper and Allison Bryant and was established to assist patients when surgery is not a viable option of treatment.
The colorectal service is recommended as first line conservative management for many functional colorectal conditions and is less invasive than surgery for many patients.
Physiotherapy makes a huge difference and in many circumstances the work they carry out with patients is more effective than both medication and surgery.
Well done to all our physiotherapists!