Category: education

April Falls Day

April Falls Day is an opportunity to promote and prevent falls and harm from falls.  The theme for April Falls Day 2017 is mobility and falls prevention “Moving right to stay upright”.   Westmead Private Hospital and Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services held an information morning tea today providing awareness and education for staff and visitors

Did you know:

  • Approximately half of falls experienced by older adults living in the community occur in their homes and immediate home surroundings including the garden. Risk factors in the home may include poor lighting, clutter, uneven or slippery floors and the use of unstable furniture to assist with movements. Removing or reducing these risk factors can assist in making the home environment safer for older adults and reduce their risk of falls.

Do You Have Knee or Hip Arthritis?

We are looking forward to bringing you The GLA:D program – a six week program aimed at decreasing the symptoms of arthritis of the knee and hip. The program was originated in Denmark, where it has reduced symptoms by 32% and this effect has been maintained at 12 months.

Our Physiotherapists are currently undergoing training to conduct this course in our practice. We look forward to bringing it to you soon! Please call our rooms to register your interest now!


PhD Research Presentation – Does Upper Limb Pain Affect Performance of the LRJT

Partner John Breckenridge travelled to Buenos Aires Argentina to present part of his PhD research entitled “Does upper limb pain affect performance of the LRJT” at the 10th Congress of the International Frderation of Societies of Hand Therapy. The congress is held every three years in conjunction with the hand surgeons and is considered the Olympics of Hand therapy and surgery. Well done JB!


Westmead Physio Team Complete Hand Hygiene Education

As part of our continuing professional development and dedication to high patient care standards, the physiotherapy team at Westmead Private Hospital participated in an online learning package delivered by Hand Hygiene Australia. This package highlighted the importance of adhering to hand hygiene standards and infection control procedures to reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.

As part of an ICU-driven initiative, physiotherapists who completed the online package went into a draw to enjoy a coffee and baked product from the “Mons on Darcy” cafe. Congratulations to Samantha and Gabrielle for successfully completing the package and winning a coffee break.