Physical Therapy is a therapeutic approach making use
of physical means such as exercise, manual skills, ergonomic
principles, electro-physical agents like hot-pad, ice-pack,
ultrasound (US), short-wave diathermy (SWD), interferential
therapy (IFT), spinal traction, transcutaneous electrical
nerve stimulation (TENS), and even acupuncture, extracorporal shock wave therapy, etc.
The usual aims of physiotherapy include symptomatic
relief, patient education, prevention of complications,
and rehabilitation through muscle strengthening, joint
mobilization, and functional training, etc. such that
the physical functions of an individual can be maximized
for a better quality of life.
Physiotherapy has the history of more than 80 years in developed
countries, while the profession has been established
for more than 50 years in Hong Kong. Physiotherapy has
become more and more popular in the past decades and
is now generally recognized as a comprehensive and effective
therapeutic alternative other than medicine and surgical
In Hong Kong, only registered physiotherapists who hold
a valid license from the Physiotherapists Registration
Board in addition to a recognized professional qualification
in the area can apply physiotherapy service.
in our department is carried out by qualified physiotherapists
with training and experience both locally and overseas. All
of our physiotherapists are locally registered, satisfying
the requirements of the Physiotherapists Registration Board
of Hong Kong.
The languages covered include
Cantonese, Mandarin and English. Besides, we have Japanese
interpreters for good communication with our Japanese clients.
Some of the Canossian Sisters who work in the hospital are
willing to offer their assistance to Italian speaking clients
In addition to our regular
in-service training with updated knowledge and skills, we
encourage continual development of our physiotherapists to
ensure high standard of physiotherapy service.
offer full rehabilitation services for both in-patients
and out-patients. Our services cover a wide range of conditions
including orthopaedic, surgical, medical, respiratory, geriatric,
paediatric and developmental problems. Relevant appliances
and walking aids are available for loan or sale with professional
classes are available in both Cantonese and English. Besides,
post-natal classes are held three times a week.
To promote better health and quality of life for our clients,
we endeavor to provide both comprehensive and specialized services, including health talks, health information pamphlets. acupuncture, cardiopulmonary / fitness training, and provision of tailor-made splints, spinal reconditioning program and even Pilates exercises.
Please feel free to contact our staff for further information.
your first visit to our department
doctor's referral is required for our physiotherapy service.
When you visit our department the first time, one of our physiotherapists
will perform a thorough and professional assessment on you
to understand and analyze your problem.
Your therapist will
explain your condition and choose the most appropriate
treatment for you. Professional advice will be provided for
management of your problem, and prevention of recurrence.
Relevant educational pamphlet may be provided when appropriate.
The treatment may include :
agents such as
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
shortwave diathermy (SWD)
interferential therapy (IFT)
neck and back traction
hot pack and ice, etc.
extracorporal shock wave therapy
physiotherapy, including postural drainage and breathing
/ weight reduction exercises
advices and training