Rehabilitation is for everyone – the young and not so young!


Alex’s personal journey

Six weeks ago Alex was on his way home from work when he was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident. Alex was hit head on by a moving 4WD, causing significant injuries to his arm and both legs. Rushed to emergency, Alex underwent surgery on his fractured wrist, fractured right knee cap and multiple ligament tears to his left leg. 

After surgery, by choice, Alex was transferred to Brisbane Waters Private Hospital for an intensive four week rehabilitation program. When Alex arrived at Brisbane Waters Private he was only just starting to walk with the aid of a forearm support frame walker. Alex was also suffering daily flashbacks about the accident. Within days, the Rehabilitation team at Brisbane Waters Private had Alex using a single arm crutch which greatly increased his independence, and subsequently improved his mental state of mind. 

Alex continued to gain physical strength with the help of the Exercise Physiologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists completing his individually tailored inpatient program which included gait re-training (walking), muscle strengthening, and functional exercises, twice a day, five days a week, spending up to 20 hours a week in the gym.  

Alex built-up the strength he needed to be able to return to life at home in addition to building up the mental strength to be self-sufficient, after such a horrific accident.  

With the help of nursing, Allied Health staff and the great menu on hand from the chefs at Brisbane Waters Private hospital, Alex was able to successfully complete his four week rehabilitation program. 

Alex will return to Brisbane Waters Private Hospital as an Outpatient and is determined to regain full strength and confidence to be able to return to work and normal life.

Brisbane Waters Private Hospital
21 Vidler Avenue Woy Woy T  4341 9522

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