Snapshot of physiotherapy at St Vincent’s

St Vincent’s physiotherapy department provides clinical services across a spectrum of acute, sub-acute and outpatient services. Our physiotherapists work as integral members of a multidisciplinary team to provide assessment, treatment and a range of therapeutic services to patients.

Some of our physiotherapy staff
Some of our physiotherapy staff
  • The physiotherapy department has over 120 employees of which 65 are physiotherapists treating patients Monday to Friday across three campuses of the hospital
  • There are additional 58 casual physiotherapists who work on weekends and public holidays
  • Each year the physio department treats approximately 8,000 inpatients, 3,700 outpatients and 2, 000 emergency department patients
  • Over the past 3 years the physiotherapy department has been awarded over $800,000 in government grants for projects ranging from primary contact physiotherapists in the emergency department to using telehealth to review patients following joint arthroplasty (a surgical procedure to restore the integrity and function of a joint)
  • The department as five staff members with PhDs, 13 staff with Masters, three enrolled in PhDs and 11 enrolled in Masters qualifications
  • The department provides clinical education and supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students from the University of Melbourne, Monash University and LaTrobe University
  • Each year the department teaches approximately 3, 000 student days
  • The department has 18 active research projects currently underway and has been awarded over $150K in competitive research grants in the past 3 years

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