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Clinical Services and Specialities – Physiotherapy


Physiotherapy acute services are located at two sites, Frankston Hospital and Rosebud Hospital. Our Physiotherapists work as part of multidisciplinary teams across all sectors of care at these facilities.

At Frankston Hospital, the inpatient areas serviced by Physiotherapists include:

Surgery (General, Vascular, Gynaecology, Orthopaedic), General Medicine, Respiratory, Oncology, Renal, Intensive Care,  Paediatrics, Women’s Health, Neurology, Acute Assessment and Admissions, Day Procedure and Acute Care of the Elderly, with the focus being safe and timely discharge.

A busy outpatient service operates from Frankston Hospital, servicing principally Orthopaedic, Women’s Health and Paediatric clients. This includes clinics such as the Osteoarthritis Hip and Knee Service (OAHKS), Orthopaedic Wait List (OWL) and Emergency Department Soft Tissue Injury Review Clinic (EDSTIRC).

The Physiotherapy team in the Emergency Department are primary care clinicians who manage clients with musculoskeletal injuries with the aim of preventing acute hospital admission, where possible.

At Rosebud Hospital (Walker Ward), the inpatient areas serviced by Physiotherapists include general medicine and surgery (General and Orthopaedic) with the focus also being safe and timely discharge.


Subacute inpatient Physiotherapy services are located at:

  • Rehabilitation: Frankston Golf Links Rd. site, and Rosebud Hospital (Hillview Ward)


The Golf Links Rd. site contains two specialist inpatient units:

  • Stroke and Amputee
  • Orthopaedics/General rehabilitation

Physiotherapy services provide goal based therapy to meet individuals’ needs to maximise their physical function and level of independence.

There is also a large, purpose-built Aquatic facility where clients undergo Physiotherapy directed aquatic rehabilitation. Services are also provided to the Palliative Care Unit on site.

Rosebud Hospital (Hillview Ward) comprises a General rehabilitation unit.

  • Aged Care: The Mornington Centre

Physiotherapy services are provided to three Aged Care inpatient units. Within the care model, one unit is principally Orthopaedic; a second principally Neurological; and the third purpose-designed for care of clients with dementia.


Outpatient Ambulatory

Physiotherapy ambulatory outpatient services are delivered at Frankston Golf Links Rd, The Mornington Centre and Rosebud Hospital sites. All sites have multidisciplinary teams who work under a goal-based care model in either a Centre based or Home based setting. Aquatic services are also delivered from the Frankston Golf Links Rd site. Group therapy classes form an important part of the care provided.


Community Physiotherapy services are delivered from the Frankston (Frankston Integrated Health Care building, adjacent Frankston Hospital), Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud Community Health sites. Physiotherapists manage paediatric and adult clients from a restorative, preventative and health promotion perspective. Group therapy classes also constitute an important part of care.


Domiciliary Physiotherapy services are provided to clients in their homes. Physiotherapy serves to provide an ongoing link between the client and Peninsula Health to ensure appropriate care is delivered and maintained.

Transition Care Program (TCP)

Our TCP physiotherapists work in a multidisciplinary team which services the community as well as the Regis Shelton Manor residential care facility.  They provide therapy for clients with a wide range of conditions that will optimise their functional capacity and assist in the process for longer term care arrangements.

Stroke Detours Program (SDP)

Physiotherapists are part of a multidisciplinary team which manage acute stroke patients in their own homes. Clients are discharged from hospital earlier, to undergo intensive goal-based rehabilitation in the home setting.

Falls Service

Physiotherapists play an integral role in assisting those who fall or are at risk of falling. Consistent with many areas of the Physiotherapy service, the Falls Service Physiotherapists contribute to a multidisciplinary approach to client care.