Physiotherapy - Shoalhaven Hospital - Outpatient Service


What the service is

Hospital based physiotherapy service for non-admitted patients of the Shoalhaven region.

What we do

Our physiotherapy team works in partnership with our patients to prevent and treat disease and disability optimising physical function in the following areas:

  • Orthopaedic
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pelvic Health
  • Lymphodema
  • Rehabilitation including neurological and amputees

How to access this service

Written referral from General Practitioner (GP), Medical Specialist, Hospital Doctor, Physiotherapist and other specialised health care professionals.

Referrals may be posted to the Physiotherapy Department at the Hospital or fax 4423 6183

What to expect

  • Individual sessions of goal based therapy with home exercise prescription 
  • Group exercise sessions may be offered for some conditions
  • Learn how to manage your condition independently

What to bring

Any recent scan results, appropriate clothing to visualise the area affected, Medicare card, appropriate footwear. Shoes should cover the toes and heel and be well fitting. (No thongs or floppy slippers). Bring any walking aids, glasses and hearing aids if required.

Contact Information

Shoalhaven Hospital
Scenic Dr
Nowra NSW 2541
02 4423 9272

Monday to Friday 
8:00am - 4:30pm

Car parking

Available onsite at Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital (main carpark).

Advice for disabled in getting to the service    

Level access.

For information on transport options for Shoalhaven Hospital or visit NSW Public Hospital Parking and Directions website or download the HosPark App from App Store or Google Play

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Physiotherapy

Anne Smith is the Physiotherapy Head of Discipline for the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD). She brings 27 years’ experience in Physiotherapy, having worked in a variety of settings including Hospital, community, and private.

Anne is responsible for providing professional leadership of Physiotherapy services across the LHD including Hospital and community based services.

The ISLHD Physiotherapy Department provides a broad range of clinical services and is committed to providing a comprehensive, professional and timely service.