Physiotherapy - Shellharbour Hospital - Outpatient Service


What the service is

Hospital based physiotherapy service for non-admitted patients of the Shellharbour 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:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Musculoskeletal

How to access this service

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

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

Shellharbour Hospital
15-17 Madigan Boulevarde,
Mt Warrigal NSW 2528
02 4295 2472

Monday – Friday by appointment only.
No appointments are available on weekends or after 4pm.

How to get there, including by public transport 

The hospital is 3km from Oak Flats Rail Station.

Bus number 37 or 51 from or to Oak Flats station will stop near the hospital. 

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

Car parking

Parking available on hospital grounds but it is possible to drop patients off at the emergency entrance (which is co-located with the physiotherapy department)

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

Parking available on hospital grounds but it is possible to use the drop off zone outside the emergency entrance.

The physiotherapy department uses the same waiting area as the emergency department, and is 60 metres from the drop off zone. 

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.