Alfred Health’s Acute Physiotherapy Service provides physiotherapy services to the patients of The Alfred and Sandringham Hospital. Alfred Health’s Acute Physiotherapy Service is the amalgamation of The Alfred Physiotherapy Department and the Sandringham Hospital Physiotherapy Department.
The Acute Physiotherapy Service is organised into five functional streams, namely: ICU, Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, PAN (Progressive Illness, Aged Care and Neurosciences), and Sandringham. The first four streams are located at The Alfred site, with the fifth and latter stream is based at the Sandringham site.
The Acute Physiotherapy Service consists of approximately 62.0 eft and 120 people. The Acute Physiotherapy Service has a proud history of clinical and academic excellence. It remains strongly committed to further pursuing excellence in physiotherapy.
Alfred Health’s Acute Physiotherapy Service, in partnership with CH, is a Physiotherapy Clinical School, for both La Trobe and Monash Universities.
Alfred Health’s Acute Physiotherapy Service is committed to improving the level of evidence for physiotherapy best practise, through clinical research.
The department provides physiotherapy services to The Alfred's specialty areas such as:
Other services include
Alfred health advanced musculoskeletal physiotherapy services utilise the expertise of experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapists (min 5-7 years’ experience), with post-graduate training, to work collaboratively with the medical teams to manage uncomplicated, isolated musculoskeletal presentations. For each service there is a clinical lead physiotherapist who is responsible for education/ training, credentialing and competency of the musculoskeletal physiotherapists working in their area, the service development and evaluation of the clinics.
Advanced practice services available at Alfred Health:
For further information please see: Advanced Practice Physiotherapy roles
Alfred Health’s friendly Physiotherapy Department consists of approximately 120 physiotherapists employed across the Alfred Hospital, Caulfield Hospital and Sandringham Hospital. With new cross campus rotations there are more than 27 exciting and challenging four month rotations on offer!
The depth of expertise among our senior physiotherapy clinicians provides excellent clinical support for new graduates. Our department is committed to excellence in the provision of physiotherapy care, while maintaining a relaxed and professional team environment. We provide a dynamic interactive workplace with each stream containing very experienced and enthusiastic senior clinicians. All campuses encourage a friendly environment and have regular cross campus social events.