Physiotherapists assist people to regain, maintain or improve movements and skills to enable them to function as independently as possible. Physiotherapists use a range of manual skills, exercise prescription and education strategies in their treatments.



Physiotherapy staff provide assessment and treatment for inpatients at Bass Coast Health. This includes acute inpatients and those undergoing short-term rehabilitation for conditions such as stroke, fractures or following surgery and slow stream rehabilitation or Geriatric Evaluation Management (GEM).


Provision of generalist clinical physiotherapy assessment and treatment, and advice with respect to gait aids, treatment for musculoskeletal complaints including, but not limited to arthritis and lower back pain. We provide rehabilitation following joint replacement or stroke, health promotion, exercise programs and home-based physiotherapy.

We also provide specialist physiotherapy services such as Lymphoedema clinic, Continence clinic for men and women and Falls clinic

Outpatient services are provided in the form of a short-term intervention to assist patients with acute symptoms. Patients then progress to self-management and are discharged from the service.

Residential Care

Residents of Bass Coast Health Residential Care facilities are assessed by a Physiotherapist on admission and reviewed by Physiotherapy staff as required. Physiotherapy exercises are carried out weekly by Allied Health Assistants.

Other Programs

Physiotherapy staff are also involved in the delivery of programs including:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Falls Prevention
  • Joint Replacement Group
  • Strengthening Group

Admission Criteria

Referral to Physiotherapy can be made by your doctor, Consultants or other Service Providers. Wonthaggi Physiotherapy Department also accepts self–referral. Please call for more details as an appointment is necessary.  


Physiotherapists are located in the Community Rehabilitation Centre at Wonthaggi Hospital, San Remo and Cowes. Physiotherapy Services are available across Bass Coast Health in both acute and rehabilitation.





San Remo


9:00am to 5:00pm

03 5671 9200  

Wednesday & Thursday

9:00am to 3:30pm


Monday to Friday

8:30am to 5:00pm

03 5671 3343

 Cowes  Tuesday  9:00am to 5:00pm  03 5951 2100