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We provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people to gain as much movement and physical independence as possible for optimal health and wellbeing.

About us

Barwon Health Physiotherapists work in a wide range of areas, including in hospital, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, specialist clinics, the emergency department, urgent care centres and at home. Our staff work with people of all ages and abilities, from newborns to the elderly.

Physiotherapists take the most up-to-date scientific evidence and research and turn it into practical and easy to understand information and advice about movement, exercise and posture. They may focus on assessment, diagnosis and treatment to recover and restore movement and physical function. Physiotherapists may also focus on prevention strategies to reduce the risk of illness, injury or disability in the future.

Treatment techniques utilised by our physiotherapists may include:

  • Exercise programs targeting strength, co-ordination, balance and movement control to improve function in daily activities
  • Airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises
  • Assistance with use of splints and mobility aids
  • Education for patients and carers.

Our services

The Barwon Health Physiotherapy outpatient department provides specialist services to people in many areas.

Patient information

What to bring to your appointment

Every time you come, please bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Private health insurance card (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Previous X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes), including medicines you have bought without a prescription, such as herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid(s) and/or walking frame if needed

For a clinic appointment

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number (if relevant)


Allied Health represents a diverse interprofessional group of clinicians who work across all settings at Barwon Health, within numerous programs, services and speciality clinics. Some of the allied health professions include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, dietetics, social work, podiatry, psychology, audiology, exercise physiology and spiritual care. Across-the-board involvement facilitates allied health to undertake and implement research to improve service delivery and patient-centred care. To achieve this we are developing the capability and capacity of allied health clinicians to undertake research and enhance our potential for transformative projects, aligning with the Barwon Health Research Strategic Plan.

Click here to explore more of our Allied Health research achievements and current projects.

Referrer information

How to refer to physiotherapy at University Hospital Geelong

A written referral is required outpatient clinics, hospital wards, other Barwon Health services, Staffcare, ED, other health services.

GP referrals are NOT accepted for adult musculoskeletal/orthopaedic patients
GP referrals should be sent directly to private physios or Information & Access Service Fax: (03) 4215 7795

Please note:

  • Paediatric Service Available - Referrals accepted from Paediatricians, Outpatient Clinics and Barwon Health Physiotherapists only.
  • Women’s Health Service available (pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse)
  • Male or female continence issues – Referrals should be directed to Information & Access Service Fax: (03) 4215 7795

To accommodate demand for service, adult musculoskeletal/orthopaedic patients are seen for up to six weeks at UHG, then referred to community or private physiotherapy, for ongoing treatment if required.

Last Modified: Friday, 05 April 2024


Address: University Hospital Geelong, Allied Health, level 2, Bellerine Street, Geelong 3220

Contact Hours: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Car Parking: Metered parking available

Phone Number: 03 4215 0826

Fax number: 03 4215 0833

Cost: Charge for equipment as required. No charge for treatment