The Physiotherapy Department provides both an inpatient and outpatient service to patients referred by their consultant teams. Services are divided into a number of areas of specialisation each headed by a senior physiotherapist.
Physiotherapy is part of the SCOPe Directorate.
The department is divided into more than ten areas of specialisation, each headed by a senior physiotherapist. These include but are not limited to;
Please note our cancellation / non-attendance policy
Patients require a doctor's referral from a consultant team within the hospital to see a physiotherapist in the hospital. Referrals are clinically prioritised as either urgent or routine based on the information provided in the referral.
The Physiotherapy Department in SJH has strong links with Trinity College Dublin Physiotherapy Students. The Physiotherapy Department supervise over 60 Trinity College undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students on clinical practice placements annually. SJH Physiotherapists also deliver lectures on the undergraduate academic programme in the Trinity School of Physiotherapy. There are three on-site Trinity practice tutors within the department.
Due to Covid-19, we are currently unable to offer any clinical placements other than those which we provide to Trinity College Dublin. This will be reviewed regularly.
Physiotherapy Open Day
Transition year, fifth and sixth-year secondary school students are invited to attend our annual Virtual Physiotherapy Open Day.
Our next virtual open day takes place on the 26th of October 2021. Please register to our Eventbrite page here.
Transition Year Work Experience
Unfortunately due to Covid-19, the Physiotherapy Department at St James’s Hospital is not in a position to offer any in-person transition year work placements at present. It is recommended that those interested in a career in physiotherapy visit the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists website.
The following links also provide useful information about what a career in physiotherapy entails - watch our Physiotherapists Emer O'Shea and Sarah Moore talk about their work in the hospital.
We value your feedback
Every year in physiotherapy we see 20,000 new patients and provide 100,000 treatments. We value all patient feedback and other service users feedback greatly.
If you have attended the Physiotherapy Department as an outpatient and wish to give us feedback on your experience, please email email@example.com for feedback form.
Please find below some of our Emergency Department physiotherapy patient information leaflets;