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 Thursday 2nd November 2023.
Please register for the Physiotherapy TY Open Day via the eventbrite link below:
SJH Physiotherapy - Virtual Open Day videos
If you are unable to attend but wish to learn more about the physiotherapy profession, please use the following link to videos about hospital physiotherapy and the work we do:
Transition Year Work Experience
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 or scan the QR code below to go directly to the online feedback survey.
Please find below some of our Emergency Department physiotherapy patient information leaflets;
Patient Information Videos
The physiotherapy department is located in Hospital 4. If you enter the Eircode D08E9P6 into google maps it will direct you to the department building.
Access from the underground car park:
You will arrive in the main concourse of the Hospital from the car park stairs. Take a left and another left after the spiral staircase onto route 2. Follow this corridor and take the first available right onto MISA corridor. Take a left at Leopold’s coffee and walk to the exterior double doors. Go outside, turning left immediately towards the vehicle barrier. The building in front of you is the back of Hospital 4. Follow around the building to your left and you will come to the front door of Hospital 4.
Access from James's Street entrance and Luas stop:
As you walk from the luas towards the Hospital, veer left at the junction passing the morgue, the lab and the Covid testing centre. Follow that road for approximately 100m and Hospital 4 is on your right.
Access from Fatima entrance and Luas stop:
Walk through the pedestrian gate behind the luas stop. Walk straight towards the MISA building, turn right, passing by the vehicle barrier. The building in front of you is the back of Hospital 4. Follow around the building to your left and you will come to the front door of Hospital 4.
Access from Rialto entrance:
Follow the main road around past the new children’s hospital. Pass by the Hospital 2 entrance, the car park and the bus stops, taking a right at the end of the buildings, after the bike shed. Follow that road for approximately 100m and Hospital 4 is on your right.