We work with patients to deliver the most suitable treatment for an injury or condition to gain as much movement and physical independence as possible.

Key points

  • Physiotherapy staff work across all clinical services at the RMH
  • We provide assessment, treatment¬†and education for patients
  • Patients may be provided with an opportunity to be involved in one of our research or quality projects
  • We accept internal referrals and some eligible external referrals - see our referrals criteria for information
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology service provides assessment, treatment and education for patients with various conditions, including cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.

Treatment techniques 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

Who can use our service

We care for:

Advanced practice physiotherapy

Advanced practice physiotherapists (APPs) are experienced senior physiotherapists with postgraduate qualifications. 

In specialist clinics (outpatients), our APPs offer patients with musculoskeletal conditions timely access to expert assessment and management. Credentialed staff can help patients get faster access to investigations and surgical, rheumatological and physiotherapy services.

Learn more about Advanced Practice Physiotherapy.

Our research

The Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology Department has an active clinical research program.

Find out more about physiotherapy research at the RMH.

Our clinics

Physiotherapy Outpatients
The RMH Parkville
Community Therapy Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
The RMH at Merri Health Coburg
The RMH Royal Park
The RMH Parkville
For patients
For health professionals


Contact us to change or cancel your appointment.

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Contact us
Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology, Parkville
Mon-Fri 8:00am-4.30pm
(03) 9342 7440
Allied health administration
(03) 9342 8440
The RMH Parkville
Level 3 North
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology, Royal Park
Mon-Fri 8.00am-4.30pm
(03) 8387 2000
Allied health administration
The RMH Royal Park
Ground Level Graeme Larkins Rehabilitation Building (Building 26)
34-54 Poplar Rd, Parkville, Victoria
Neurology and Stroke physio assisting patient with coordination
New Graduate Program and grade one physiotherapy positions

The physiotherapy department at the RMH offers opportunities for a rewarding career.

Our grade one physiotherapy staff work across a range of clinical areas such as trauma, cardiac, neuroscience and oncology.

Last updated 14 August 2023