For Patients, Visitors and Referrers

Physiotherapists are experts in the management of movement disorders. In the hospital setting, physiotherapists work in a variety of areas e.g. orthopaedics, neurology, cardiorespiratory, cancer care, cardiac care, geriatrics and rehabilitation in the home. At St Vincent’s, our physiotherapists provide a range of therapies to assist patients to maintain or restore their function. The Physiotherapy Department provides clinical services across a spectrum of acute, sub-acute and outpatient services at St Vincent’s Hospital, St George’s Hospital, Caritas Christi and other community centres.

Our Services

Inpatient services

St Vincent’s Hospital (acute and sub-acute)

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065


St George’s Hospital (sub-acute)

283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101

Community Rehabilitation Centres (CRC)

St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Centre provides specialised rehabilitation services to people living in the Cities of Boroondara, Darebin and Yarra.

St George’s Hospital

283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101


St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Centre

92 Dennis Street, Northcote, 3070

We offer

  • Rehabilitation for clients with short to medium term rehabilitation needs
  • Treatment programs designed specifically for each client to promote independence and wellbeing
  • Individual or group therapy treatments
  • Health promotion and community education on specific rehabilitation issues

Our Programs

  • Neurological care for clients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury or Parkinson’s Disease
  • Musculoskeletal care for clients with arthritis and other painful conditions, as well as for those who have joint replacement surgery, hip fractures and other similar surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation for clients with lung or heart disease
  • General, individual programs to address areas of functional decline or specific health problems
  • Hydrotherapy

Referral criteria for Community Rehabilitation Services

Clients must:

  • be medically stable
  • have clear rehabilitation goals
  • be cognitively able to participate in a rehabilitation program
  • consent to participate.

Maintenance therapy is not provided (refer to local Community Health Centres).


There is a small administrative fee for every CRC attendance.

Written referrals should be faxed to:

St Vincent’s Community Rehabilitation Centre

St George’s Health Service

283 Cotham Rd Kew VIC 3101

Tel: (03) 9231 8660

Fax: (03) 9231 8661


St Vincent's Community Rehabilitation Centre Northcote

92 Dennis St

Northcote VIC 3070

Tel: (03) 9486 7413

Fax: (03) 9231 8661


Referral forms:

SACS form




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