Department of Physiotherapy

  • Physiotherapy aims to restore optimal function to patients after illness or injury. This is done through a combination of hands-on treatment and exercise.
  • Our ethos is to empower the patient through promotion of self-help, enabling self-management of conditions with advice on how to prevent recurrence.
  • The Department of Physiotherapy, University Hospitals Limerick includes inpatient and outpatient services to University Hospital Limerick, Croom Hospital and University Maternity Hospital.

 

Getting an Appointment to see a Physiotherapist

  • You must have a referral from a Hospital Consultant to receive Physiotherapy.
    Exception: Pregnancy related Musculoskeletal dysfunction may self refer to Physiotherapy Services Maternity Hospital
  • Outpatients are by appointment only and operate strictly on time.
  • Injury clinics are supported with a walk in service where possible.
  • Routine conditions are forwarded to your Local Health Centre for Physiotherapy management.
  • Inpatients are assessed & treated on the ward or where appropriate, brought to the physiotherapy gym for rehabilitation.
  • Our practice is based on the best available current research.
  • Physiotherapy services at UMHL are provided by the Department of Physiotherapy, University Hospitals Limerick.

You must have a referral from a Hospital Consultant to receive Physiotherapy.
Exception - Pregnancy related Musculoskeletal dysfunction may self refer to Physiotherapy Services Maternity Hospital

Physiotherapy Services

We currently provide a Physiotherapy Service to:

  • Critical Care ICU HDU CCU
  • Surgical & Medical Wards
  • Neurology
  • Trauma
  • Injury/Orthopaedics/Emergency Department  Clinics
  • Limb Reconstruction/ Amputee Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Oncology& Breast Care Service
  • Adult & Paediatric CF Service
  • Elective Orthopaedics
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Ante/Post Natal Care
  • Continence Service
  • SCBU

Department Opening hours

  • Mon-Thurs 08:30-17:30
  • Fri 08:30-17:00

What to bring when attending

  • Please bring appropriate clothing & footwear for exercise

Contact Details

  • email: physiorhd@hse.ie
  • Phone:
    • Dooradoyle  (061) 482151
    • Croom (061) 485421
    • Maternity (061) 483161

Staff of the Physiotherapy Department

Highly skilled Chartered Physiotherapists provide specialist services across the 3 sites.

The team is led by the Director of Physiotherapy services, Ms Jean Quinn-McDonogh.

Vacancies arising are filled through the National Recruitment Service (NRS)