Acute Services Building
Royal North Shore
General enquiries: (02) 9463 1809
Referrals phone: (02) 9463 1809
Fax number: (02) 9463 1068
Additional contact information:
The service is operated from Royal North Shore Hospital but the aquatic physiotherapy treatment is completed in the hydrotherapy pool at The Graythwaite Rehabilitation Centre, next to Ryde Hospital
Monday: 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday: 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday: 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday: 08:30 - 16:30
Friday: 08:30 - 16:30
Royal North Shore Hospital aquatic physiotherapy service is an outpatient service conducted in warm water.
We care for people with back and joint pain and reduced movement. People with osteoarthritis or bone and joint conditions. People who struggle to exercise on land and post-surgical patients.
List of current medications
Please wear loose comfortable clothing to the assessment
Please bring own swimwear, towel, drink bottle, emergency medication and sugary snack (if diabetic) to the pool.
The patient should reside within the North Shore area.
The aquatic physiotherapy medical clearance form needs to be completed by the patient's treating doctor.
Aquatic physiotherapy medical clearance form
Once a referral is received a land-based assessment must be completed by a physiotherapist at Royal North Shore Hospital to determine the suitability of aquatic physiotherapy and establish collaborative goals of such therapy.
Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?
No, the service is covered by Medicare.