​​Physiotherapy often abbreviated PT, is primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention carried out by physiotherapists.


Contact information

Physiotherapy Department, Christchurch Hospital

Phone: 03 364 0680

Physiotherapy, Christchurch Women's Hospital

Phone: 03 364 4908

Physiotherapy Department, Burwood Hospital

Phone: 03 383 6833
Fax: 03 383 6879
Physiotherapy Department, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1104


About Physiotherapy at Burwood Hospital

The Physiotherapy Service provides assessment, treatment, education and discharge planning services to the rehabilitation teams at Burwood Hospital. 

Registered Physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants participate in the following services/teams:

  • Burwood Spinal Unit

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit

  • Orthopaedic Surgical Unit

  • Pain Management Service

  • Outpatients Department

  • ​Burwood Birthing Unit

Four Year University of Otago Physiotherapy students work at Burwood Hospital on supervised clinical placements.

The Hydrotherapy Pool is accessible on referral and by application for approved community groups.​​


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Page last reviewed: 14 June 2018