What is a Physiotherapist?

 “Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means. Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function who work in partnership with their patients, assisting them to overcome movement disorders, which may have been present from birth, acquired through accident or injury, or are the result of ageing or life-changing events.

Physiotherapy can help people recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment outcomes.” (Australian Physiotherapy Association)

Learn more here: Improve Your Move

Physiotherapy at Monash Health

Monash Health is the largest metropolitan health service in Victoria.  We provide comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary health care services to people in Melbourne’s south-east. That equates to around 32% of metropolitan Melbourne!

Monash Health offers Physiotherapy Services across the lifespan from Neonatal Services and Paediatric Services to Residential Aged Care making us unique in Australia.  In addition, Physiotherapists work across the continuum of care from the Emergency Department and Intensive Care to Rehabilitation, Community Health and Palliative Care.  This means that whatever your age or wherever you are in your healthcare journey you may encounter a Monash Health Physiotherapist.

Monash Health employs over 240 physiotherapists across:

  • Casey Hospital
  • Dandenong Hospital
  • Jessie McPherson Private Hospital
  • Kingston Centre
  • Monash Medical Centre Clayton
  • Monash Medical Centre Moorabbin
  • Monash Health Community
    • Community Health
    • Community Rehabilitation – Centre Based
    • Community Rehabilitation – Home Based
  • Residential Aged Care Services
  • Specialty Clinics

Career Opportunities for Physiotherapists at Monash Health

For details on career opportunities for Physiotherapists available at Monash Health, please visit our careers page and view our short youtube clip:


There are fantastic opportunities to grow and develop as a physiotherapist at Monash Health, regardless of whether you are an undergraduate student, early in your professional career or a more senior clinician.  We offer a range of Grade 1 and Grade 2 rotations and opportunities, well supported by a diverse Grade 3 and 4 workforce.

Monash Health has a number of Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Services provided across a range of clinical areas including, but not limited to: 

  • Continence and Women’s Health
  • Emergency Department
  • Lymphoedema
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics

Monash Health Physiotherapy is well supported by the Allied Health Research Unit, providing an avenue to develop your research skills and further your career.

For details on career opportunities for Physiotherapists available at Monash Health, please visit our Current Vacancies.

Physiotherapy Services Offered at Monash Health

Key Contacts




Jane Carlin Head of Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology 9594 2250
Karl Lincke Manager, Physiotherapy (Clayton & Moorabbin) 9594 2250
Brendon Zeman     Manager, Physiotherapy (Casey & Dandenong) 9554 8346
Kirsty Angus Manager, Physiotherapy (Kingston Centre) 9265 7910


Head of Physiotherapy & Exercise Physiology