Out-patient Physiotherapy department

Treatment varies depending on your condition, including exercise prescription, manual therapy, patient education and a wide range of modalities. Session typically last between 30-45mins. 

The outpatient physiotherapy department commonly treat patients with conditions from the following areas:

  • Hands and Plastics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Virtual Fracture Clinic
  • Occupational Health
  • Rheumatology
  • Emergency Department Outpatient Clinic
  • Haemophilia

Patients may also be referred into one of our classes or hydrotherapy if indicated.



All referrals for outpatient physiotherapy are consultant led. Referrals will only be accepted for the diagnosis indicated by your consultant. 



Please arrive on time to your appointment as all appointments run to schedule. If late, we may not be able to facilitate you and re-scheduling may be necessary. If unable to attend your appointment, please contact physiotherapy reception on the number provided below to re-arrange or cancel.

Please wear loose fitting clothes, preferably a t-shirt, shorts or clothing appropriate to your injury. This will allow for examination and free movement of the affected area.

If you are under 16 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult. If you require assistance to attend your appointment you may be accompanied by another person to your appointment. 


In the case of you missing your first appointment, you will be sent a letter indicating that you did not attend. You will be given 14 days to contact the department. If you do not make contact within this time, you will be subsequently discharged from physiotherapy and will need another referral from your consultant to access the service.


If you do not attend any further appointments and we do not hear from you, you will be discharged.



We are located on the ground floor of Cork University Hospital. It is easiest to enter at the Emergency Department Entrance and it will be signposted from there.


Contact Details

Please contact the physiotherapy department on 021-4922400 or 0214920063. Reception is open from 8.30am-4.30pm