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Uplift to the Advanced Practice Physiotherapy Service in ED

November 10, 2021

The Advanced Practice Physio Service has commenced a 7 day, extended hours service in SHED as of this week.  Usual hours of Advanced Physio service will be 08:30-19:00, including weekends and public holidays, with Advanced Physios working across Fast Track, Adults and Paediatrics.

Advanced Practice Physios complete robust training and credentialing to work in these specialist roles, and most of our team also work in other advanced practice clinics (such as Virtual Fracture Clinic), and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and skills.

How do Advanced Practice Physios fit within the SHED team?

APPs will pick up their own patients, and led management of care just as ED medical staff do.

The Advanced Practice Physios (APP) will lead care for patients with

  • Fracture management
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Plastering and splinting
  • Back pain
  • Adults and Paediatrics
  • Acute or Chronic conditions
  • Reduction of simple fractures and dislocations
  • and more!

Final recruitment is occurring currently, and we have already welcomed Bec Fewster to the team who will begin her orientation in SHED next week.

The APP QRG can be viewed here

SHED Advanced Practice Physio Team


Catherine Knight

Tom Bicknell

Sophie Gore

(APP team lead)

Bec Fewster

A big thanks to the entire SHED team for their ongoing support, especially until fast track opens, and please do approach any of the Advanced Physios at any time if you have any questions.

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