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General information

The largest Physiotherapy Centre of the island, both in terms of personnel and state-of-the-art facilities, operates at SHSO’s Nicosia General Hospital.

Located near the parking area of Nicosia General Hospital, the centre has its independent entrance and offers numerous parking spaces for holders of the Disabled Parking Permit, ensuring easy access for individuals with mobility difficulties or walking restrictions.

One of the main advantages of this Department is the ability for individuals to arrange appointments promptly, even on the same day.

The physiotherapists at the centre, with the support of SHSO, are available to provide their expertise and scientific knowledge to the public.

Physiotherapy services aim at developing, maintaining and restoring maximum functional capacity and mobility in people with cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological or other pathological problems, including postoperative conditions, sports injuries and conditions caused by genetic and developmental abnormalities in patients of all ages.

The Department of Physiotherapy plays a wide role in promoting public health through the educational and counselling services it provides. The provision of any intervention includes evaluation to identify dysfunctions, functional limitations or disability, with the holistic approach of the individual to solve problems and achieve the goals set in collaboration with patients.

The services provided cover a wide range of inpatient services in hospital, outpatients on referral and specific services in the community and at home.

Specialised staff

The Department of Physiotherapy is staffed with 41 graduate registered Physiotherapists, of whom three are the Management team and the rest are divided into five groups as follows:

1. Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and in the High Dependency Unit (HDU).

2. Inpatient Clinics.

3. Outpatient clinics Department. In the Outpatient Department, in addition to other responsibilities, the staff conducts an assessment of the severity of cases on a daily basis (TRIAGE)

4. Hydrotherapy Department.

5. In the Physiotherapy Department of the Spinal Cord Injuries Rehabilitation Centre.

All physiotherapists, in addition to their academic qualifications, continue to expand their knowledge in various specialised fields of physiotherapy. Their goal is to provide high-quality care services to patients.

Among others, the physiotherapists are specialised in the following areas:

Specialised manipulation techniques for mobilising joints and soft tissues – Manual Therapy (Mulligan, Maitland, Mackenzie, Trigger point, Myofascial Release, kinesiotaping). Application of the Neurodevelopmental Method (Bobath / NDT) for adults with neurological deficits. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) for patients with neurological conditions or deficits.

  • Lymphedema Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapy for Critically Ill Patients (Intensive Care Unit)
  • Burn Rehabilitation
  • Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • State-of-the-art Equipment

The Department is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a Hydrotherapy Department with two indoor heated pools, where all protocols for Safety and Health are strictly followed.

Six Physiotherapists have recently been hired due to the increased needs in ICUs for patients with Covid -19.

Physiotherapists are constantly trained in the new scientific data related to Physiotherapy and specialise in various fields recognised by the official bodies of Physiotherapy in Europe.

Department of Outpatient Physiotherapy

The Outpatient Physiotherapy Department offers services to both General Healthcare System (GHS) beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries by referral. Patients at the department receive immediate service, even on the same day, with adherence to scheduled appointment times and personal communication with their physiotherapist.

The department is equipped with 28 individual treatment rooms, a hand therapy room, and a fully equipped gym, all designed to meet the required standards. The sufficient number of physiotherapists combined with the extensive facilities enables simultaneous care for a large number of patients.

The Outpatient Department provides a dedicated waiting area with a reception desk exclusively for patients visiting the Physiotherapy department, reducing registration and waiting times for better service to the public.

The physiotherapists assess patients subjectively and objectively, considering all findings through the process of clinical reasoning. They set achievable goals in consultation with the patients, organise, and implement the therapeutic plan, making use of all necessary equipment and treatment modalities available to them.


Diathermy, Cross currents, Interdynamic currents, Transdermal Nerve Irritation (TENS) Functional Electrical Irritation (FES), Neuromuscular Irritation, High Voltage Currents, Ultrasound, Magnetotherapy, Shockwave, Laser, Ryo shock, Head unit (TECAR), Infrared, CPM, Paraffin baths, Hot and cold packs, Application of mechanical and hand traction, Construction of splints, Hydrotherapy in a therapeutic pool and bath

Department of Physiotherapy / Hydrotherapy

The Department of Hydrotherapy has 2 heated pools and offers specialised exercise programmes and special techniques for people of all ages, suffering with musculoskeletal and neurological problems.

The goal of Hydrotherapy is the development, maintenance and restoration of the maximum motor and functional capacity of the individual, for the fullest and best possible independence and improvement of his/her quality of life. The procedure followed for the inclusion of an individual in the Hydrotherapy programme are: a) initial assessment, where the patient is evaluated to identify dysfunctions, functional limitations or disability, any possible contraindications for inclusion and implementation of physiotherapy interventions, b) target-setting and formation of the Physiotherapy programme with the corresponding Physiotherapy interventions and c) the implementation of the programme with the corresponding Physiotherapy interventions.

The Hydrotherapy Department is appropriately equipped to provide access to pools for patients with mobility issues or those unable to walk.

It is essential to mention that all hygiene measures are followed in accordance with international protocols. Chlorine levels, water temperature, and pH are checked twice daily, and monthly microbiological analysis is conducted by the State Laboratory.

Physiotherapy Department of the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre

It is a department of the Specialised Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre at Nicosia General Hospital. Operating since 1983, it offers specialised, personalised, and comprehensive rehabilitation services to individuals with spinal cord injuries due to injury or pathological causes.

The department is staffed by six physiotherapists who have knowledge and experience in the rehabilitation of individuals with spinal cord injuries.

It provides a holistic and progressive approach to the rehabilitation of individuals for their reintegration into society.

The rehabilitation program is based on a system of designing realistic and achievable goals, which are determined in collaboration with the patient and carried out during the patient’s hospitalisation, at the Centre’s Physiotherapy Department, and in the community.

The Physiotherapy Department of the Centre also offers:

  • Evaluation of the necessity for wheelchair and aids provision.
  • Guidance and education for patients, families, and cares.
  • Monitoring and reassessment program for chronic patients.
  • Telephone support.
  • Guidance on sports activities.
  • Social inclusion therapeutic program, including community outings and activities when deemed necessary.
  • Collaboration with other services-organisations (TKEE, OPAK).
  • Inpatient care Clinics

The Physiotherapy Department assigns Physiotherapists in all hospital clinics to meet the physiotherapy needs of inpatients. Physiotherapy services aim at developing, maintaining, and restoring maximum functional capacity and mobility in people with cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neurological, or other pathological problems, including postoperative conditions, sports injuries, and conditions caused by genetic and developmental abnormalities in patients of all ages.

Physiotherapy interventions include various Techniques, Equipment and Methods of Hydrotherapy depending on the case and the needs of the patient, by specialised staff.

In addition, the following services are offered by Physiotherapists:

“Arthritis and Exercise” programme, which includes information, training in daily life activities and exercise program. Assessment of people who need a wheelchair or other mobility aids according to the plans of the Department of Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry of Labor.

Where can you find us?

The Department of Physiotherapy is located at the Parking lot level of Nicosia General Hospital (level 0).

Has its own independent entrance It offers access to people with mobility issues and the attendant may then park the vehicle in the nearby “Disabled” parking space or in the adjacent parking lot of the hospital.