The Physiotherapy Department of Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kebbi was set up in July 2001. It is one of the departments under the Directorate of Clinical Services. It has since inception had Mr Amos Tunde Ogunbunmi as head. The department, once a single unit entity now has five (5) units as follows:
The department presently provides physiotherapeutic services to both out and in patients from the departments of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Dental Surgery and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Centre. The Physiotherapy Clinic is open daily for outpatient consultation and treatment Mondays to Fridays from 8:00am to 4:00pm. There is also the daily call duty, run from 4:00pm to 8:00pm weekdays. Weekend calls are run on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00am to 7:00am the next day. The department also conducts weekly ward rounds in conjunction with the Orthopaedic team on Wednesdays and Fridays. It holds departmental presentation on the second Tuesday of every month. The department is focused on training and retraining of staff to keep them up to date on current trends and technologies. It currently records a high turnover of patients.