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Maternity Services currently seeing high levels of activity

Due to current high levels of activity at Liverpool Women’s, we kindly ask pregnant women who are due to attend the hospital, may need to in the next 24 hours, or who may have any other concerns, to call MAU on 0151 702 4413 or via the main switchboard on 0151 708 9988 in the first instance and a clinical assessment will be discussed to determine their need for admission. 

Phone lines are busy and we apologise for any delay getting through - a member of our team will answer your call as soon as possible. 

Any further updates will be posted on this section of our website.

Updated: 6.00pm 14/06/21

Physiotherapy

We provide physiotherapy services for the whole of Liverpool Women’s, both for inpatients and outpatients. As well as giving treatment and advice to maternity and gynaecology patients. Our chartered physiotherapists work in close liaison with clinical teams to ensure patients receive continuity of care and services that reflect current clinical practice.

  • Our approach

    Before any physiotherapy, you will receive a full explanation about the treatment plan. With ample opportunity to ask questions, we aim to ensure all patients understand the aims of the treatment proposed. We are also guided by our professional standards of care and rules of professional conduct to support the delivery of a high quality service. The physiotherapy team, as is the case with all our clinical staff, is trained to assess and treat patients with courtesy, dignity and respect. All information is treated in strictest confidence.

  • Physiotherapy for obstetric patients

    We provide antenatal outpatient appointments for women experiencing back or pelvic pain. At these appointments, women are taught self-help techniques and are given advice, including an information leaflet, about posture and about back and pelvic care. As well as being taught stability exercises, some pregnant women are fitted with a back support if necessary. Other physiotherapy treatment techniques are provided depending on individual needs. 

  • Physiotherapy for babies

    Some babies are born with orthopaedic conditions such as Erb’s palsy, Klumpkes palsy or foot problems (talipes) and are referred to one of our physiotherapists for initial assessment, advice and exercises if required. Babies needing follow-up appointments are referred to the Orthopaedic Paediatric Physiotherapy service or a Child Development Centre nearest to where they live.

  • Physiotherapy for gynaecology inpatients

    All women undergoing a major abdominal procedure are seen routinely by a physiotherapist. Other patients are referred to us for specific treatments. Working alongside the clinical teams, our therapy objectives are preventive and educational to reduce the risk of complications and speed recovery.  Sometimes treatment is required to aid recovery from complications such as reduced air entry, chest infections and poor mobility.

     

  • Physiotherapy for gynaecology outpatients

    We see a range of patients in the outpatient department. Common outpatient conditions that are treated by our specialist Women’s Health

    Physiotherapists include;

    Urinary incontinence
    Overactive bladder syndrome
    Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse)
    Faecal incontinence
    Obstructed defecation
    Pelvic pain

     

     

  • Where to find us

    You will find us on the ground floor of the Crown Street hospital site, within the antenatal clinic area. 

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