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Physiotherapy patient information leaflets

Minimising the effects of physical injuries and strengthening muscles


This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every three years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Many patient leaflets are tailored to your individual needs and management programme. However, a list of more general leaflets that may be useful to you is provided below.

Abdominal surgery - Returning to everyday activities afterwards

Information leaflet on how you can gradually go back to doing your daily activities while you're recovering from surgery to your abdomen (stomach).

Achilles tendinopathy

This leaflet provides information on what Achilles tendinopathy is and how you can manage it.

ACLD knee induction session

Information about your anterior cruciate ligament deficient (ACLD) knee induction session.

ACLR middle phase_web

This leaflet gives information about the middle phase rehabilitation exercise programme for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and includes the exercises. This should be used in conjuction with the classes at St Thomas' Hospital.

ACLR rehabilitation class

This leaflet explains more about the post-operative ACL rehabilitation classes at St Thomas' Hospital.

Acute non-invasive ventilation

This leaflet explains more about acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV), including the benefits, risks, any alternatives and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Advanced back rehabilitation programme

This booklet explains what happens during the advanced back rehabilitation programme and how the exercises may help your condition. We have also included instructions for the exercises towards the end of this booklet to help you when you are practising at home.

Ambulatory oxygen

This leaflet gives information for patients and their relatives about how best to use oxygen therapy at home.

Ambulatory oxygen - Your ambulatory oxygen clinic appointment

This leaflet gives information for patients and their relatives about what to expect from an ambulatory oxygen clinic appointment.

Ankylosing spondylitis know-how

Leaflet about ASK which is a single attendance self-management group of exercise and education workshop
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