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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.

Achilles tendinopathy

Description:
Achilles tendinopathy is an injury to your Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. Find information on managing pain, and exercises to help your recovery.

Amputation of your leg

Description:
Information about having a lower limb amputation and your rehabilitation after the operation.

Caring for yourself after coronavirus - Portuguese

Description:
This booklet gives practical advice on how to look after yourself after coronavirus. Translated into Portuguese.

Caring for yourself after coronavirus - Spanish

Description:
This booklet gives practical advice on how to look after yourself after coronavirus. Translated into Spanish.

Caring for yourself after coronavirus (COVID-19)

Description:
A guide to help you recover from coronavirus (COVID-19) and manage the symptoms that are affecting you.

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS)

Description:
GTPS is a painful condition, affecting the outer thigh and hip area. Find information on exercises to help your recovery.

Low back pain

Description:
Information on low back pain, the common causes and how physiotherapy can help.

Massage for perineal, episiotomy and caesarean scars

Description:
Tips and techniques for massaging postnatal scars safely, including episiotomy, perineal tear or caesarean scars, to reduce scar tissue and ease any discomfort or sensitivity after birth.

Neuro gym programme

Description:
The Neuro Gym Programme aims to strengthen the core through exercises.

Physical activity after your cancer diagnosis

Description:
Why and how you can be active during and after your cancer treatment, including exercises and guidance on how to do them safely.
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