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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.

COPD - Who to contact if you feel unwell

The Integrated Respiratory Team can provide you with advice and support if you feel that your symptoms are getting worse. This leaflet gives you more information on how you can get in touch if you feel unwell.

COPD rescue pack

This leaflet has been given to you to help answer any questions you may have about your COPD rescue pack.

Corticosteroid injections

The aim of this information sheet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a corticosteroid injection. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the procedure as well as what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Critical care to home

This booklet explains the rehabilitation pathway from critical care, through different areas of the hospital, to when you leave hospital.

Cryocuff - How to use your cryocuff

This leaflet explains more about using your cryocuff (cold pack) at home after your total knee replacement.

Degenerative meniscus tear

This booklet gives information on the different types of meniscus problems, the evidence-based management options, and how physiotherapy can help.

dialysis exercise programme

This leaflet explains about exercising while you are on dialysis.

Divarication of rectus abdominis muscles (DRAM) postpartum

This leaflet explains what DRAM is and how physiotherapy can help in its management.

Dysport® (botulinum toxin) injections for adult spasticity

This leaflet explains more about having a Dysport injection for the treatment of spasticity. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives of the injection as well as what to expect when you come to hospital.

Early management of post-operative facial weakness - Left side affected

This leaflet offers advice and exercises to help you to manage any left side facial weakness you may experience after your operation.
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