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

Description:
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

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

Acute non-invasive ventilation

Description:
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

Description:
This booklet explains what happens during the advanced back rehabilitation programme and how the exercises may help your condition.

Ambulatory oxygen

Description:
This information leaflet has been developed to provide information for patients and their relatives about how best to use oxygen therapy at home.

Ambulatory oxygen - Your ambulatory oxygen clinic appointment

Description:
This information leaflet has been developed to provide information for patients and their relatives about what to expect from your ambulatory oxygen clinic appointment.

Ankylosing spondylitis know-how (ASK)

Description:
This leaflet contains information about the Ankylosing spondylitis know-how (ASK) group at St Thomas' Hospital physiotherapy department.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (hamstring graft) - Physiotherapy

Description:
This leaflet provides more information about your ACL reconstruction. It includes advice, exercises to aid your recovery and guidance on what to expect when you attend hospital.

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation class

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

Anterior cruciate ligament deficient (ACLD) knee

Description:
This leaflet explains more about your anterior cruciate ligament deficient (ACLD) knee, including advice and exercises to aid your recovery.
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