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.

Corticosteroid injections

Description:
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.

Cryocuff - How to use your cryocuff

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

Degenerative meniscus tear

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

dialysis exercise programme

Description:
This leaflet explains about exercising while you are on dialysis.

Divarication of rectus abdominis muscles (DRAM) postpartum

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

Dysport® (botulinum toxin) injections for adult spasticity

Description:
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

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

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

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

Exercises and advice for patients recovering from head and neck surgery

Description:
This leaflet provides exercises and advice for patients who have had surgery for conditions affecting their mouth, jaw, face and/or neck.

Exercising during dialysis

Description:
This leaflet explains more about how exercising can help you when you are on dialysis.
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