Obstetric physiotherapy department

Telephone: 
01223 217 422
Finding us: 

The outpatient physiotherapy department is situated in the outpatient area of Addenbrooke's hospital on level 2 (ground floor), to the left of the RVS canteen. Follow the signs from the main entrance to the outpatient area, or ask at either reception desk in outpatients or by the main entrance.

 
Telephone: 
01223 217 422
 
Finding us: 
 
The outpatient physiotherapy department is situated in the outpatient area of Addenbrooke's hospital on level 2 (ground floor), to the left of the RVS canteen. Follow the signs from the main entrance to the outpatient area, or ask at either reception desk in outpatients or by the main entrance.
 
Inpatient service
 
A physiotherapist routinely visits postnatal women six days per week (Monday – Saturday). Ladies who have had a caesarean section, instrumental delivery or third degree tear are seen, to provide advice on postnatal exercises and recovery. Physiotherapists are also available to give advice to antenatal women with musculoskeletal problems.
Antenatal and postnatal musculoskeletal service
 
Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) clinic
 
Pelvic girdle pain is the term used to describe pain in one or more of the three pelvic joints. It affects around 1 in 5 women in pregnancy, with symptoms varying in severity. We usually offer a rapid access specialist information and advice class for women with pelvic girdle pain on a weekly basis.  We are currently unable to run this service due to COVID-19.  Please see below for a series of videos to help at this time.
 
Videos:
 
 

Exercises 

Leaflets:
 
 
For the time being we are able to offer one-to-one telephone assessment for the following conditions:
·         antenatal pelvic girdle pain (PGP)
·         lumbar and thoracic pain
·         diastasis recti abdominus (separation of the abdominal muscles)
·         pregnancy-related carpal tunnel symptoms
·         rib flare
·         pelvic floor rehabilitation
·         urinary incontinence
 
How to access the service
 
There are several ways for you to access our service:
·         you can ask your GP to refer you or they may suggest this themselves
·         if you are seeing a consultant or midwife they can refer you 
·         you can complete a self-referral form.
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Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) classes
 
VBAC classes are usually offered to appropriate patients after review in the VBAC or obstetric clinic and are run by a specialist obstetric physiotherapist. The class includes information and practical advice for encouraging an active vaginal birth.  We are currently unable to run this service. You may find the following leaflets helpful:
 
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