Here at Nottingham University Hospitals, we have a dedicated maternity physiotherapy team available to support you during your pregnancy and for up to six weeks after your baby is born. Physiotherapy clinics are available at both the City Hospital and QMC (Leengate Building).
We offer assessment and treatment during your pregnancy (antenatal) for the following musculoskeletal disorders:
- Pregnancy related back pain
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation and associated problems
- Pregnancy related carpal tunnel syndrome
We also offer assessment and treatment for up to six weeks after your baby is born (postnatal) for the following disorders:
- Tummy weakness including separation of the abdominal muscles
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Urinary incontinence (stress, urgency or mixed incontinence)
- Bowel urgency or leakage
- Perineal dysfunction
You can find the contact details to self-refer to our physiotherapy services below or see the contacts page in BagerNotes.
City Campus Physio direct details:
0115 9691169 Ext 77792
24 hr voicemail
QMC campus Physio Direct details:
0115 9249924 Ext 83255
24 hr voicemail
This is an answerphone service so please do leave your message, including your name and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
We offer an initial triage service (assessment) on the phone and if appropriate, you will be offered a face-to-face appointment to discuss your treatment plan.
Antenatal Exercise Classes
Learn more about our antenatal exercise classes here and in the video below:
Updated video - coming soon
Information and Advice
We have produced a range of/some self-help leaflets with advice and information on exercises you can do at home. Please visit our library to access this information.
More information coming soon!
There are a number of organisations providing physiotherapy advice and support and you may wish to consider contacting them.
You may wish to visit the Pelvic Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy network (POGP). This is a UK based Professional Network affiliated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - www.thepogp.co.uk
One of their very useful information booklets contains a safe set of exercises and advice to help new mothers recover after childbirth. The Fit for the Future booklet can be downloaded here.
More information coming soon.