Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy Team provide excellent, patient centred, innovative and evidence based care for the physiotherapy management of maternity, gynaecological and neonatal conditions. Some of the issues we treat and care for in each specialty are listed below. We also participate in the delivery of Antenatal Education and links to relevant information can be found on their page.

Pregnancy and Post Delivery

  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Back pain
  • Bladder / bowel dysfunction
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Postural changes
  • DRAM – diastasis of rectus abdominus muscle

Gynaecology

  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor muscle dysfunction

Neonatology

  • Head and neck issues
  • Brachial plexus dysfunctions
  • Developmental delay
  • Neurodevelopmental service
  • Musculoskeletal service

We liaise closely with our Physiotherapy colleagues in the Commmunity if referral onwards is appropriate.

ANTENATAL CLASSES

PREGNANCY WELL-BEING ONLINE ANTENATAL CLASSES FOR FIRST & SECOND TRIMESTERS

NEW pregnancy well-being classes for 1st & 2nd trimesters - starting from 9th September from 9 -10.30am. 

We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new set of antenatal classes for early pregnancy alongside our colleagues, to help guide Mums to optimise their health in response to much appreciated feedback from our patients.

Each tailored class will be led by hospital specialists giving mums a chance to hear valuable information from different departments within the hospital. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.

The classes are online and will run the first three Fridays of every month. The 1st week will be a talk led by a midwife and pharmacist, the 2nd week by a physiotherapist and the third week by a dietitian.

Please email classes@nmh.ie for link to class. Looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Healthy bodies after birth virtual class

The Physiotherapy Team hosts a weekly virtual ‘Healthy Bodies After Birth’ class.

This class covers postnatal physical recovery for Mums in the early postnatal period.

The class is open to both antenatal and postnatal Mums up to 12 weeks postnatal.

The class runs every Friday for 1 hour, please email njordan@nmh.ie to book your place.

Clinic and Contact Details

Physiotherapy Department
Level 2, 65/66 Mount St. (just adjacent to the main hospital)

Monday - Friday
08.00 - 17.00hrs

E: njordan@nmh.ie
Tel: (01) 637 3499

Our appointments are on a scheduled basis and adherence to our appointments policy is greatly appreciated.

  • In the event that you have to cancel your appointment, please give as much notice as possible.
  • If you fail to attend an appointment and don’t contact the department within 10 days you will be discharged from our service.
  • If you fail to attend a second appointment you will be discharged.

 

 

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from:

Obstetric/Maternity: GPs, NMH Doctors & Midwives

Gynaecology: NMH Gynaecology Clinic and self referrals from mothers within 6 months of giving birth

Neonatology: NMH Neonatology Department and Baby Clinic

Physiotherapy Staff

The Physiotherapy Team in the NMH provide excellent patient centred, innovative and evidence based care for the physiotherapy management of obstetric, gynaecological and neonatal conditions.

Judith Nalty – Physiotherapy Manager
Aoife Cullen - Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Gynae
Ciara Ryan – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Gynae
Joanne Egan – Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Neonates
Lesley-Anne Ross –  Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - PFC
Sarah Fitzmaurice –  Senior Physiotherapist
Aoife Magner - Senior Physiotherapist 
Sarah Mullins - Senior Physiotherapist 
Eithne Lennon - Senior Physiotherapist 

 

 

Resource Documents

Maternity – Antenatal

Back Care in Pregnancy
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Upper Back Pain and Rib Pain
Pelvic and Lower Back Pain Handout 2021

Maternity – Postnatal

Abdominal Scar Massage
Perineal Massage
Physiotherapy advice after a Caesarean Section
Physiotherapy advice after Vaginal Delivery
Physiotherapy advice after an Assisted Vaginal Delivery
Physiotherapy return to High Impact Advice
DRAM Rehab

Gynaecology

Bladder 101
Protecting your pelvic floor and managing a pelvic organ prolapse
Bowel 101
Your dynamic pelvic floor
 

Neonatology – To follow