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

Healthy bodies after birth virtual class

The Physiotherapy Team has commenced hosting 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 to book your place.



  • Bladder dysfunction
  • Bowel dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor muscle dysfunction


  • 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.


Clinic and Contact Details

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

Monday - Friday
08.00 - 17.00hrs

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 are accepted from:

Obstetric/Maternity: GPs, NMH Doctors & Midwives

Gynaecology: NMH Gynaecology Clinic and self referrals from mothers within 1 year 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
Leah Bryans – Senior Physiotherapist
Ciara Ryan – Senior Physiotherapist
Sarah Fitzmaurice –  Physiotherapist
Joanne Egan – Senior Neonatal Physiotherapist
Lesley-Anne Ross –  Senior Physiotherapist (Pelvic Floor Centre)



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

Gynaecology – To follow

Neonatology – To follow