Musculoskeletal Service (Physiotherapy)
This is split into the two different areas of inpatients and outpatients.
Inpatients deals with the acute care of injuries primarily due to trauma. The service is also involved in rehabilitation following elective surgery including ACL reconstruction, shoulder surgery and spinal surgery.
Outpatients consists of general musculosketetal outpatients referred from the orthopaedic team. Physiotherapists are also involved in a number of clinics including the upper limb, hand and fracture clinics.
Areas of speciality include:
- Treatment of hand injuries post plastic surgery in conjunction with Occupational Therapy
- Isokinetic evaluation and treatment
- Fitting of specific splints and braces
(B) Continence service
This is predominantly an out patient service for patients referred by Consultant Urologists, Gynaecologists, General Surgeons and GP's.
Conditions referred and treated include:
- Stress urinary incontinence, over active bladder and urge incontinence
- Bowel urgency and incontinence
- Constipation and difficulty with bowel evacuation
- Post prostatectomy incontinence
- Bladder and bowel problems associated with multiple sclerosis
- Management of pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
- Biofeedback in order to teach accurate exercises
- Electrical stimulation for those who cannot perform the exercises
- Advice and coping strategies including bladder training