Beaumont Hospital

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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
  • Fitting of specific splints and braces

Emergency Department

This service offers direct access for patients who attend the Emergency Department with an acute soft-tissue injury. If deemed suitable your doctor in the Emergency Department will refer you for Physiotherapy. Once referred, this is an “opt in” service and your rehabilitation continues in the physiotherapy department as appropriate.


This service manages referrals from Rheumatology, Occupational Health, Pain Clinic and the Diabetic Foot Clinic, including referrals from Medical & Surgical Consultants and Dermatology.  A rehabilitation service is also provided to electively admitted Rheumatology patients.

Useful link:

Arthritis Ireland

Pelvic Health

This is predominantly an out patient service for patients referred by Consultant Urologists, Gynaecologists, Colorectal & General Surgeons.

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
  • Neurogenic bladder and bowel problems
  • Pelvic pain
Treatment includes:
  • 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

Useful links

Continence foundation

Bladder problems

Pelvic pain