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Women’s health physiotherapy

The women’s physiotherapy service provides physiotherapy assessment and input to ladies requiring our services across the surgical or maternity wards.


Physiotherapy may be required for ladies attending Ormskirk hospital for major gynaecological surgery and is typically based on G ward. Physiotherapy may include post-operative acute respiratory and mobility assessments and intervention. We aim to promote function and independence following surgery. When required the physiotherapy team works closely with the nursing and social work colleagues to ensure appropriate social support is available on discharge.


The physiotherapy service proves input as appropriate to ladies admitted to the maternity unit both antenatal and postnatal. This may include assessment and treatment of the following:

  • Acute respiratory conditions
  • Mobility
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Pelvic girdle pain
  • Pubic symphysis disorder
  • Incontinence

Service Leads

Joanne Russell Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist


01695 656861