How to refer yourself to the UHD Physiotherapy Team in pregnancy and for the 12 months following delivery

The specialist women’s health physiotherapy team can treat antenatal and post natal back pain, pelvic pain, hand numbness/pins and needles, postnatal separation of the tummy muscles and pelvic floor problems. They can provide specific advice to pregnant women with pre-existing back pain. They also run regular ‘back care in pregnancy’ advice groups. We are currently developing and improving our services by creating an electronic e-form for submission. However in the interim to request physiotherapy contact, which is valid until you are 12 months postpartum as follows:

Area registered for GP for those in Christchurch, Bournemouth and Poole and surrounding areas.

Please either print the ante and post natal physiotherapy self-referral form and return by post as stated or print, scan/photograph and email to the relevant physiotherapy team.

If you are currently registered with a GP in Dorchester you will need your referral to be completed via midwife/GP or consultant.

If you have any vaginal bleeding or fluid loss, reduced baby movements or your baby is not moving as normal, please contact labour line on 0300 369 0388 for further advice.