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.