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Obstetrics Physiotherapy




Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Obstetrics Physiotherapy service. The Obstetrics Physiotherapy service is based in hospitals across Greater Glasgow & Clyde. Please use the Quick Links Section at the bottom of the page to find more information about our Obstetrics Physiotherapy service.


We are a team of highly skilled physiotherapists who specialise in the assessment and treatment of people during and after pregnancy.


We provide ante natal and post natal appointments for

  • Muscle and joint issues such as low back pain, Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), Diastasis Rectus Abdominus Muscles (DRAM), coccyx (tailbone) pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and DeQuervains Synovitis
  • Bladder, bowel and pelvic floor issues such as difficulty controlling or emptying the bladder or bowel, prolapse symptoms and pelvic pain


We also provide the following classes *

  • Ante natal classes 
  • Post natal rehab classes
  • Enhanced Recovery after Obstetrics Surgery in Scotland (EROSS) / caesarean section classes

 * Face to Face classes cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions at present



What’s New in Obstetrics Physiotherapy!


What do you think of our Website? Please complete our Survey Monkey survey with your thoughts and suggestions! Posted 07/10/21


We have now created a live online class for women who are struggling with Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) during their pregnancy. This class is currently being piloted at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital and at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. If you suspect you have PGP and would like to join one of our classes, please contact your allocated Physiotherapy Department for more information. Posted 01/07/21.


We need your help! We want to know how you would like your antenatal education classes delivered in the future - please complete our Survey Monkey survey so we can start brainstorming! Any suggestions or recommendations you have on antenatal education classes would be greatly appreciated. Re-posted 07/10/21.


We have now created a live online class for women who are planning to have a caesarean section - Caesarean Section Preparation Class. This class is currently being piloted at the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital every Thursday morning at 11:00 via Microsoft Teams. Class invitations will be sent to individuals once their caesarean section date has been booked. Posted 05/01/21.



COVID-19 Service Update


During the current Covid-19 pandemic the Government and NHS GG&C have introduced policies to keep both you and NHS staff safe to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Our Obstetrics Physiotherapy service is therefore gradually re-opening some of our departments for a limited number of physical face-to-face appointments where it is possible & safe to do so.  However in the majority of  cases your course of treatment can be successfully & safely managed remotely using telephone or video consultations.

All initial appointments for assessment will be by telephone (unless a specific need is identified). 

Appointments may last up to 45minutes as we will ask you questions about your condition & health. Everything you tell us is confidential. It is therefore important that you are able to take the call in a quiet / private area.

After your assessment, we will discuss your condition, agree goals and a treatment plan with you. Treatment is likely to include an exercise programme specific to your needs & how you can manage your condition yourself. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time.

If the physiotherapist recommends a physical face-to-face appointment they will discuss this with you, explain the benefits, risks and current health & safety measures in place to help you make an informed decision about whether you wish to attend a department.


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Did Not Attend and Cancellation Policy

If you fail to answer a telephone or video appointment or fail to attend any face-to-face appointment and do not contact us within 24 hours we will discharge you.

If you cancel an appointment on more than 2 occasions we will discharge you.

To cancel or change your appointment please contact your Obstetrics Physiotherapy Department with as much notice as possible.



How to Access the Service


There are several ways you can access the Obstetrics Physiotherapy service. You can contact the Obstetrics Physiotherapy service by directly phoning your Obstetrics Physiotherapy Department or by posting a self referral form to your Obstetrics Physiotherapy Department. 

PRM Self-Referral Form 

QEUH Self-Referral Form


Comments, Suggestions & Complaints


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NHSGGC : Complaints about NHSGGC services

Or contact us via: Telephone: 0141 201 4500 or Email: [email protected]


Last Updated: 07 October 2021