COVID-19 information

Visiting is once again welcomed at The Walton Centre. So that we can safely reintroduce visiting, visits should be pre-booked with an allocated appointment slot.

General safety measures remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice. 

Patient Information Leaflets

You can also view Patient Information Leaflets by A-Z.

Leaflets can be translated on-demand by pressing the 'Accessibility' button at the top of this page, and then choose 'Translate this page'. Alternatively you can request leaflets in another language or format by contacting our Patient and Family Experience Team.

  • Level 1 thickened fluids (slightly thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • Level 2 thickened fluids (mildly thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • Level 3 thickened fluids (moderately thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • Level 4 thickened fluids (extremely thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • LSO (Lumbosacral orthosis)

    A Spinal brace is a device that is worn to limit the movement of the spine.

  • Lumbar microdiscectomy

    A lumbar microdiscectomy is performed for someone who has a prolapsed disc in the lower back area, sometimes known as a slipped disc.

  • Lumbar puncture under X-ray control

    A lumbar puncture (LP) is a procedure used to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF testing can provide your doctors with information about how the brain and spinal cord is working.

  • Lumbar spine surgery

    Information to help you understand what will happen to you during your time with us for lumber spinal surgery. It also contains your physiotherapy exercises for you to do following your surgery and some general advice following lumbar spinal surgery.

  • Lumbar sympathetic block

    A sympathetic nerve block involves injecting medicine around the sympathetic nerves in your lower back. By doing this, the sympathetic system is temporarily blocked in the hope of reducing or eliminating pain.

  • Magnetic Resonance Scanner

    M.R. Scanning is used to investigate a wide variety of conditions. It has several advantages over conventional imaging methods. One of the main advantages is that the procedure does not involve the use of ionising radiation (X-rays).

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