First Contact Physiotherapy Service
From May 2020 the surgery offer a First Contact Physiotherapy service. The physio can treat the following conditions:
- All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
- Arthritis – any joint
- Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone (e.g. tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains)
- Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
- Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms (e.g. pins and needles or numbness)
- Post-orthopaedic surgery
How to book an Appointment
Please contact a member of the admin team who will be able to book you an appointment with the First Contact Physiotherapist. You do not need to speak with your doctor.
Most appointments are 20 minutes and, like most GP appointments, are delivered via the telephone, video or face to face.
First Contact Physios use the same referral pathways as GPs to secondary care, x-ray and social prescribing. Where necessary, First Contact Physios can refer to the GP (and vice versa).