First Contact Physiotherapist

Pembroke Road Surgery are proud to support our practice based first contact physiotherapist service. First contact physiotherapists are advanced physiotherapists who are clinically competent to manage and treat musculoskeletal problems which means you may not need to see a GP.

If you are aged 18 or over and need to be seen for a musculoskeletal issue and meet the following criteria you will be offered an appointment with the physiotherapist in the first instance.

  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendon problems
  • Muscle pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Knee problems
  • Neck pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trapped nerves
  • Sciatica

If you need to be reviewed for an MSK related issue, please complete an e-consult form online. Alternatively, please call your GP practice to book an appointment. Appointments will be arranged either on the telephone to discuss the history of the problem or as face to face where a specialist examination can take place. Please try to focus on one problem in each appointment. 

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