If you have a problem with your muscles or joints, such as back, neck or knee pain, you can refer yourself to be assessed and treated by a NHS physiotherapist.
Treatments offered can include –
- Physical and exercise therapy
- Re-education about posture
- Muscle energy techniques
Part of the physiotherapy team are Extended Scope Practitioners (ESP) who are highly specialised physiotherapists who are able to order special scans including ultrasound and MRI if appropriate, administer joint injections and who are able to refer you directly to a hospital specialist if this is felt necessary.
Appointments are offered at Weston Favell Health Centre.
You can refer yourself directly to the physiotherapist online or by calling the Patient Contact Centre on (0300) 555 6789.
If you have already seen one of our doctors with your muscle or joint problem then it may be more appropriate for them to refer you for physiotherapy, particularly if you have already had x-rays or scans. Our doctor will advise you if this is the case.