First Contact Physiotherapists take the pressure off GP's and reduces the need for onward referrals.
First Contact Physiotherapy is a new service offered to patients over the age of 18 with a new multiskoletal (MSK) problem for which they are not currently receiving treatment.
Patient’s will generally be seen within 5 days of the referral and be offered an assessment and advice on how to manage their condition. Conditions eligible for referral include:
- Soft tissue/Muscle/Tendon/Ligament strains/sprains.
- Joint pain/injury.
- Acute flare up of a long-term condition.
- Back/Neck Pain.
- Postural Pain/Problems.
- Minor Trauma (Falls / Sports injuries).
Musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues account for around 1 in 5 of all GP appointments. Most of these could instead be seeing a physiotherapist from the start.
If you would feel you qualify for a FCP referral please speak to one of our receptionists about booking your appointment.
All physio sessions take place at the HUB, Weavers Medical Centre.