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Better Gym Basildon

​Tier 6, Festival Leisure Park, Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon, SS14 2WB

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Parking available

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Important information

Don’t be a DNA and keep us informed: If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call the service at least 48 hours prior to your appointment, so it can be offered to someone else.

This keeps patient waiting times low and helps to reduce NHS costs. If you do not give us sufficient notice, you may be discharged from this service.

On arrival information

Parking is ample and free all day at Basildon Festival Leisure Park.
The gym is located at Basildon Festival Leisure Park, where the bowling alley and cinema is also situated. As you enter the Leisure Park, you will see the ‘Better Gym’ in large green lettering on your far right hand side, next door to the Travelodge. On entering the gym you will see a set of turnstiles which your therapist or member of the Better Gym team will let you through. You will be asked to take a seat on the black leather chairs until the time of your appointment and once the clinician is ready to see you.
Please note: there is no check-in desk or receptionist at this site.

In your area, Connect Health has been contracted to provide the MSK service on behalf of the NHS. It is an NHS service, completely free at the point of entry like all NHS services.

Our service brings together a range of specialist MSK clinicians to assess, diagnose and manage your condition within your local community.

During your assessment you might be required to carry out a number of movements to determine the cause of your pain. Therefore we recommend you wear suitable loose fitting clothing, such as t-shirt, shorts, jogging bottoms and underwear that you are comfortable being assessed in.

Depending on your condition, your first appointment may be a scheduled telephone consultation with a physiotherapist or a face to face appointment. At the initial appointment you will be asked questions regarding your symptoms, activities, work, previous medical history etc.

If this is over the phone you may then be booked to see a physiotherapist, an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist (APP), a clinician with specialist orthopaedic or pain expertise or a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI).  This is to complete the assessment and decide on the best management plan for you.

Your treatment plan will be discussed with you and may include a variety of  treatment options, to help you to return to your usual activities. Your treatment plan will also include advice and specific exercises to help you to self-manage your condition.

  • Keep us informed: If you need to change or cancel your appointment, please call the service at least 48 hours prior to your appointment, so it can be offered to someone else. This keeps patient waiting times low and helps to reduce NHS costs. If you do not give us sufficient notice, you may be discharged from this service.
  • Don’t be a DNA: If you Do Not Attend (DNA) or you are late to your appointment without notifying us, you may be discharged from this service.
  • During your treatment, you may be referred for Diagnostic tests such as Blood-Samples, X-Ray, CT-Scans, MRI Scans etc.
  • You may be required to attend a walk-in clinic, or we may request the test for you.
  • Diagnostic tests may take up to 8 weeks to receive the results
  • We monitor your progress throughout the diagnostic process, so there is no need to call us earlier than 8 Weeks after you have attended your appointment.

Please bring to the appointment any recent prescriptions and/or a list of current medications.

  • Patients under 18: If the Patient is under 18, then please advise us when you book their appointment, as some of our services may only be available to Adults.
  • Patients with additional needs: If the Patient is vulnerable, or has a disability, or mobility problems, then please advise us when you book their appointment.
  • Transport: If you require hospital transport, please advise us when you book your appointment. Please note that transportation is not provided with some Hospitals.
  • Translation Support: If you require a translator, please advise us which language you require when you book your appointment.

The term ‘musculoskeletal’ (often shortened to MSK) refers to the body’s joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and any other structures that support the limbs, neck and back. You have been referred to the service because of an injury to one of these areas.

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Attending your appointment on time helps to keep waiting times low. If you need to cancel, please give us 48 hours notice.