Princes Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2HQ
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
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.
Please check-in at the main reception and advise that you have a Connect Health NHS appointment. You will then be allowed access through the turnstiles on your right.
The gym is located on the first floor which can be accessed by the stairs or the lift to your left. Once you arrive on the first floor please take a seat on the row of chairs to the right of you. When your clinician is ready they will come and collect you and escort you into the gym.
You must wait for your clinician before entering the gym.
Please bring a bottle of water and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Please do not bring children.
Parking is free in the adjoining multi-storey.
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.
Please bring to the appointment any recent prescriptions and/or a list of current medications.
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.