Physiotherapy for MSK conditions involves the assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, spinal discs, nerves and other structures to keep you moving.
In some cases, your GP may refer you to PhysioLine; a contact and assessment service completed over the phone by a Chartered Physiotherapist.
PhysioLine has proven to be an extremely effective way for patients to speak with a physiotherapist quickly (usually within 2-4 days) and start managing their problem straightaway. By using PhysioLine you can access specialist guidance and support, while causing as little disruption as possible to your normal routine.
Our Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (CATS) is designed for people for whom physiotherapy is not appropriate. This could be for a number of reasons; it could be that their physiotherapy treatment has not been successful, or that their diagnosis is unclear and they need further, more specialist intervention. The CATS service can also order diagnostic tests, such as MRI scans or X-rays if appropriate.
Our clinicians will tailor individual programme's, set goals to help progress rehabilitation and show you the benefits that exercise and movement can have on your recovery. If 1:1 rehab is appropriate for your condition, your clinician will discuss this with you as a possible option for your ongoing care.
In addition to 1-to-1 sessions, patients can be seen in a group setting for either Exercise Classes or Educational Seminars. Exercise Classes have a set programme of exercises that help patients progress to gain strength, flexibility, or muscle control. Educational Seminars are information sessions to provide information on a certain topic such as lower back pain and tips on coping and self-management. If an Exercise Class or Educational Seminar is appropriate for your condition, your clinician will discuss this with you as a possible option for your ongoing care.
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