Community Musculoskeletal Service

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Service performance information is updated monthly and is regularly shared with NHS Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire Integrated Care, Healthwatch and Oxfordshire Joint Overview & Scrutiny Committee
We are committed to delivering the best outcomes and experience possible for the population of Oxfordshire and require public and patient engagement to enable us to do this. If you would like join our Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service User Board please get in touch.

Our Oxfordshire Services

What we provide in your area:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy for MSK conditions involves the assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, spinal discs, nerves and other structures to keep you moving.

  • Pelvic Health
  • Our Pelvic Health provision includes support for men's and women's health including continence, urogynaecology and obstetric Musculoskeletal dysfunction. We can help treat to conditions such as pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic organ prolapse, lower urinary dysfunction, pelvic girdle pain, bladder & lower bowel dysfunction and other MSK conditions related to the pelvis.

  • Pain
  • Our community pain teams are made up of pain consultants, specialist physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, nurse specialists, occupational therapists, CBT therapists, GP’s and pharmacists. Everyone specialises in persistent pain and works closely as a team to support people living with pain. Our team will help you find ways to manage your pain and lead a better quality of life. They can help you start doing more of what matters to you without making the pain worse and to manage flare-ups. The team can also support you with the emotional impact of living with pain. As well as one to one support from our team of experts as named above, we offer pain management programmes, medication reviews, and evidence-based injection interventions if appropriate.

  • Podiatry
  • MSK (Musculoskeletal) Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions primarily affecting the foot, ankle and lower limbs. Podiatrists are lower limb specialists. Podiatrists who are trained in musculoskeletal practice are experts in the identification of the cause and origin of lower limb dysfunction.

  • PhysioLine
  • 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.

  • Group Classes (coming soon)
  • In addition to 1-to-1 sessions with clinicians, patients can be seen in group setting for either Exercise Classes or for Educational Seminars (this will be specific to each location). 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. Exercise Classes are run by Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation Therapists and/or Physiotherapy Assistants and with a set programme of exercises that help patients progress to gain strength, flexibility, or muscle control to enable patients to self-manage their conditions. Educational Seminars are information sessions where a Physiotherapist will provide information to a group of patients on a certain topic such as lower back pain and tips on coping and self-management.

    Clinicians and patients discuss together the need for 1-to-1 treatment or whether a group setting may be more effective. A group setting can be helpful for patients to see other people with the same condition and our Exercise Classes and Educational Seminars are well rated by our patients.

  • 1:1 Rehab
  • Our 1:1 rehabilitation sessions are for patients who need to improve their flexibility and strength following injury. Set in a gym environment, our Rehab Therapists will tailor individual programme and set goals to help progress rehabilitation and show you the benefits that exercise and movement can have on your recovery.

Meet your Oxfordshire team

Anthony Collett

Service Manager

Suraj Bafna

Clinical Lead

Rory Twogood

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Mike Carpenter

Head of Clinical Delivery (South) / National Lead - MSK

Amy Davis

Advanced MSK Clinician and Team Leader

Bryan Roland

Advanced MSK Clinician and Team Lead

Isaac Williams

Advanced MSK Clinician and Team Leader

Jennifer Owens

Advanced MSK Clinician and Team Leader

Liam Hosier

Advanced MSK Clinician and Team Lead

Adam Gaunt

MSK Clinician and Team Leader

Marc Christian

MSK Clinician and Team Leader

Kurt Austin-Archer

Advanced MSK Clinician and Team Leader


Patient Resources

Ongoing support
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