I work with lots of patients who have muscle or joint problems. That includes people recovering from serious injuries or illness, and those with new injuries.
I can book scans and tests, and even organise joint injections, which used to need a GP. We're also trained to spot 'red flags', which means we can recognise when a joint or muscle problem may be a sign of something more serious.
This is great because patients can come to me without needing to wait for a GP appointment.
You have various choices for physio:
First Contact Physio is a new service designed to be first port of call for any patient with a musculoskeletal problem offering a prompt appointment (often same day or within a few days), much sooner than you can get with the GP
You will receive a comprehensive assessment and be advised on next steps including further investigation and/or treatment (including appropriate pain relief) as necessary. There is no need to speak to or be assessed by a GP first before using this service
To access this service, please ring reception and ask for the First Contact Physio service
Physio Direct is the traditional service. Physio Direct can assess your condition, investigate as appropriate and escalate onwards to other services as necessary, including musculoskeletal service (MSK) and hospital orthopaedics
To access this service, please ring 01246 565050
Get U Better is a self-care musculoskeletal (MSK) service. Access the Get U Better service ⧉.
You can self-refer to this service without seeing or speaking to a GP first
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Please see our index of services you can self-refer to or type the shortcut ivy.gs/selfrefer or ivy.gs/index
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