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New Physio Service Launched Posted on 10 Feb 2020

First Contact Physiotherapists take the pressure off GP's and reduces the need for onward referrals.

First Contact Physiotherapy is a new service offered to patients over the age of 18 with a new multiskoletal (MSK) problem for which they are not currently receiving treatment.  

Patient’s will generally be seen within 5 days of the referral and be offered an assessment and advice on how to manage their condition.  Conditions eligible for referral include:

  • Soft tissue/Muscle/Tendon/Ligament strains/sprains.
  • Joint pain/injury.
  • Acute flare up of a long-term condition.
  • Back/Neck Pain.
  • Postural Pain/Problems.
  • Osteoarthritis.
  • Minor Trauma (Falls / Sports injuries).

Musculoskeletal (MSK) health issues account for around 1 in 5 of all GP appointments. Most of these could instead be seeing a physiotherapist from the start.

If you would feel you qualify for a FCP referral please speak to one of our receptionists about booking your appointment.

All physio sessions take place at the HUB, Weavers Medical Centre. 


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