We now have a skilled team of physiotherapists working with us. Sometimes known as musculoskeletal practitioners or First Contact Practitioners (FCPs), they are experienced physiotherapists that have advanced skills to enable them to diagnose and recommend appropriate management of musculoskeletal conditions.
Anyone who has a musculoskeletal complaint can be booked in with the physio team as the first point of contact. GPs often refer to the physios for these issues, so seeing a physio first frequently saves time for both the patient and the doctor.
Musculoskeletal conditions include any joint, bone and muscle problems.
They will be assessed by one of the team and can discuss management options. The physios are able to provide services such as advice and exercises, alongside being able to refer on for imaging, further physiotherapy and to secondary care. They work closely with the rest of the practice team to ensure that any other medical concerns can be referred back to the GP.