Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

The Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service (MSk) offers a service to adults and children aged 8 years and above, who may have an orthopaedic, musculoskeletal or sports injury related problem. The service does not see patients with neurological, respiratory or rehabilitation based problems such as falls.

Who we are

  • Chartered Physiotherapists who are registered with the Health Professions Council
  • Physiotherapy Assistants (Technical Instructors) working under the supervision of the Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Students from local universities

What we do

All staff are trained in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal disorders. The service also has a number of experienced clinicians who are able to offer specialist advice and treatment in the management of continence problems, arthritis, vertigo, pain and sports injuries.

All the traditional physiotherapy methods of treatment are available such as mobilisations, manipulation and exercise. In addition a large number of staff have undertaken post graduate courses to be able to offer other modalities of treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy and injection therapy.

How you can access these services

Patients are referred to the service by their GP, consultant or other health care professional. Patients are seen in a variety of locations, including community hospital sites, clinics and GP surgeries.


Sarah MarstonPodiatry Operational Manager, Email:

Katherine Armitage, Interim MSk Physio & Podiatry Manager,

Victoria Harvey, Interim Operational Manager, Email:

Bridgwater Booking Office (for Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Williton, Minehead appointments) 01278 436733.

Chard Booking Office (for appointments at  Chard, Crewkerne, Frome, Shepton, South Petherton, Wellington, West Mendip and Wincanton) 01460 247555.

For MSk Physiotherapy appointments at Yeovil District Hospital 01935 384510.

Cancel or reschedule your appointment by clicking here.

Additional Information

We work closely with a range of other professionals involved in the management of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic problems such as GPs, the Orthopaedic Assessment Service (Interface Service), podiatrists and consultants specialising in orthopaedics, rheumatology, pain management and radiology.

You can download our leaflets and fact sheets below.