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.
Bridgwater Booking Office (for Bridgwater, Burnham on Sea, Williton, Minehead appointments) 01278 436733
Chard Booking Office (for Chard, Crewkerne, Dene Barton, South Petherton, Wellington, Wincanton, Yeovil appointments) 01460 238233
Wells Booking Office (for Frome, Shepton Mallet, West Mendip appointments) 01749 836690
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 the leaflet Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service Appointments here.
Useful Back Pain Management resources
Please see below a list of links to other websites where you can find useful information about back pain management.
Back Pain Information
Long Term Pain Management
Managing Perception of your Back Pain