Welcome to the MSK Hub and staff physiotherapy service where you will find up to date evidence based information/resources on how to manage many common musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, available 24/7.
If you are experiencing MSK symptoms, first take a look at the self care resources. If you are still experiencing difficulties or are unable to find the right advice for your symptoms then self-refer to physiotherapy.
Please note that if you are currently engaged in treatment with a physiotherapist, chiropractor or Osteopath or have had numerous unsuccessful physiotherapy treatments in the past, for the same condition, then a referral would generally not be appropriate and you should get further guidance from your GP.
Self care resources
It’s essential that the information you get gives you the most effective chance of recovery. Find the best advice, guidance and exercises for your pain in these resources from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy:
Need Further Help?
Consider a self-referral to physiotherapy if you require professional advice on how to manage your condition.
Contact your GP urgently if you have any of these symptoms:
- Loss of sensation in both of your legs
- Recent onset urinary retention
- Loss of sensation in your buttocks, perineum or inner surfaces of the thighs.
- Recent onset faecal incontinence
- History of major trauma
- Sudden onset of severe central spinal pain which is relieved by lying down.
- Past history of cancer
- Fever, chills or unexplained weight loss
- Pain that disturbs you at night
- History of being immunocompromised
Alternatively, NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. NHS 111 is available 24/7 and can be reached by calling 111 or visiting 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only).