Muscle and joint pain

Find out how to get support for muscle and joint pain.

NHS physiotherapy services

Physiotherapy is free and available on the NHS throughout the UK.

Depending on where you live, you may be able to self-refer or you may need to visit your GP or consultant first. After discussing your symptoms with your doctor, they may then refer you to a physiotherapist.

First contact physio

We have a first contact physio that works here at the surgery.

Patients aged 16 and above are eligible.

They cannot treat unwell (fever, flu, systemic symptoms), abdominal, chest or head pain or complex or chronic issues in frail, elderly patients.

See things that First contact physio can help with
  • recent injuries of limb or back
  • sprains
  • strains or muscle pain
  • neck or back pain (with no other symptoms)
  • joint pains