Physiotherapy is a method of assessing and treating physical problems affecting everyday life such as pain, loss of function in joints, muscles and the nervous system and treating them appropriately.

The commonest are:

  • Musculo skeletal conditions such as whiplash and frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Post operative mobilisation problems
  • Chronic chest problems

You will need a referral from a doctor. If you are unable to attend and do not contact the department, you will be discharged. Your doctor will be informed.

Physio 1st

The practice has access to a service called Physio 1st. Ryan Smith, Physiotherapist, offers weekly appointments for Physio Assessments. He can assess, advise and refer on for physiotherapy. Patients can book directly to see him for physiotherapy issues. If patients wish to see their doctor first, they can of course do so, but if a physio assessment is clearly indicated, an appointment with Physio 1st may be of more use.

Physio 1st appointments can be made by the Receptionist if they feel the Physio is the most appropriate person for you to see. These appointments would be for sprains and strains, joint arthritis, neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, hip pain, leg pain, knee pain, trapped nerves, on-going whiplash (not acute) and sports injuries.

If you wish to see a Physiotherapist outside the practice, you will usually require a referral so the doctor will need to see or speak to you first.

Page last updated: December 13, 2017