Musculoskeletal Conditions

Musculoskeletal Conditions (Muscles and Joints)

We would be very happy to support you in managing your pain in the joints or back. You may also wish to explore opportunities for self-help should you feel it is appropriate to do so as a first step. 

Self-Referral to Physiotherapy Service

Locally Solent NHS Trust offers self referral for physiotherapy and you can follow links below to organise a referral online or please click here to download the form.

Our local GP Federation also offers self referral for physiotherapy. You can contact Southampton Primary Care Physiotherapy Team directly to seek advice 02380170610 or 02380170611. You can also seek advice by completing online self referral form or download form to complete on your computer using link as follows: physiotherapy self referral form.

Self-Help Resources

You can also access online resources for self help and understanding of musculoskeletal problems using Self Help link as follows -

An exhaustive list of self-management resources have been put together as part of the MSK-Tracker project (Grant 21405) funded by Versus Arthritis, led by Dr Jonathan Hill at Keele University. Please find below relevant links to explore possible options for you to follow



Useful Resources


0800 5200 520



0845 130 2704


Ehlers-Danlos Support UK

0208 736 5604


Fibromyalgia Action UK

0844 887 2444


Hypermobility Syndrome Association

033 3011 6388


Lupus UK

01708 731251


National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

020 8948 9117


Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK

0300 111 5090


Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK

020 7000 1925


UK Gout Society