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 directly to seek advice using telephone numbers: 02380170610 or 02380170611.
You can also access online resources for self help and understanding of musculoskeletal problems using Self Help link as follows - www.soccgpx.mskassist.com
Another good resource is provided by Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and you can access it using link as follows - https://www.csp.org.uk/conditions/managing-pain-home
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
- Spinal Problems: Neck and Back
- Limbs: Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle and Foot
- Pain management: Useful resources to learn about managing pain with medicines and self-help
- Management Resources: Related to different musculoskeletal conditions
- Personal and Mental Wellbeing Resources - including life style and diet
0800 5200 520
0845 130 2704
0208 736 5604
0844 887 2444
Hypermobility Syndrome Association
033 3011 6388
National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society
020 8948 9117
Polymyalgia Rheumatica & Giant Cell Arteritis UK
0300 111 5090
020 7000 1925