Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

Our award winning Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Service is committed to providing excellent quality of care to our clients in over 20 various clinics across Lincolnshire.

We are a team of specialist physiotherapists within this field of care. We keep up to date with clinical evidence and also regularly maintain our training needs, this enables us to be the best to assess and diagnose MSK conditions.

Once we have found out what the issues are, from here we can advise and agree a treatment plan for a variety of conditions, be it pain, lack of movement or function, or to support recovery following an accident or surgery.

What we can help you with

We can help with a wide variety of conditions. With our expertise and experience, we can help our clients improve their quality of living, giving back control. We can also advise on future management, which could be as simple as a few exercises to ward off those back aches or through a more direct treatment such as manipulation or acupuncture. Here are a few more conditions that we can treat and specific treatment techniques that we can use.

Waiting Times for the service

Between 0 - 6 weeks.

Service operating times

The service operates during the core hours of 9am to 5pm but there may be some appointments earlier and later than this depending on area.

How do you access this service?

Referrals are accepted from GP practices, Integrated Community Teams and hospitals by completing a letter of referral. Elements of the service are available to refer through Choose and Book.

The service is also able to access support from other services such as Occupational Therapy and Podiatry

Some conditions we treat

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • All other joint pain
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Biomechanical Assessments
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Heel pain
  • Hypermobility (loose joints)
  • Ligament sprains
  • Muscle spasm
  • Muscle strain and tears
  • Nerve pain
  • Pins and needles
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post fracture rehabilitation
  • Postural Dysfunction
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Sporting injuries
  • Stiff joints
  • Temporomandibular pain (Jaw Joint)
  • Whiplash

Some treatments we use

  • Acupuncture or Acupressure
  • Advice on braces and supports
  • Advice on heat therapy and ice therapy
  • Advice on TENs machine use
  • Excercise referral
  • Exercise instruction
  • Joint injection
  • Joint manipulation
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Manipulation
  • Myofascial release
  • Other electrotherapy options
  • Pilates classes
  • Posture Assessment
  • Soft tissue massage and mobilisation
  • Supplementary prescription
  • Taping
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Trigger point therap

What to expect at your first visit

Assessments will last between 30 and 60 minutes to complete and are essential for gathering the information that we need to establish a diagnosis.

Please wear or bring along appropriate clothing so that we can assess and treat effectively. For example, if we are looking at a neck, a vest top would be adequate, or if we need to see your knee a pair of shorts would be advisable. Some assessments may require us to look further past the site of pain/issue itself, however we always work to maintain patient dignity and if there are any concerns, please speak to your physiotherapist.

Within your assessment, we will be interested in finding out how the problem started and when, if there are any daily activities or hobbies that are being affected and if there is anything that particularly aggravates or eases the condition. We may want to see how you and your joints move, we will probably want to check your muscle strength, reflexes and carry out other special tests to help us determine the problem. If, at any stage you are uncomfortable, please speak to your physiotherapist.

Following the Assessment, we will discuss treatment options and agree on a treatment plan. This may be a specific exercise programme, or we may feel that further treatment is required. All of our treatment plans are evidence based and we will advise on the best suited plan of care.

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