Musculoskeletal disorders are injuries and disorders that affect the human body’s movement or musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, blood vessels, etc.)
This page aims to outline some of the most common musculoskeletal problems to show you how they can be managed at home and when you should seek further medical advice. Please follow the links below for more information.
Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/back-pain
Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/shoulder-pain
Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/hip-pain
Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/neck-pain
Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/knee-pain
If further support on how to manage your symptoms is required, please contact your GP practice where you will be put in touch with your doctor or one of our First Contact Practitioners (FCPs).
A first contact practitioner (FCP) is an experienced physiotherapist who has the advanced skills necessary to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems on a patient’s first contact with healthcare services e.g. when they visit their GP surgery.
Our FCPs in Banstead are Bethany Brookes and Lauren Parsons, who cover Tattenham, Nork, Longcroft, Heathcote and Tadworth clinics between them.