MSK/Physiotherapy

MSK

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.

Back Pain

Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/back-pain

Exercises: www.versusarthritis.org/exercises-for-the-back

Shoulder Pain

Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/shoulder-pain

Exercises: www.versusarthritis.org/exercises-for-the-shoulders

Hip Pain

Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/hip-pain

Exercises: www.versusarthritis.org/exercises-for-the-hips

Neck Pain

Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/neck-pain

Exercises: www.versusarthritis.org/exercises-for-the-neck

Knee Pain

Advice and education: www.versusarthritis.org/knee-pain

Exercises: www.versusarthritis.org/exercises-for-the-knees

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.

Emotional Health and Coping with Pain

Talking Therapies provide a range of treatment options including Counselling for Depression, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Guided Self Help and EMDR.

Facebook: @DHCTalkingTherapies

Twitter: @DHCIAPT

Telephone: 01483 90639

Website: www.dhctalkingtherapies.co.uk