MSK Physiotherapy - Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale (HMR) Community

We are a team of qualfied physiotherapists and we provide assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.

Our service is for people who are registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

We treat general orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions including issue's with the upper and lower limbs or soft tissue and spinal disorders.

You can self-refer to the service via our online PhysioDirect Service

Your GP can also refer you; referrals can be sent seven days a week (via the electronic referral system).

Our telephone assessment and booking service is available a minimum of five days per week.

We provide clinics across the borough. The majority of our face-to-face clinic sessions run from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.30pm. Evening sessions and Saturday mornings also available.

Your first assessment will involve a face-to-face appointment. The physiotherapist will ask you questions about your condition and discuss and agree the best treatment plan with you. This may involve a physical examination. Please bring a list of any medicines that you take. See below about what to wear.

Your initial assessment will usually last 40 minutes and the subsequent follow-up treatment sessions will last about 40-50 minutes. We  operate a strict appointment system so please be on time for your appointment, as we may not be able to see late arrivals.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

There is no predetermined number of treatments for a specific condition. However, following your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss and agree a treatment plan with you and give you an indication of how many treatments you may need. This may include advice and strategies to self manage your problem. Some follow-up appointments may be conducted by telephone.

What will I have to wear?

The physiotherapist may ask you to remove items of clothing e.g.  t-shirt / blouse but they will not ask you to remove your underwear. If you have a back or lower limb problem e.g. knee or hip you may wish to bring shorts to change into. For a neck or upper limb problem e.g. shoulder, you may wish to wear a vest.

Will it hurt?

A physiotherapist’s aim is not to increase your pain. After the assessment and some treatments you may experience short term discomfort which should settle. If the increased discomfort does not settle within 2 days, please contact us for advice. You must tell the therapist if you are experiencing high levels of discomfort during your treatments.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Your Health

For information about: 

Arthritis Research UK: Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. 

The link provides more information about specific conditions and exercises to help manage your condition.

NHS inform: Providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland. Patient information and professional educational material on shoulder pain and treatments.

The Pain Toolkit: this is a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.

The truth about back pain (video link): Find out how to cope with and manage back pain.

NHS Choices: General information about physiotherapy and physiotherapists.

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