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First Contact Physiotherapist

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP) will provide assessment, diagnosis and management of soft tissue, muscle and joint conditions.  All patients, aged 18 & over, can book an appointment to see an FCP through our Reception team.

Following an assessment, the FCP will provide self-management and exercise advice, refer on or request further investigations, and offer joint injections in line with evidenced based practice.


You can see the FCP, for any of the following conditions:-

  • All  soft tissue injuries – upper and lower limb
  • Sprains, strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis – any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone e.g tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, thoracic and neck pain
  • Spinal pain including arm / leg symptoms +/-  neurological symptoms e.g pins and needles
  • Mobility changes
  • Following Orthopaedic Surgery