We provide a high quality, professional and friendly service for patients presenting with a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders.
Physiotherapy is arranged by the following providers:-
You can refer yourself to physiotherapy by downloading the referral form below and e-mailing it to
Refer yourself to physiotherapy
East Cheshire NHS Trusts Adult MSK Physiotherapy Service have recently developed a self-help website for common musculoskeletal conditions which includes advice and videos of physiotherapy exercises, and we wanted to share this resource with your practices to be able to sign post patients to as you feel appropriate. It’s an external website so is accessible to anyone, but we have added local information i.e. exercises classes in East Cheshire.
We will make your patients aware of it as a resource to promote self-management after seeing us, but it can also be used initially as an alternative to a physio referral if appropriate or something they can access whilst waiting for their appointment.
Please see the links below for self-help videos.
Acute Knee Pain
Please read this advice leaflet about plantar fasciitis before attempting the exercises below
Elbow pain exercise book
Tennis elbow advice sheet
Shoulder impingement advice sheet
Lumbar exercises - lower back
Please read this advice leaflet before attempting these exercises for calf strain
Please read this advice leaflet before attempting these exercise for shin splints
Falls and fractures - exercise training to prevent falls
Falls prevention leaflet
Treating Minor Sports Injuries with Ice
If your injury does not require medical treatment – for example, a mild sprain or other minor muscle or ligament damage – you can treat it at home using RICE therapy.
RICE stands for:
- Rest – avoid regular exercise and reduce your daily physical activity. Using crutches or a walking stick may help if you cannot put weight on your ankle or knee.
- Ice – apply an ice pack to the affected area for 10–30 minutes. A bag of frozen peas, or similar, will work well. Wrap the ice pack in a towel to avoid it directly touching your skin and causing ice burn.
- Compression – use elastic compression bandages to limit swelling.
- Elevation – keep the injured leg, knee, arm, elbow or wrist raised above the level of the heart. This may also help to reduce swelling.
After 48 hours of RICE therapy, stop compression and try moving the injured area. If, after this time, your symptoms are worse, seek advice from your GP.
RICE therapy can be useful for any sports injury, but some injuries may require additional treatment.
This information is from www.nhs.uk – further info can be found there on medication and further treatment of sports injuries.