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Physiotherapy

Welcome to the Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Musculoskeletal Outpatients Physiotherapy Service.

Physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when someone is affected by illness, injury or disability. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession which takes a whole person approach to health and wellbeing.

Our highly trained team of clinicians treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions by combining current evidenced based treatments with clinical experience. We work closely with our Consultant colleagues in Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Plastic Surgery and Pain Management to provide the best possible care for our service users.  Our aim is to put you first.

Referral process

GPs can refer to physiotherapy via the 'Physio Direct' Telephone service or through the electronic referral system.  We also accept internal referrals from other departments e.g. Orthopaedics.  All electronic and internal referrals are then triaged through the MSK Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS) and directed to the appropriate services.