Muscles, Joints and Bones (MSK)

Service update

In line with national guidance we have made some changes to our service as part of Locala's COVID-19 response. Face-to-face appointments have been cancelled and patients are being contacted by telephone. The information below relates to the usual services we provide.

The MSK (Musculoskeletal) service provides assessment and treatment of patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions - these usually affect the joints, muscles, bones and soft tissue.

Our team includes 3 GP’s with a specialist interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 8 Advanced Clinical Practitioners in Physiotherapy, and an Advanced Clinical Podiatrist.

An Advanced Clinical Practitioner (or ACP)  is a highly specialised physiotherapist who can provide a range of interventions and investigations for complex non-surgical musculoskeletal conditions which include treatment, education and advice.

Our team will diagnose and manage your condition and support you with a tailored plan of care. This could include referral for physiotherapy, further investigations such as MRI, X-Ray or blood tests, injection treatment which can be offered in our clinic or onward referral for a surgical opinion or pain management.

We are a community clinic based at Princess Royal Community Health Centre, providing assessment and treatment of patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions - these usually affect the joints, muscles, bones and soft tissue. Our 10 clinicians are supported by members of the admin team.

What to expect

  • A detailed assessment to establish the nature of your problem
  • We can refer you for further investigation if necessary
  • Advice regarding your condition and how to manage it
  • We offer some injections (we are unable to offer spinal injections)
  • We can refer you on for specialist treatment

What we do

We see a wide range of musculoskeletal problems, we offer a thorough assessment, advice and in some circumstances injections. We deal with non-inflammatory arthritis, ligament and tendon problems and nerve entrapment issues.

What we don't do

We do not provide Physiotherapy as part of the MSK service. If a patient has a problem that requires physiotherapy in the first instance, patients will need referring directly to the physiotherapy department.

We don’t deal with non-entrapment nerve problems for example conditions causing problems with the way nerves work (neuropathy).

We don’t deal with widespread pain issues; these are best dealt with in Pain management or Rheumatology.

We do not deal with hypermobility disorders; these are best managed with specialist physiotherapy.

Contact Information

Princess Royal Health Centre
Greenhead Road


What Our Patients Say

On a recent survey 95.33% of our patients said that their experience was ‘good’ or ‘very good’.

What our patients had to say:

‘Very friendly team, always at ease when I attend there’

‘All appointments were on time, excellent professional health care provided from a very professional and friendly member of staff.’

‘It has been an amazing service from Carl and all the receptionists I have dealt with. They have helped and reassured me whilst supporting treatment.’

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