Our MSK and Orthopaedic NHS Services
Physiotherapy Matters offer a range of Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic services to Primary Care Networks, Integrated Care Boards, and Independent Healthcare Providers / Hospitals delivering NHS services. These services are based in the community and are aimed at offering care closer to home whilst optimising recovery from a range of musculoskeletal disorders. Our services are evidence-based and delivered by experienced Physiotherapists who are highly trained and supported.
For several years Physiotherapy Matters have provided services throughout the Northeast including Community MSK Physiotherapy and FCP within GP practices, pre and post operative Orthopaedic Physiotherapy services to independent hospitals carrying our NHS surgical procedures, and primary care educational training on topics including MSK injection update courses and management of MSK conditions in primary care. Our services are delivered by experienced Physiotherapists who ensure that services deliver value for money whilst maintaining high standards of care.
We offer the following services:
Community MSK Physiotherapy Services
Physiotherapy Matters have a long history of providing Musculoskeletal NHS Community Services within the Northeast. Our face-to-face services include evidence-based treatments, and our practice is audited against current guidelines relating to Musculoskeletal disorders. Clinicians are supported and supervised at regular intervals to ensure our high standards are maintained. Patients are encouraged to take a central role in their own recovery, and we place great emphasis on our role in increasing general wellbeing through increasing activity levels and promoting healthy lifestyle changes.
First Contact Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy Matters have delivered First Contact Physiotherapist Practitioner (FCP) services across the Northeast since 2020, including remote and face-to-face consultations. FCPs are qualified autonomous clinical practitioners who can assess, diagnose, treat and discharge a person without a medical referral. They have developed advanced competencies to be able to request and interpret appropriate investigations, offer soft tissue and joint injections and write fitness for work reports. The implementation of these roles is a key feature of the NHS Long Term Plan.
Pre and Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
Physiotherapy Matters have been delivering pre and post Orthopaedic rehabilitation services to independent healthcare providers who carryout NHS surgical procedures. This has included pre-operative physiotherapy, immediate post op mobilisation of patients for discharge, through to post shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, to knee, foot and ankle surgical rehabilitation.
MSK Education Workshops
Physiotherapy Matters offer bespoke training to meet the demands of patients presenting with Musculoskeletal disorders in Primary Care. These sessions are pitched at a level to enable first contact clinicians (GPs and Nurse Practitioners) to safely assess and manage patients in short appointment times.
The sessions are flexible in duration and time of training, delivered within practices for convenance and ease of access. Physiotherapy Matters also deliver MSK injection update courses for those practitioners offering this service to keep up to date with latest guidelines and appropriateness of offering joint and soft tissue Corticosteroid Injections in Primary Care.
We are able to offer First Contact Physiotherapists services to GPs, who are able to effectively deal with most MSK health issues without the need to see the GP.
Physiotherapy Matters can offer you bespoke training to meet the demands of patients presenting Musculoskeletal disorders in Primary Care. These sessions will be pitched at a level to enable first contact clinicians to assess and manage patients in short appointment times.
Physiotherapy Matters have a long history of providing Musculoskeletal NHS Community Services within the North East. Our face to face services include evidence based treatments and our practice is audited against current guidelines relating to musculoskeletal disorders.
Physiotherapy Matters have been providing pre and post Orthopaedic surgical physiotherapy to independent healthcare providers since 2016. The services are delivered on site at the healthcare providers location on a regular or ad hoc basis as well as ad hoc referrals are made where we offer services at one of our northeast clinics.
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