Musculoskeletal Service - St Helens

​Who we are
Our team assess, diagnose and treat problems that affect the musculoskeletal system (MSK) which includes bones, muscles, ligaments, discs, tendons, nerves and joints. 

Our team includes physiotherapists, advanced musculoskeletal practitioners, podiatrists, therapy assistants and psychologists. We offer physiotherapy and podiatry services for patients with a musculoskeletal condition. 

Our ad
vanced practitioner triage service is able to offer assessment for more complex musculoskeletal conditions and, where appropriate, will request further investigations or will provide an onward referral to a hospital consultant.

Who is our service for?
Our service is available for adults and children over the age of 16 who are registered with a St Helens GP. 

Who do we work in partnership with?
We work closely with GPs, podiatry and community therapy teams and have close links with rheumatology, pain and orthopaedic consultants at St Helens and Knowsley Hospital NHS Trust and neurosurgeons at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust. 

How to access our service
You can be referred to us by your GP.  Unfortunately we're unable to accept self-referrals at this time. 

What will happen at your first appointment?
After we receive your referral you will offered an appointment either face to face or via our Physio Direct telephone service. We will ask you questions about your particular problem and take a general medical history including asking about any current medications.

Following this, a diagnosis will usually be provided along with options for treatment. We use a shared decision making approach to enable you to actively participate in choices made about your future management.

Where else do we provide the service?
We also deliver musculoskeletal services in Knowsley. 

Understanding MSK conditions and self-management advice
We have developed information about MSK conditions on our health and wellbeing pages to support you to understand some of the different MSK conditions and provide self-management advice and exercise tips. 

Related links
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - 
Health Care Professions Council -

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Contact us 
Musculoskeletal Service
Therapy Suite, Lower Ground Floor
St Helens Hospital
Marshalls Cross Road
St Helens
Tel: 0151 430 1060