COVID-19: Please do not attend our services

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance.

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Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapy out-patients service provides holistic assessment and treatment for a range of painful joint, muscle and nerve problems.

*Infection Control Notice:
To prevent the spread of infection, if you have an appointment but are feeling unwell or have any infectious conditions (rash, diarrhoea or vomiting) please do not visit the department, and call the appointments team to rearrange your appointment.


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This service is available for people who are registered with a GP in the Bath and North East Somerset. If you have a BA1 postcode your musculoskeletal physiotherapy is provided by the Royal United Hospital or via your GP.

Our outpatient Physiotherapy service provides advice, treatment and rehabilitation as appropriate for the following conditions:

  • Joint aches and pains including osteoarthritis
  • Spinal problems including back and neck pain
  • Sporting related injuries or conditions
  • Longer term pain-related conditions
  • Rehabilitation following fracture or surgery

When you attend the service, you will receive a thorough assessment and agree a treatment plan with the Physiotherapist to help you achieve your goals.

How do I access this service?

Ways to access this service in Bath and North East Somerset:

  • via GP and consultants
  • if you live in the BA1 postcode area you can self-refer to the Royal United Hospital
  • if you have a BA2 postcode and a BANES GP then you can self-refer to St Martin’s Hospital
  • via Physiotherapists who are based in the majority of GP practices within the area. You can book directly with them by phoning each individual surgery.

If you would like a chaperone during your appointment please contact our administration team on 0117 9461020 so that we can arrange this.

Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form

Physiotherapy Referral Form for Professionals

"Excellent care and advice on how to manage and help my condition. Answered all questions - giving me confidence to move forward. Exercises given to help improve and strengthen. All in all a positive caring and helpful consultation."