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First Contact Physiotherapy

As of the 1st February 2024 the doctors have requested any patient needing to be seen for the listed problems, will need to have an appointment booked with the First Contact Physiotherapist, who are experts in this type of problem.


  • All Soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis (any joint)
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, for example tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
  • Spinal related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, for example pins and needles or numbness

What is a First Contact Physiotherapist?

The role of a first contact physiotherapist (FCP) in primary care is to assess patients with soft tissue, muscle and joint pain and to decide on the most appropriate management pathway.

FCP’s are physiotherapists with expertise in the assessment and management of Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

The First Contact Physiotherapist Will

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give you expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary