The Southern Health musculoskeletal (MSK) service provides high quality MSK care to the patients living across Hampshire. We offer a patient centred approach to managing MSK problems such as neck, back, shoulder and knee conditions. Our physiotherapists provide a comprehensive assessment and a range of treatments and management plans to support patients to achieve their goals.
About the service
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy teams work with patients who have problems with their muscles, joints and musculoskeletal pains. This includes injuries or conditions affecting your:
We offer a number of treatments for people referred to us by GPs or Orthopeadic Choice.
What we do
We provide a service for people with a variety of health problems or conditions. These can typically include:
- A recent injury, such as whiplash, knee strain or sprained ankle
- Surgery, such as knee replacement, ligament reconstruction or shoulder surgery
- Soft tissue problems, such as after a fall.
Accessing the service
Currently we accept referrals directly from GPs and Consultants. We also receive internal transfers from other services within Southern Health and Solent NHS Trust service.
All referrals are clinically triaged by an experienced clinician. If you are referred by your GP practice you need to call the relevant booking office five days after your referral is made to book your appointment.
If you are referred into the service via another means , you will receive a letter with details of how you arrange your appointment.
You can refer yourself to our service using the online referral form.
Central Booking Office
- Tel: 0300 373 0212
- Email: email@example.com
Andover Booking Office
- Tel: 01264 835233
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Out of hours
If you need help outside of your appointment, please contact your GP or call 111.
What should you expect at your first appointment?
You will receive an initial appointment either via phone/video or in a face to face to capacity, this will be with a qualified physiotherapist. You can expect to receive clinical information about your condition, a prognosis and some advice and education around how to manage and improve your symptoms.
You may go on to have subsequent sessions within the service from here. This may be with the physiotherapist, we also have access to experienced exercise rehabilitation instructors who run exercise classes and also work 1:1 with patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals.
We also continue to improve links within the local community to help signpost you to activities and groups that may help to support you in your recovery in the longer term.