First Contact Physiotherapy

Low back and neck pain are the greatest cause of years lost to disability in the UK, and musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions account for about 30% of all GP appointments.

First Contact Practitioners (FCP’s) are physiotherapists with enhanced skills, specifically trained to treat such conditions.

FCP’s can help patients with issues such as back, neck and joint pain as well as muscle pain and sports injuries by:

  • Assessing and diagnosing issues
  • Giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions
  • Referring them onto specialist services if necessary

We offer a first contact physiotherapist service on a limited number of days during the week. Appointments can be booked directly online or through reception and are ideally booked before any Dr appointment for a musculoskeletal problem.

Please see the links below for further information.

What is first contact physiotherapy? | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (

First Contact Physiotherapy | RushcliffeHealth