Musculoskeletal physiotherapy service in Ealing

  • Our musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service in Ealing assesses and treats you if you have with problems with your muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, discs or nerves.

  • Telephone number: 0208 232 3393
  • Service hours: 8am to 5pm - Monday to Friday (later appointments are available at some sites)
  • Location: Ealing
  • Division: Integrated clinical services

About the service

Our musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service assesses and treats you if you have with problems with your muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, discs or nerves.

Our highly skilled team make sure that you get the most appropriate care near your home.

We aim to improve your strength, mobility and independence, giving you the power to understand and better manage your condition. As well as treating a specific injury or illness, we will also assess and identify ways to help improve your general wellbeing and quality of life.

Information about your care

We provide:

  • specialist MSK assessments
  • onward referrals to secondary care services, if you need
  • radiological and pathological investigations
  • peripheral joint injections, caudal epidurals and acupuncture
  • physiotherapy, exercise therapy and manual therapy
  • exercise classes, including spinal rehabilitation, lower limb, shoulder and back to fitness classes

Where we provide your care

We provide care at:

Useful resources

General advice

Exercise leaflets

Other resources

Self-help and community schemes

  • Neighbourly Care: offering classes aimed at older, less mobile patients, including health walks, yoga, chair exercises, Indian folk dance, keep fit and art and drawing.
  • Neighbourly Care falls, strength and balance programme. Lasts10 weeks.
  • Open Air Green Hub Group (Horsenden Farm): grow your own veg or just enjoy the fresh air.  Contact Ali or Julie on 0208 571 1929.

Referrals

To refer a patient, please email us your referral.

Read our referral advice and MSK pathways for health professionals [pdf] 893KB

We also offer GP-guided self-referral. These are some of our frequently asked questions asked by GPs.

Can a patient self-refer for an urgent appointment?  

No. Patients can only self-refer for routine appointments after consultation and agreement with you, their GP. If your patient meets our criteria for urgent referral, please refer them as usual.

What is the read code to be added into the notes of the GP consultation? 

Please use the code XaXBF in your patient record.

We are not a SystmOne practice – can our patients self-refer? 

Currently, if you don't use SystmOne, your patients won't be able to self-refer. This is because at the moment, our self-referral process needs us to access your patient's electronic record, so that we can see the consultation date and confirm that the read code has been entered.

However, our providers are working on a solution which would allow us to view EMIS through SystmOne, which we hope will overcome this problem in the future.

What if my patient does not consent to share their electronic record with you? 

The patient cannot self-refer, so you must refer them yourself as usual.

Will self-referral patients be seen more quickly than when a referral is sent via email?  

No. All our routine physiotherapy patients are seen in waiting list order.

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