Musculoskeletal (MSK) Services

Community MSK Pathway: COVID-19 update

In line with National Guidance, we are re-opening  Musculoskeletal Services for routine referrals from Wednesday 3rd June 2020.

This means your GP can now refer you to us.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is our priority and therefore appointments will be virtual where possible.

We are working towards reintroducing face-to-face appointments in line with robust infection, prevention and control procedures and social distancing rules which may mean waiting lists are longer than usual.

If you are a current service user or you are on our waiting list you do not require a new referral from your GP. The MSK service team will be in touch with people on their current caseload first and then contact those on the waiting lists. Therefore please do wait to be contacted by the MSK service to initiate an appropriate appointment. In the meantime this page may provide some useful information for you.

If you have any appointment queries please use the following contact numbers for the musculoskeletal administrative services within your area.

Location Enquiry Line (for existing service users only)
Bristol ‚Äč0117 330 2645 (MATS)

0117 330 2659 (Physio)

North Somerset 01275 546777
South Gloucestershire 0117 340 8440

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that directly involves you in your care.

Our MSK Physiotherapy services provide advice and treatment for conditions that affect joints, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. We help people who have difficulty with their day-to-day living due to pain or problems with movement. We also treat people who have suffered an injury, or have had an orthopaedic operation.

Male leaning onto his knee in a cycle track which indicated he has some type of muscle injury.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy

North Somerset

Male leaning onto his knee in a cycle track which indicated he has some type of muscle injury.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Service

South Gloucestershire

A male leaning onto his knee with his hands, runners in the background indicate he is a runner who has stopped due to injury.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Outpatient Physiotherapy

Bristol

Musculoskeletal Interface (MSKI) Services, including MATS, CATS and SATS

MSKI is a triage service which offers assessment and treatment for people with musculoskeletal (MSK) and/or spinal conditions in Bristol (MATS), North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (CATS&SATS).

It is aimed at people who have persistent pain and have not responded to normal GP care such as advice and pain relief, or other treatment such as physiotherapy or podiatry.

It is run by expert clinicians, including extended scope physiotherapists and podiatrists, and GPs with a special interest. We aim to determine the best course of care using our clinical expertise, evidence and shared decision making.

Male leaning onto his knee in a cycle track which indicated he has some type of muscle injury.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Interface Service

North Somerset

A male leaning onto his knee with his hands, runners in the background indicate he is a runner who has stopped due to injury.

Clinical and Spinal Assessment and Treatment (CATS and SATS)

South Gloucestershire

A male leaning onto his knee with his hands, runners in the background indicate he is a runner who has stopped due to injury.

Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS) and Spinal Service

Bristol

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