First Contact Physio

The First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) service has been running at Green Valley Health for 3 years. Emma and Pete are experienced Physiotherapists who work at Leap Valley Surgery and Emersons Green Medical Centre respectively, providing assessment of patients with musculoskeletal problems – problems related to muscles, joints, the spine, and nerves. They will talk to you about the history of your condition and perform an examination, providing advice about the next steps and what options are available for treatment. If required, they can request imaging investigations, provide exercises, perform corticosteroid injections, refer to other services and liaise with GPs about other conditions or tests which may be required. This service is for over 18’s – to book an appointment please use our eConsult service or contact the surgery. Appointments can be booked directly with the First Contact Physiotherapists, without the need to speak to a GP –reducing the pressure on GP appointments.

Feedback has shown that 92% of patients were Very Satisfied with the FCP service, with everyone reporting they felt listened to, had confidence in the knowledge and skills of the FCP, felt involved in their care and would recommend the service to family and friends.

Dr Evan’s, GP Partner at Green Valley Health, encourages patients to use the service: ‘Musculoskeletal medicine is a speciality in itself and I would encourage patients with musculoskeletal problems to book an appointment to be assessed by our First Contact Physiotherapy specialists and benefit from their expertise – this can be done without a referral from a GP’.