Musculoskeletal Problems

Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner

Every GP practice in Midlothian has an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner who works within the practice who you can speak to if you have a muscle, bone or joint problem. They are all highly experienced and can assess and diagnose any musculoskeletal conditions, provide you with an explanation of your condition, appropriate exercises and discuss management options. This may include referral to your local Physiotherapy department for ongoing physiotherapy, pain management advice, X-ray or referral for a specialist opinion.

Phone our practice and ask for an appointment with the Physiotherapist.

They can help with:
Muscle, bone or joint pain
Back pain / Sciatica
Neck pain / Whiplash
Joint pain & stiffness including knee/ shoulder, wrist and hand pain and osteoarthritis
Muscle or tendon pain e.g. tennis elbow, achilles tendon pain
Sprains or strains e.g. knee / ankle sprain, calf strain
Weakness / de-conditioning after injury or surgery
Loss of confidence with movement and physical activity.

Musculoskeletal Helpline

You can telephone 0131 536 1060 or visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/nhs-services/helplines/musculoskeletal-msk-helpline .

Self management resources

Visit https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/muscle-bone-and-joints for advice on self help with musculoskeletal problems. 



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