Mediscan provides MSK Physiotherapy Services in selected GP surgeries and leisure clubs ensuring a patient focused service in a healthy environment closer to home.

Inclusion Criteria

Spinal (neck and back): whiplash associated disorders, stiffness and restricted movement, headaches, symptoms referring into arms and legs (numbness, paraesthesia, pain.), mechanical low back pain, discogenic problems, degenerative pain, postural related neck and back pain, rib pain.

Shoulder: frozen shoulder, impingements, instability, muscle imbalance, AC joint pain

Knee: patello-femoral pain, patella tendinopathy, meniscal tears, cruciate and collateral ligament strains, osteoarthritis, ITB

Hip and groin: sacro-iliac disorders, muscle tears, osteoarthritis, soft tissue in-ammation around joint

Ankle:

  • Achilles pain, other tendon pain, joint stiffness
  • Muscle tears and strains
  • Joint, tendon and ligament sprains (all joints)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral nerve pain
  • Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain
  • Post trauma and fracture rehabilitation

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who require specialist physiotherapy within the following areas as deemed appropriate: Rheumatology , Women’s Health, Post amputation (if specialist equipment is not available), Respiratory Conditions, Neurological Conditions.

Complex / speciality MSK Conditions, which are defined as:
Extensive, complicated surgery / revision surgery / post op complications
Complex fractures / complex soft tissue injuries / multiple traumas
Children with developmental or neurological conditions. If the patient has been seen by the MSK AQP Physiotherapy service (any site, any provider) for the same condition within 6 months following discharge, unless the referrer can demonstrate that there is a significant change in the condition. Patients must be adhering to previous self-management advice.

Patients who:

  • Are referred for an injection
  • Require joint injections as part of the palliative care
  • Are assessed with red flag symptom (cauda equina, systemically unwell
  • Significant unexplained weight loss, suggestions of serious infection or malignancy)
  • Have non-mechanical pain (constant, progressive, not related to posture/activity)