Musculo - Skeletal Clinic
Physical therapy services on your doorstep
Access NHS funded therapies easily.
- Easy-to-access service with reduced waiting times
- Get referred by your GP
As part of Wellspring's Complementary Health Clinic, we offer a GP referral service to a range of physical therapies funded by the NHS. We offer Osteopathy, Chiropractic and physiotherapy at Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, offering you a choice of services in local, easy-to-access facilities.
You must be registered with one of following GP surgeries to get a referral to the service.
- Wellspring Surgery
- Lawrence Hill Health Centre
- East tree Health Centre
- Charlotte Keel Medical Practice
- Montpellier Health Centre
- Broadmead Medical Centre
Anyone, who is registered with the specified GP practices and who has a Musculoskeletal condition or injury that has occurred in the last 12 months can go to their GP and ask to be referred.
Anyone, who is registered with the specified GP practices and who has a muscle, ligament or skeletal condition or injury that has occurred in the last 12 months can go to their GP and ask to be referred.
If the GP is happy to do so, a referral will be sent to Wellspring Musculoskeletal (MSK) Clinic. You will be notified by letter that your referral has been received and that you have been placed on the waiting list. You will then be contacted by Wellspring MSK Clinic within 5 weeks of your referral to offer you an appointment.
If you have not heard within this time frame we may not have your correct contact details, so please ring us on 0117 304 1414
Physical treatment for a wide range of injuries and conditions.
What is it?
Help to get you back on the right path to wellbeing for everyday life.
- Relieve pain and discomfort
- Encourage recovery and improve strength
- Increase mobility
Physiotherapy provides both a manual and a rehabilitative approach to muscle and skeletal problems. This includes restoring normal movement after an injury and correcting the development of a dysfunctional movement. Physiotherapy aims at reducing the pain by reducing how severe it is or aiding in the management of long-term conditions.
Physiotherapy treatment may involve therapeutic exercise to improve strength, range of motion and endurance and to correct postural and muscle imbalance, joint mobilisation, manipulation and soft tissue massage, as well as stretching and trigger point therapy to reduce stiffness and to relieve pain.
What the treatment will be like?
The Physiotherapist will take your full medical history and undertake a full physical examination, including muscle tests and neurological/neuromuscular tests. Your treatment plan will then be discussed and agreed.
Treatment includes mobilisation and manipulation, provision of therapeutic home exercises and acupuncture procedures where necessary.
You may need to remove some clothing depending where treatment is needed. After the treatment you may experience some soreness for 24-72 hours. Wear loose clothes that you are able to move about in.
A gentle, precise whole body approach to chiropractic care.
What is it?
Quick, gentle and accurate adjustments which ensure you experience minimum discomfort and maximum benefit.
- Achieve and maintain good health
- Reduce the use of prescription medication
- Take charge of your own health and medical problems
The McTimoney Chiropractic method is well known for treating the entire person and not just the area that pains you. The whole body approach care is quick, gentle and accurate adjustments ensuring you experience maximum comfort.
Through subtle adjustments chiropractic work can relieve pain and discomfort and increase mobility. The McTimoney Chiropractic technique is gentle and suitable for all.
The gentle nature of the McTimoney method makes it suitable for people of all ages. It’s proven to be effective in treating the following conditions:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain
- Pain, discomfort and stiffness in joints
- Migraine and some headaches
- Sport Injuries
- Arthritic pain
What the treatment will be like?
Your Chiropractor will take your full case history regarding general health as well as the details of the symptoms. Some simple tests may be done. The therapist will make appropriate adjustments to your joints when necessary. McTimoney Chiropractors use light, low force adjustments.
You will also be given advice on good posture, the best way to sit and to carry shopping, etc.
Usually the treatment can be done through light, loose clothing.
Detecting, treating and preventing health problems.
Helping your body maintain itself in order to promote restoration of normal function.
- Relieve pain such as headache and joint pain
- Aid sleep and general comfort
- Increase circulation and help reduce blood pressure
Osteopathy is well-established system of diagnosis and effective manual treatment.
Osteopaths use a highly developed sense of touch to assess the relationship between the structure and function of the body. This means if we have a good structural balance we are more likely to be healthy and free from pain. If we are out of balance through some sort of injury, illness, or stress we may feel pain of discomfort in our bodies.
What will the treatment be like?
The Osteopath will take your medical history and review your overall health. They will carry out a full examination so this may mean you will have to remove some outer clothing.
Osteopathy is known as a ‘hands-on’ therapy. It focuses on you as an individual, which means your treatment is tailored for your needs. A variety of manual techniques work to release restricted joints, ease tight muscles and consequently restore normal function for nerves and blood flow. The manipulation can range from extremely gentle to more dynamic.
Your muscles may feel sore after your appointment but the treatment is not painful. You may receive instructions for specific exercises, as well as postural and lifestyle advice.