First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are usually based in GP surgeries with an expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. They do not require a referral from a GP to see a patient.

 The First Contact Physiotherapist will:

  • Assess you and diagnose whats happening 
  • Give expert advice on how to best manage your condition 
  • Refer you on to specialist services, further Physiotherapy or imaging if necessary 
  • Recommend exercises and other approaches to deal with the issue

The clinics usually run on Monday (9:00am – 5:00pm) and Friday (9:00pm – 5:00pm).


How do I get an appointment?

  • phone the surgery and ask the receptionist to book an appointment.  The receptionist will ask you some questions to check if this is the right service for you.