Joint and Muscle Pains

Community Physiotherapy Self-Referral

Physiotherapy self-referral is a system which allows you to refer yourself directly to a physiotherapist without having to see a doctor first.

Complete the referral form.

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.

Website: www.arthritisresearchuk.org

Exercises for Piriformis Syndrome

Please see this video for a demonstration of exercises for Piriformis Syndrome if directed here by your doctor.

Website: www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/sciatica-piriformis-syndrome

Pain Toolkit

A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This Pain Toolkit website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.

Website: www.nhs.manchester.paintoolkit.org

Zion & Kath Locke Centres

Community centres with activities, courses and classes including anxiety, depression and also self-harm weekly drop-in groups, hypnotherapy, massage, yoga, energy healing, Qigong and Reiki.

Zion Centre

Kath Locke Centre

Timetable of activities

Exercise Sheets - Dr Hasan Tahir

View exercise sheets including ankle, back, elbow, feet, hip and knee exercises.

Exercise Sheets – Dr Hasan Tahir

GMMH Living with Fatigue and Pain Service

Do you have a long term physical health condition where persistent fatigue and/or pain are the main problems? After an initial assessment this NHS service can offer up to 5 individual clinic sessions and a mindfulness course specifically orientated towards living with pain and illness. You can ask your GP or other health worker more about this, or just self-refer by calling directly.

Telephone: 0161 271 0801

University of Salford Podiatry Clinic

Your GP or practice nurse can refer you to the NHS podiatry service but there is a currently a long waiting list of several months. The School of Podiatry at the University of Salford offer a faster service. The assessment and management clinic can be attended by anyone (adults and children) in need of essential foot care – you may have painful pressure lesions or just be unable to care for your feet. At the clinic you will be given a full assessment and treated accordingly for £10-15.

Telephone: 0161 295 2205

Website: www.salford.ac.ukore