Adult Physiotherapy

“Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximise their ability to move and function. Functional movement is a key part of what it means to be healthy.

This means that physiotherapy plays a key role in enabling people to improve their health, wellbeing and quality of life” (Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (MSK) is the assessment and treatment of patients with problems relating to the muscular system, joints and various other structures of the body. These structures might be affected by injury, pain, surgery, posture and dysfunction. Our aim is to restore movement and function to the patient as efficiently as possible.

Your Physiotherapist will carry out a thorough examination; usually discussing in detail your current presentation and how it affects your daily life. This is followed by a physical assessment and discussion of the assessment findings. Finally, your Physiotherapist will select the most appropriate evidence-based treatment option, and assist you in setting your rehabilitation goals.

Training and Qualifications

Physiotherapists complete a three or four-year degree course on an approved training programme. On completion of an approved programme they are eligible for membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). This is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK’s 47,000 Chartered Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Students and Assistants.

All physiotherapists working in the NHS must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) adhering to codes of professional conduct and behaviour and fulfilling standards of professional practice.

getUbetter app

Whilst you are waiting for your appointment, you may find it beneficial to access getUbetter.  This app can help with your condition which is linked to our local Musculoskeletal Pathways.

To access, please scan the QR Code and it will take you direct to a registration page or visit:

Contact information

North Cotswolds Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 8815

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 8am – 4:30pm

George Moore Community Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 6953

Opening hours
Fridays 8am – 4pm

Tewkesbury Community Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 6133

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8am – 4:30pm

Winchcombe Medical Centre
Telephone 0300 421 6133

Opening hours
Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri (please contact the team for exact times)

Lydney Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 8711

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9.00am-12.00pm

Dilke Memorial Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 8711

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9.00am-3.00pm

Stroud Therapy Department, Level 4, 1 King Street, Stroud
Telephone 0300 421 8895

Opening hours
8.00am – 4.30pm

Vale Community Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 8481

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 7.30am – 4.30pm

Tetbury Hospital
Telephone 01666 501 766

Opening hours
Tuesday & Friday 8.00am-4.30pm
Thursday 8.30am-4.00pm

Cirencester Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 6270

Opening hours
Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

Fairford Hospital
Telephone 0300 421 6470

Opening hours
Tuesday & Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm

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