If you are pregnant or under 17 years of age, please contact your GP as we can accept your referral at this time.

If you have LOWER BACK PAIN or SCIATICA, you can now refer yourself to the Guy’s & St Thomas’ Physiotherapy service.

What is self-referral?

Self-referral offers you access to a musculoskeletal physiotherapist without the need to see your GP first. Self-referral may reduce your wait to access an expert opinion, advice and treatment of your back pain and puts you in control of your care.

 What to expect when you self-refer to Physiotherapy at Guy’s & St Thomas’:

 Your referral will be reviewed within TWO WORKING DAYS

    • You can expect to be offered an appointment within TWO WEEKS

    • You will be contacted and because of the coronavirus outbreak you will receive a telephone advice service only.


 What is Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy?

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy is a specialist area of physiotherapy treating injuries and conditions which affect muscles, joints and soft tissues. Conditions which can be treated by musculoskeletal physiotherapy include arthritis, back and neck pain, knee and lower limb complaints, shoulder and upper limb complaints, such as muscle strains and ligaments sprains.

What to expect when you see a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist?

A physiotherapist will make a detailed specialist assessment of your problems including you in your individualised care. Treatment may involve movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice to maximise recovery, function and quality of life through focussing on physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing.

To self-refer to physiotherapy at Guy’s & St Thomas’, please click the button below.


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