Community musculoskeletal service
Our team treats both acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain, sports injuries, post-surgery rehabilitation and conditions related to work or posture.
All physiotherapists are members of the Health Professions Council. They use up to date evidence-based therapy to ensure you get the highest standards of quality care.
We can offer help and treatment for the following complaints:
- Neck pain and headache
- Shoulder problems
- Muscle tension
- Tennis and golfers elbow
- Back pain and Sciatica
- Arm, wrist and hand problems
- Repetitive strain injury
- Thigh and groin pain
- Leg and knee problems
- Sports injuries
- Ankle and foot problems
What is physiotherapy?
The aim of physiotherapy is to restore your normal function. This includes ensuring full range of movement and strength, reducing pain, assisting in the self-management of chronic conditions and preventing recurrence.
What do we treat?
- acute and chronic back and neck pain
- joint pain and stiffness
- tennis elbow
- ligament and tendon injuries
- post joint surgery
- acute joint and muscle injuries
- plantar fasciitis
- rheumatoid arthritis
- frozen shoulder
- overuse injuries
What will happen?
At your first appointment, the physiotherapist will carry out a detailed assessment. This will include questions about your condition, its history and how it affects you. You will also be asked about any other medical problems and any medication you are taking.
Your physiotherapist will then complete a physical examination of the ‘problem area’ (this may require you to undress), so they can clearly see any swelling, loss of movement, muscle spasm etc. In some cases, the physiotherapist may need to feel the area in order to identify any stiffness, swelling or signs of inflammation. This may not always take place on your first appointment.
The physiotherapist will discuss their findings with you and will encourage you to be involved in decisions regarding your treatment options. You will always be given some advice and/or exercises for you to continue at home to help with your condition. To ensure you get the most out of your physiotherapy it is important that you complete the exercises given and follow any advice.
If necessary your physiotherapist may refer you on to continue your treatment at either our gym sessions or in the hydrotherapy pool.
How can I get referred to the service?
There are a variety of ways you can be referred to our service:
- Your GP can refer you to our service. Your GP will have access to our appointments through the e-referral service.
- GP practices should use the latest referral form.
- Unfortunately, you can no longer refer yourself directly to our service.
Attending your first appointment
- Please bring a list of your current medication
- Please bring a pair of shorts or vest to your appointment as appropriate
- Please inform us as soon as possible if you prefer either a male or female physiotherapist
- If you require an interpreter we will need a weeks notice to arrange this
- You may wish to bring a chaperone for your initial assessment
If possible please avoid bringing small children to your appointments. Treatment areas may not be suitable for children.
If you cannot attend your appointment
If you are unable to attend your appointment please contact us as soon as possible on 01226 644858 and we will offer you a new appointment.
If you do not attend your first appointment without letting us know then you will be discharged and we will need a new referral before we can see you again.
If you cancel or do not attend a follow-up appointment it is your responsibility to contact us within two weeks of the missed appointment to arrange a new one, after which time you will be discharged.
Letting us know if you are going to miss an appointment as soon as possible makes the best use of NHS resources and gives us the opportunity to offer your appointment to another person, so we appreciate your co-operation.
For all enquiries and appointments please contact 01226 644858.
Our clinics take place at a variety of locations which are shown below, along with postcodes:
- Cudworth Clinic – S72 8SU
- The Darton Centre – S75 5NB
- Hoyland Leisure Centre – S74 9EH
- Penistone Clinic – S36 6DY
- Priory Day Centre – S71 5PN
- Thurnscoe Clinic – S63 0LT