NHS physiotherapy services are provided by Connect Health. Connect is an organisation that offers diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions for patients in the community. Connect provides these services for the NHS in many areas around the country. Connect has a wide range of specialists including physiotherapists, hand therapists, pain specialists, podiatrists, GPs and consultants. Connect can treat any condition (apart from problems that need emergency care e.g fractures) that are related to the muscles, joints, tendons and bones such as arthritis, tendonitis, back pain and neck pain etc. They also specialise in chronic pain, chronic fatigue, ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and fibromyalgia.
For patients over 65 they offer a postural stability programme for people at risk of falls. Some patients currently under hospital outpatient care (for example rheumatology) may be transferred to Connect by their consultant if it is felt appropriate.
Once referred by your GP if you have any queries or questions regarding your referral or care, please contact them directly on 01442 913 356. Their phone lines are open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5pm.