If you have a musculoskeletal problem, you maybe offered an appointment with the MSK FCP, or Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioner.
Our FCP’s come from physiotherapy backgrounds with extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal problems. They are not here to provide a rehabilitation service but can arrange this if required.
Our FCP’s can give an in depth assessment of your problem. If necessary, they can arrange investigations such as bloods, ultrasound, x-ray and MRI to help aid diagnosis.
If appropriate, steroid injections can be given by a designed staff within the practice and they can also arrange onward referral to orthopaedics or to the rehabilitation physiotherapy team if needed.
So, if you have a musculoskeletal problem, don’t be surprised if you are offered an appointment with the FCP!