MSK Self-referral

Southern Health Musculoskeletal (MSK) Service

About the service

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy teams work with patients who have problems with their muscles, joints and musculoskeletal pains. This includes injuries or conditions affecting your:  

  •  Bones
  •  Muscles
  • Cartilage
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Joints
  • Nerves

Southern Health offer a number of treatments for people referred to them by GPs or Orthopaedic Choice. 

What do Southern Health MSK Service offer

They provide a service for people with a variety of health problems or conditions. These can typically include: 

  • A recent injury, such as whiplash, knee strain or sprained ankle
  • Surgery, such as knee replacement, ligament reconstruction or shoulder surgery
  • Soft tissue problems, such as after a fall.

Accessing the service

Currently Southern Health accept referrals directly from GPs and Consultants. They also receive internal transfers from other services within Southern Health and Solent NHS Trust service. 

All referrals are clinically triaged by an experienced clinician. If you are referred by your GP practice, you need to call the relevant booking office five days after your referral is made to book your appointment. 

If you are referred into the service via another means, you will receive a letter with details of how you arrange your appointment.

Self referral

You can refer yourself to our service using the online referral form.