Musculoskeletal help and advice

Before referring yourself, please remember that a lot of aches and pains can be improved by following simple advice. Read more about how you can help yourself.

If you attend long meetings or sit at your desk for long periods, take a look at our 5 in 5 leaflet and do the 5 stretches in 5 minutes every day or at every meeting. Why not get everyone involved!

If you work for either ²gether NHS Foundation Trust or Gloucestershire Care Services, please see below for details of how to access your staff Rapid Access to Physiotherapy Services. For all other NHS staff and members of the public please scroll down for details of how to refer to NHS Physiotherapy Services.

²gether employees

Use this flow chart  if you work for ²gether NHS Foundation Trust and need help to identify whether or not to self refer to the Rapid Access to Physiotherapy Service. ²gether employees who think their problem may be workstation related can also click here to determine if a self-referral to the Occupational Health Service is needed.

Gloucestershire Care Services employees

Emily Beckett has commenced work as the Trust’s new Staff MSK Fast Track Physiotherapist. This is an exciting new addition to the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy service that is exclusively for GCS employees. This gives GCS colleagues the opportunity to be fast tracked in to Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, for conditions which are limiting colleagues’ ability to work or for which they are currently off work, without the routine waiting times.  To make this service easily accessible, Emily will be working from a number of locations across the trust and providing the option of telephone consultations.

Referrals into the service will either be by management referral or by self-referral. At present a self-referral form can be completed here.

Cheltenham and Gloucester

If you think you would benefit from physiotherapy and you live in either Cheltenham or Gloucester, use this link to self refer to Physio Call Back, a service provided by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


If you live in the surrounding areas of Gloucestershire, this link will give you the local number to ring so that you can refer yourself to services provided by Gloucestershire Care Services.


If you live in Herefordshire, this link will give you information about the services provided by Wye Valley NHS Trust.