FIRST CONTACT PHYSIOTHERAPY PRACTITIONER
First Contact Physiotherapists (FCP) will provide expert assessment, diagnosis and management of soft tissue, muscle and joint conditions. A patient can book an appointment to see an FCP without having to see their GP first.
You can book an appointment with an FCP by contacting reception. Please note, this service is for those aged 18 and over
Following an assessment the FCP will provide self-management and exercise advice, refer on or request further investigations if needed and offer joint injections in line with evidenced based practice.
The service aims to:
- Provide a specialist expert assessment and guidance on self-management.
- Achieve early intervention of care to promote health and return to work.
- Manage an individual’s journey to other services.
- Provide improved healthcare choice and satisfaction for residents of Stockport
We now have a physio on site on a Wednesday and Friday Morning, these physios can then help patients with exercises, advice and guidance. Very often this early intervention and support will stop patients having to go onto the physio service waiting list. We do stress this is in addition to GP and physio services not instead off, so if a patient needs to see a clinician or physio they will continue to do so.