Who are we?
The Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy team provides services at Aintree University Hospital Therapies department and at satellite clinics in Burlington House, St. Chads Centre, Mere Lane Health Centre, the Yew Tree Centre, Maghull Health Centre and Ropewalks.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, until further notice: all assessments will take place over the phone. Treatment consultations will take place over the phone and via video consultation. We apologise for the inconvenience, but this measure is essential to minimise social contact and ensure the safety of our patients and our staff.
What do we offer?
Some of the main approaches used by our physiotherapists include:
- Education and advice: Our physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily life, such as pain and condition management, lifestyle changes and exercise advice. We can refer or direct you to local community resources also to support your health and wellbeing.
- Movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice: Exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body – this will support your return to activity.
- Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the affected area.
There are other services that we may also offer, such as Hydrotherapy or acupuncture, depending on the needs of the patient.
The Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment Service (MCAS)
The Musculoskeletal Assessment Service (MCAS) is a musculoskeletal triage service. You may be referred to this service by your GP for assessment if you have a musculoskeletal problem. From here, your clinician will gather further information about your issue and advise on what investigations, treatments or services that may be required. Should you have any questions about your MCAS appointment please see the Contact Us section.