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 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)
MCAS Clinics are a physiotherapy-led triage service ran at the Aintree University Hospital and Litherland Town Hall. If you have a musculoskeletal problem that requires assessment your GP may refer you to us.
Our service ensures that patients are assessed and managed in the most suitable setting for their clinical needs (home, primary care, acute hospital) with robust measures in place for review by appropriately skilled staff if the clinical need changes.
Patients are assessed in the clinic by our highly-skilled physiotherapists then referred to an appropriate clinician or discharged as appropriately. If you have any queries regarding your MCAS appointment, please see the contact details.