First Contact Physiotherapist Service

A new First Contact Physiotherapist service is now available at Mickleover Surgery.

A First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) is an experienced, fully qualified and senior Physiotherapist, who specialises in musculoskeletal problems

The role of an First Contact Physiotherapist is to work as part of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team at Mickleover Surgery and be available to assess, diagnose and recommend appropriate treatment or referral for musculoskeletal (MSK) problems, without a patient being required to see a GP in the first instance.

Our First Contact Physiotherapist will therefore speed up a patient’s access to care and ultimately progress the management of MSK conditions by being able to refer patients to an appropriate treatment pathway, such as further investigations or a course of physiotherapy, whilst also offering self-management advice and rehabilitation exercise programmes.