SELF REFERRAL TO PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS
DO YOU NEED PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT?
If you are having any of the following problems:
- Back or Neck Pain
- Recent Strain and Sprain
- Joint or Muscle Pain
You can refer yourself directly to Physiotherapy without seeing your GP
HOW TO ARRANGE A PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENT:
- CLICK HERE to download the self-referral form and complete fully – (Please note you can only self refer for one complaint).
- The attached referral must then be returned to the Physiotherapy Booking Centre at Warwick Hospital via post, fax, email or hand delivery – see contact details below.
- Approximately 5 working days after the Physiotherapy Booking Centre has received your referral form please telephone 01926 608068 to book your appointment - (Please note: the booking centre co-ordinates appointments for all South Warwickshire’s NHS Physiotherapy Clinics.)
NOTE: THE HOSPITAL ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT REFERRALS OVER THE PHONE AND WILL BOOK YOU AN APPOINTMENT UNTIL THEY HAVE RECEIVED YOUR REFERRAL FORM
The referral form must be either emailed, faxed, posted or hand delivered to:
Physiotherapy Booking Centre, Warwick Hospital, Lakin Road,
Warwick, CV34 5BW
Fax: 01926 482641
What can I do to help myself in the meantime?
Research has shown that resting for more than a day or two does not help and may prolong pain and disability. However you may need to modify your activities initially.
Changing your position or activity frequently throughout the day will help prevent and reduce stiffness.
Over the counter painkillers can be helpful. A pharmacist will be able to advise you on the appropriate tablets.