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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

MSK Physiotherapy

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Musculoskeletal out-patient physiotherapy service. The Musculoskeletal physiotherapy service (or MSK for short) is based in health centres and out-patient departments across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. To find your nearest MSK physiotherapy department view our Interactive Map.


MSK Physiotherapy Service update (26/05/20)

We understand the COVID-19 pandemic may have made people anxious about accessing healthcare services in the same manner they would previously have done.

Due to the ongoing restrictions to out-patient services, as advised by Scottish Government, we are currently not able to offer our normal face to face appointments.  Many of our MSK Physiotherapy staff have been redeployed to supporting the wards with the COVID effort.

Our MSK Physiotherapy service is operating with our remaining staff.

When it comes to the time to have your appointment, a Physiotherapist will talk to you over the phone to assess your symptoms and what treatment we can advise. If required and where available, a video consultation may be offered.

 We will provide further updates on our service as and when we know more.

In the meantime, please visit our Helping You To Help Yourself section for advice on self management and exercises that may help you while you wait.


What does a MSK physiotherapist do?

An MSK physiotherapist will asses and treat patients who have any injury, disease or problem that relates to muscles, bones, joints and peripheral nerves. They may also provide advice to help you manage your condition or refer you to other services.

How can I access an MSK physiotherapist?

There are several ways you can access MSK physiotherapy. You can ask your G.P. (alt Doctor) to refer you, you may be referred through another NHS service or you can refer yourself directly. We need some information to help us provide the right service for you, so in order to refer yourself to MSK physiotherapy please complete our Self Referral Form and take or post it to your Local Physiotherapy Department. Paper copies are also available from your local physiotherapy department or GP surgery.

The What Happens Next leaflet explains what will happen once we receive your referral.


Our Patient Information Leaflet will give you more information regarding our service and useful things to know before you attend an appointment with us.