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Helping You To Help Yourself

Welcome to the MSK Physiotherapy help and advice page where you will find lots of useful information to help you manage your condition.

On some occasions, a condition will not resolve and will be longstanding and it may be that a person has to learn ways to manage aspects of their condition.

For each person, there may be some more or less important aspects that need to be addressed. Some useful links are listed below.

If you have attended for Physiotherapy your Physiotherapist will be able to direct you to the most important information and advice for you as an individual.


What is pain?

Understanding Pain In 10 Minutes - Video

British Pain Society

How to manage persisting pain

Pain Management Education

The Pain Toolkit

Rethinking Persistent Pain - Video

10 things you should know about your back pain

10 Things You Should Know About Your Back Pain

Living with joint pain online courses

Living Life - Life Skills To Boost Your Mood Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Pain Education Sessions

Pain Education Sessions In Glasgow




Weight Management



Physical Activity:


Glasgow Life - Community Leisure Facilities

Healthier Scotland - Ways To Get Active

Health Scotland

Walking Route Planner

24 Hour Fitness - Video

Keeping Active - Health Benefits Of Exercise

Park Lives - Free Activity Finder




Exercises and Advice To Reduce The Risk of Falls




The Risks Of Drinking Too Much




Smoking Cessation




Living Life To The Full - Online Courses For Low Mood, Stress & Resilience

Breathing Space - Online Help & Confidential Phone Line


The Struggle To Switch - Video

The Choice Point - Video








Volunteer Glasgow



For more information, advice and top tips regarding muscle or joint problems, you can visit the NHS Inform Musculoskeletal Zone:

NHS Inform

You can also down load the 'NHS 24 MSK Help' app - available free for Apple iOS @  and Android @

Last Updated: 09 June 2021