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Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioners

The Extended Scope Physiotherapy Practitioners (ESP) are specialist clinicians who have undertaken additional Orthopaedic training. They work in a similar role to the Consultants within the Orthopaedic Outpatient clinics at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. During your clinic appointment, the ESP will carry out an assessment of your problem and if necessary, organise further investigations (e.g. X-Ray, MRI). Please wear suitable clothing to allow assessment of the relevant joint. Some investigations such as MRI scans cannot be carried out in clinic and a further appointment for this will be organised. Results of the assessment and/or any investigations will be reviewed by the ESP who will discuss the available treatment options with each individual patient. If further intervention by surgery is indicated, this will be discussed during the clinic appointment. If other management options are more appropriate e.g. onward referral to other services, this can also be organised.



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