Bexley MSK Service Bexley

Problems that we treat include:

  • Conditions such as arthritis, disc problems, headaches, trapped nerves, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, bursitis, capsulitis, spondylosis and spondylitis
  • Sports injuries, whiplash, sprains, tennis/golfer’s elbow, joint dislocation, and ligament, cartilage and wear and tear problems

We also provide rehabilitation treatment after joint replacement or other orthopaedic surgery.

Many of our treatments involve manual therapies such as manipulation and soft tissue techniques. Other treatments include:

  • Posture advice
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Hand therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Individual exercise sessions
  • Prescribed exercises
  • Reconditioning exercise classes
  • Exercise classes with advice sessions

How do I access the service?
If you are experiencing joint or muscular pains, please visit your GP. If they feel that you would benefit from a specialist assessment, they will complete a referral on your behalf.

Locations

Categories

  • Community health services (adults)

Fax number:

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Clinic times:

Queen Mary's Hospital
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Erith & District Hospital
Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm (Weds 9.30am to 7pm)

Lakeside Health Centre
Fridays only

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4 Comments

I have just been referred after being diagnosed with Osteoarthritis.
My question is it was seen on and X-ray of my pelvis but I’m confident I have it in other areas (neck, knees, shoulder). Will I be referred by yourselves for more xrays or mri’s to find out the extent?

Kind regards
Phil

Dear Phil

Thank you for taking the time to enquire about your symptoms and condition.

Without us knowing more about your clinical history and symptoms which we will be able to obtain when we see you in our MSK service, we would not be able say at this point with certainty what will or will not be conducted in the form of investigations.

Please be assured that the clinician you see will conduct a thorough history of your symptoms and undertake clinical examination and explain what, if any investigations will be required along with jointly agreeing a plan of treatment with you going forwards.

I do hope this answers your question sufficiently. Please do not hesitate to contact the service on the number below if you have any further questions and ask for Paul Smith or Heather Ritchie, joint-leads for Bexley MSK Service.

Telephone enquiry number: 020 8302 6330

Kind regards

Paul Smith

Hi do I need to go back to my gp to be re referred? I was being seen last year, but due to work issues I couldn’t attend the appointments, so I haven’t been back. I am in terrible pain in my right shoulder.

I have recently had a hip replacement under the NHS but am struggling with some of the exercises due to pain is there any way I can be treated by hydro pool which will assist with my recovery as my surgeon has advised swimming would help

Dear Jeanette

We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing pain when exercising following your hip replacement.

We would suggest that you contact your GP or Consultant (if you are still under their care) to explain the issues you are experiencing. If appropriate they can refer you to our MSK service for an assessment and ongoing support.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide hydro therapy pool sessions through the Bexley MSK service.

Kind regards

Lisa Cooper
Associate Director

this looks good is it still in action? do you have a hydrotherapy pool?

Dear Sarah

Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. The Bexley MSK Service uses the hydrotherapy pool at Goldie Leigh for one session a week, patients who would benefit from hydrotherapy can be referred for this treatment once they have been assessed by a physiotherapist.

Kind regards

Helen Jones

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