Our musculoskeletal physiotherapy team provides an evidence based approach to assessment and management which is tailored to each individual's needs.

Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function, movement and maximising potential. It uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being. We help our patients to understand their condition, prevent recurrences and learn how to actively manage it.

There are many things you can do to self-manage your condition or your own bone, joint or muscle pain.

For more information about CLCH's musculoskeletal service (MSK) and the integrated community musculoskeletal service (ICMSK), please see the following:

We have collated, below, some of the best online advice and information sheets .to support your health and wellbeing.  There are some general resources in addition to condition-specific information. 

General advice

Falls advice

Resources from the charity Versus Arthritis

Lower back pain

  • CLCH patient information card (with images) on back facts 
  • Versus Arthritis advice on back pain
  • Back pain myth busters from Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Information cards in different languages on Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) from Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP)

Foot and ankle pain

Hip pain

Knee pain

Shoulder pain

Neck pain

  • Advice on neck pain from Versus Arthritis 
  • Advice on neck pain from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Exercises to allievate neck pain from the Neck Gym

Wrist and hand pain

Elbow pain

  • Advice on elbow pain from Versus Arthritis
  • Advice on elbow pain from Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Pelvic health

Our services sees patient registered with a Barnet GP or residing in the borough of Barnet and with a musculoskeletal condition.

 

Patients can be referred by their GP, hospital consultant or other healthcare professional.

This innovative service delivers musculoskeletal health at various sites across Barnet. We work closely with GPs and hospital services to offer our patients a seamless pathway of care.

The team comprises

  • Advanced practitioner physiotherapists who specialise in shoulder/other upper limb conditions/lower limb/spine
  • Consultant physiotherapists
  • Pelvic health specialist
  • Musculoskeletal physiotherapists
  • Access to diagnostics MRI, x-ray, phlebotomy and ultrasound scans

Conditions that require to be under the care of the GP, orthopaedic or rheumatology services such as cancer, those requiring surgery, fractures, may have an inflammatory conditions or need an accident and emergency assessment.

Phone: 020 8349 7509

Therapies Department, Edgware Community Hospital

  • Address: Burnt Oak Broadway, HA8 0AD
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Tuesday: 8am to 8pm
    • Wednesday to Thursday: 8am to 5:30pm
    • Friday: 8am to 4.30pm
    • Saturday (Every other week): 9am to 1pm

Therapies Department, Finchley Memorial Hospital

  • Address: Finchley Memorial Hospital, Granville Road, London, N12 0JE
  • Opening times:
    • Monday to Tuesday: 8am to 8pm
    • Wednesday to Thursday: 8am to 5.30pm
    • Friday: 8am to 4.30pm
    • Saturday (Every other week): 9am to 1pm

East Barnet Health Centre

  • Address: 149 East Barnet Rd, London, EN4 8QZ
  • Opening times: 8am to 5.30pm (Wednesdays only)