First Contact Physiotherapy posts in General Practice

This practical guidance will support general practices looking to recruit physiotherapists to work in a multidisciplinary primary care team as the first point of contact for their Musculoskeletal (MSK) patients.

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Physiotherapists are able to advise on self-management, and initiate further investigations and referrals, when needed. This approach to service delivery puts physiotherapy expertise at the start of the pathway, where patients can most benefit from prompt specialist attention, in the place where they are most likely to seek help first.

As part of the primary care team physiotherapists can promote and implement the practice’s approach to health promotion, early intervention, avoiding unnecessary medication, referrals and hospital admissions, and supporting patient self-management.