First Contact Physiotherapy

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When to see your FCP

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are highly trained physiotherapists, usually based in GP surgeries.

FCPs have extensive experience in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions – such as back or neck pain – and see these patients without the need for a GP appointment.

If you have bone, joint or muscle pain, you can see an FCP. What to expect when you see your FCP

  • Your FCP will assess and diagnose you.
  • Give you expert advice on how best to manage you condition.
  • Refer you onto a specialist service if necessary.

How do you book an appointment to see your FCP?

  • Simply contact your GP practice and request an appointment to see the FCP.
  • The reception team will check that you’re suitable and book an appointment for you.