Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders
Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders covers any injury, disease or problem relating to our muscles, bones or joints and are very common.
Over a million people visit their GP with a musculoskeletal disorder in Scotland each year.
The Musculosketal Zone has been developed with the help of patients, physiotherapists and doctors to bring together the best possible information and advice for preventing, treating and recovering from musculoskeletal disorders at home and in the workplace.
The MSK service is now available as a free tablet and smartphone app featuring:
- Exercises and video clips to help you get moving safely.
- Integration with your diary to remind you to exercises and/or attend any appointments.
- A log tool to help you keep track of your progress.
The app is available to download through Google Play and the App Store.
Help and advice
Muscle, back and joint problems are commonly known as Musculoskeletal Disorders or MSK for short. Find out more about them and where you can go for advice to help you get back to normal. Click Here
Smoking, Physio and Podiatry
There are a few local services that now offer patients the oppurtunity to self refer themselves without seeing a GP. If you feel you require to see a Physiotherapist or Podiatrist or if you would like to refer yourself to a Smoking Cessation Advisor then you can download a Self Referral form by following the links below:
Podiatry Referal Form.pdf
Please hand the completed form into the surgery and we will send it to the appropriate people on your behalf.
However if you are at all unsure if you require Physiotherapy or Podiatry treatment or your pain/condition worsens then see your GP for advice.
Wanting to Stop Smoking?
You can self Refer to see a Stop Smoking Advisor using the form below:
Alternatively if you wish you can seek advice and help to stop smoking from most community pharmacies.
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