First Contact Physiotherapy

Assessing and managing MSK conditions. A first point of contact.

Based at Southfields Group Practice and Wandsworth Medical Centre, our 3 First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) have expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. They are available to our patients from all 5 practices and can be seen by booking an appointment directly through your surgery reception – you do not have to wait for a referral from a GP.

Q&A with our Physiotherapist, Glen

When am I eligible for an appointment with a First Contact Physiotherapist?

You may be eligible for an appointment with the Physiotherapist for the following problems:

  • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
  • Arthritis – any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, e.g. tennis elbow, carpel tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
  • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, e.g. pins and needles or numbness
  • Changes to walking
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery

The Physiotherapist will:

  • Assess and diagnose what is happening
  • Give expert advice on how to best manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary


First Contact Physiotherapists


GP practices