Musculoskeletal problems

Back pain

Back pain can be painful and worrying, but there are lots of things that you can do at home to help prevent or ease these painful episodes. Losing weight and keeping fit can really help with low back pain. For information on how to get help losing weight, or to see what services we might be able to offer you, have a look at the weight management and exercise tab in our Wellbeing Centre.

How to treat back pain:

NHS exercises for back pain:

If you don’t feel confident starting exercises without guidance, then make a self-referral to our local physiotherapists for some specific advice. If you are worried about your symptoms or if you have any bowel, bladder or sensation changes then you need to see a doctor urgently.

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder means your shoulder is painful and stiff for months, sometimes years. It can be treated with shoulder exercises and painkillers. Have a look at the following advice for some ideas about exercises and treatments.


Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

Plantar fasciitis can be very sore and can be difficult to treat. Often it can be helped by changes to your footwear or some simple exercises. You can also self-refer to the podiatrist and ask them to check your feet and footwear.

How to treat heel pain:



Self refer to a Physiotherapist

Make a self-referral to our local physiotherapists for some specific advice on your musculskeletal problems.