Patients should complete the online self referral form which can be accessed via this link :  Physiotherapy Service

If patients have any questions about this service or they are unsure whether they are eligible, they may telephone local centre:  Heywood Middleton Rochdale - 0161 716 5888

Patients aged 16+ may self refer using the following criteria:

  • Musculoskeletal problems e.g:
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Painful Joints
  • General Soft Tissue sprains and strains
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work related injuries
  • Postural problems

Patients not self refer but see their GP urgently if they have had any of the following symptoms since the onset of the problem:

  • Back pain which is causing bladder or bowel problems (difficulty passing water)
  • Sudden weight loss without trying
  • Dizziness with loss of hearing of one or both sides, black outs, falls
  • Previous history of cancer or undergoing treatment for cancer

Self Referral is not an option if:

  • Under 16 years of age
  • Neurological, breathing or continence problems

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