Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic Service

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Our group consultations are not currently taking place face to face, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, we are moving the back pain sessions to an online group consultation session in August. We will be in touch with patients who would normally attend this session to invite them to join us. 

 

What does Frome Medical Practice offer? 

Our First Contact Practitioner Service offers specialist musculoskeletal assessments for a variety of problems. This commonly includes: 

  • low back pain
  • arthritis
  • shoulder pain
  • knee pain
  • hip pain
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • hand pain
  • planter fasciitis and foot pain

We have a particular interest in injection therapy (steroids and anaesthetics). This treatment has proven popular with our patients. They are now able to access quick and timely injections, which have helped improve their quality of life significantly. 

As part of the service we can also provide patients with simple exercises and advise. This can be very helpful in the early stages of their recovery.

Discussing and prescribing certain medications is also available within the service. 

Our service is very easy to access. Simply call Frome Medical Practice on 01373 301301 and ask to book a telephone consultation with a First Contact Practitioner and we will be happy to help. 

We have also recently launched our group consultation sessions for back pain. Their are two groups running simultaneously:

  •  Group 1: aimed at people with a recent injury to the spine. The sessions are aimed to help in achieving full recovery by 3 months.
  • Group 2: aimed at people with long term back pain.

Group Consultations comprise of 4 sessions over a 12 week period to help patients improve their back pain and quality of life. It also gives patients an opportunity to meet with people who are experiencing the same problems. 

For more information on Group Consultations please click here

 

Other support available

We have created a whole section on our website about self care, including exercises you can try at home to help manage joint and muscle pain you might be experiencing. Click below to visit these pages: 

SELF CARE FOR JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN

Further advice and information, including exercises you can undertake at home, is available for patients experiencing pain associated with any of the conditions listed above. Click below to access this information:

 

Should further input be required by our patients we are able to refer to other services. This includes to services such as:

  • physiotherapy
  • orthopaedics
  • pain service
  • rheumatology
  • neurology
 

Coronavirus and working from home 

In these unprecedented times, more and more of us have been asked to work from home where possible. This means we've been setting up temporary desks / workstations at home - and we are then spending a significant amount of time sat at them. 

If this applies to you then this short video gives you some guidance on how to set up your workstation in such a way as to minimise back and neck pain.