Musculoskeletal / Orthopaedic Service

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

As part of the service we can provide patients with simple exercises and advice. This can be very helpful in the early stages of recovery from musculoskeletal problems. 

We can prescribe certain medications and also offer soft tissue and joint injections were appropriate, all administered by our musculoskeletal specialist / First Contact Practitioner.

To access this service, please request an appointment using the instructions explained here

Group Consultation Sessions for Back Pain

We offer group consultation sessions for back pain. There 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 2 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.

See more information on Group Consultations


The getUBetter app

Need support with your muscle or joint problems? The getUBetter app can help.

No need to wait for an appointment to access a personalised, safe and effective plan for your condition.

The app is a free and easy to use tool, which means you can self manage at home, work or on the move and it signposts you to further advice and support if needed. The app is available in various languages and is accessible on a smartphone or via an internet browser.

  • Personalised recovery plan
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Exercises based on your condition
  • Advice to seek help, if needed
  • Referral to your local healthcare providers, treatments, and services, if needed 

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 Getting started

 Contact Support

Suitable for anyone aged over 18, anyone who’s been advised or is choosing to self manage their condition or anyone who is waiting for treatment.

Other support available

See our Self Care advice

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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