Thank you for referring yourself to Penrith physiotherapy service. Your referral will now be processed and added to your electronic record. Please allow three working days and ring 01768 245585 between the hours of 09.00am and 3.00pm Monday to Friday when our receptionist will be pleased to offer you an appointment.
Please be assured that the staff within the department are doing all they can to ensure that you are seen as soon as possible without compromising the quality of care that you receive. Should you have any complaints relating to the wait time please contact the Patient Experience Team on 0800 633 55 47 or [email protected]
To help us to reduce the wait time for appointments please ensure that you contact us as soon as possible if you no longer need an appointment or need to reschedule your appointment so that we can offer your appointment to someone else.
Before attending your physiotherapy appointment the following information may be useful in helping you manage your symptoms:
What can I do to help myself in the meantime?
Research has shown that resting for more than a day or so does not help and may actually prolong pain and disability. You may need to modify your activities initially, but the sooner you get back to normal activity the sooner you will feel better. Getting stiff joints and muscles working can be painful, but this is a normal response and not a sign of damage. Feeling a bit sore initially is also normal and often a good sign that you are making progress. Changing your position or activity frequently through the day will help to prevent and reduce stiffness. Try to build up your general activity gradually.
Over the counter painkillers can be helpful. A pharmacist will be able to advise you on the appropriate medication. If your symptoms continue to worsen you may wish to see your GP.
If you have access to the internet there is also a lot of useful information on the NHS website, including explanatory videos on many conditions.
***If you are experiencing or develop the above symptoms it is advised you seek emergency medical advice through your GP practice, NHS 111 or the A and E department***
To download the Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form please click Physio Self Referral Form