HMR MSK Physiotherapy

We are a team of qualfied physiotherapists and we provide assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment for a wide range of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions.

Our service is for people who are registered with a GP in Heywood, Middleton or Rochdale.

We treat general orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions including issue's with the upper and lower limbs or soft tissue and spinal disorders.

You can self-refer to the service via our online PhysioDirect Service

Your GP can also refer you; referrals can be sent seven days a week (via the electronic referral system).

Our telephone assessment and booking service is available a minimum of five days per week.

We provide clinics across the borough. The majority of our face-to-face clinic sessions run from Monday to Friday between 8am and 5.30pm. Evening sessions and Saturday mornings also available.

Contact Information

Ground floor, Nye Bevan House
Maclure Road
Rochdale
OL11 1DN

Tel: 01706 67 4900 

Opening Hours

Monday and Friday 8.00am-4.00pm Tuesday-Thursday 8.00am-5.30pm (Evening appointments available on certain days)

Referral Methods

  • GP
  • Health professional
  • Social care professional
  • PhysioDirect

Useful leaflets

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Golfer's elbow 122 KB  
Tennis elbow 113 KB  
Achilles Tendinopathy   251 KB  

Useful links

My Health My Community

Free exercise videos to suit different personal circumstances that will help with a wide range of conditions.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Your Health

For information about: 

Arthritis Research UK: Arthritis Research UK is the charity leading the fight against arthritis. 

The link provides more information about specific conditions and exercises to help manage your condition.

NHS inform: Providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland.

Shoulderdoc.co.uk: Patient information and professional educational material on shoulder pain and treatments.

The Pain Toolkit: this is a simple information booklet that could provide you with some handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.

The truth about back pain (video link): Find out how to cope with and manage back pain.

NHS Choices: General information about physiotherapy and physiotherapists.

Get active

Being active can reduce the risk of developing major illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes, and make a real impact on your overall health and wellbeing. The links below will take you to a range of free resources to help you to move and exercise more.

Frequently asked questions

What will happen at my first appointment?

Your first assessment will involve a face-to-face appointment. The physiotherapist will ask you questions about your condition and discuss and agree the best treatment plan with you. This may involve a physical examination. Please bring a list of any medicines that you take. See below about what to wear.

How long does a treatment session last?

Your initial assessment will usually last 40 minutes and the subsequent follow-up treatment sessions will last about 40-50 minutes. We  operate a strict appointment system so please be on time for your appointment, as we may not be able to see late arrivals.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

There is no predetermined number of treatments for a specific condition. However, following your initial assessment, your physiotherapist will discuss and agree a treatment plan with you and give you an indication of how many treatments you may need. This may include advice and strategies to self manage your problem. Some follow-up appointments may be conducted by telephone.

What will I have to wear?

The physiotherapist may ask you to remove items of clothing e.g.  t-shirt / blouse but they will not ask you to remove your underwear. If you have a back or lower limb problem e.g. knee or hip you may wish to bring shorts to change into. For a neck or upper limb problem e.g. shoulder, you may wish to wear a vest.

Will it hurt?

A physiotherapist’s aim is not to increase your pain. After the assessment and some treatments you may experience short term discomfort which should settle. If the increased discomfort does not settle within 2 days, please contact us for advice. You must tell the therapist if you are experiencing high levels of discomfort during your treatments.