MSK Physiotherapy - Community

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What we do

We provide treatment for adults in:

Our services are for people over 16 years with musculoskeletal (muscles, joints and bones) and orthopaedic conditions or injuries.

This includes:

  • Muscle and ligament conditions e.g. tennis / golfers’ elbow , frozen shoulder, repetitive strain injury.
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Long term conditions e.g. osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • General joint pain
  • Sports injuries e.g. ankle sprains, overuse injuries, knee ligament injuries
  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions
  • Post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation

 Treatments may include:

  • Back/neck rehabilitation
  • Group exercise sessions
  • Gym rehabilitation
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Manual techniques
  • Steroid injection therapy (Rochdale)

Further Information

If you can't find the information you were looking for visit the Further Information section for Frequently Asked Questions.

Early Self-Management

Should you unfortunately be troubled with musculoskeletal pain the current research recommends starting gentle exercise as soon as you feel comfortable to. For some useful advice and self-help please click here. 

Our aim

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of patients and give them information so that they can manage their condition better in the future. For some patients we combine our skills and knowledge with other health care professionals to achieve the best care possible. This will often include joint working with podiatrists, health improvement teams etc.

Our team

All clinical staff are qualified physiotherapists registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and are chartered. This guarantees that their qualification is properly recognised, that they abide by a professional code of conduct and are covered by professional liability insurance. For more information see the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website.

The physiotherapy team is supported by physiotherapy assistants and administration and clerical staff.


We regularly have physiotherapy students from Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University who are doing their clinical training placements with us. You will always be asked if you are happy to be treated by a student who is under the close supervision of a qualified staff member. There is no obligation to agree and should you prefer it there are qualified staff to treat you.

How to access the service

If you think musculoskeletal physiotherapy may be of benefit to you, please contact your GP in the first instance to be referred to the service.

If you live in the Rochdale or Oldham borough, you can also refer yourself at the following link: Physio Direct

Opening times

For clinic times and locations, please visit the appropriate service directory page:

How to contact us

Borough Address Contact details

Oldham Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

Werneth Primary Care Centre,
Featherstall Road South,

Tel: 0161 4841375 or 4841374
Fax: 0161 4841381 



HMR Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

Nye Bevan House,
Maclure Road,
OL11 1DN


Tel: 01706 674900