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Musculo-skeletal (MSK) outpatient physiotherapy service

We provide a specialist service to deal with conditions of neuro-musculo-skeletal origin, which covers necks, backs, all joints, muscles, ligaments and the peripheral neurological supply to these structures.

The team covers musculo-skeletal injuries and works as an outpatient department. Patients are referred into the service by GP’s, consultants and if patients are members of certain GP practices are able to self refer.

Assessment will take into account the individual needs and demands of the patient to customise a course of treatment that can include exercises, stretches, joint mobilisation, tissue mobilisation, manipulation , acupuncture, pacing , advice ,education, joint / soft tissue injections and electrotherapy.

Access to our Gymnasiums is also provided, where a number of specific rehabilitation groups run to aid long term recovery and return to full fitness (be that work, sport or leisure). These classes deal with lower limb conditions, chronic back conditions and cardiac rehabilitation.

We also have a number of Extended Scope Practitioners (ESP’s) within the service.  The ESP’s provide a high level of orthopaedic assessment, diagnosis and management. This can include requesting further investigations, interpreting results to formulate a management plan and listing patients for orthopaedic surgical procedures. They also carry out joint and soft tissue injections.

They are highly specialised musculoskeletal physiotherapists with extended skills to enable them to work within the orthopaedic out patient department. The ESP’s run orthopaedic clinics alongside the consultants or on their behalf.

Where we are 

We have departments in York Hospital, The New Selby War Memorial Hospital and St. Monicas Hospital, Easingwold.

We also have satellite clinics located at GP practices and health centres in the following locations around the local community:

  • Acomb
  • Clementhorpe
  • Haxby
  • Sherburn in Elmet
  • Strensall
  • Tadcaster
  • Tang Hall


YOURPHYSIO is the new NHS physiotherapy service for the Vale of York (York, Selby & Malton) and East Riding. This new service offers one to one sessions, group sessions and a new website which provides useful information about self management, management of long term conditions, healthy lifestyle choices and how patients can self refer.

YOURPHYSIO contains lots of useful help and advice on the self management of MSK issues, how to access services - including self referral, as well as information about the team. 


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Visiting cancelled

Due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus across the UK, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has made the decision to cancel all visiting to all its hospital sites in order to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

There are three exemptions to the ruling which are for one parent of a sick child under 18, for the partner of a woman giving birth and end of life patients at the discretion of the ward sister.

We would ask people to respect this decision and to treat our staff, who will be enforcing the visiting restrictions, with courtesy and respect.  For more information visit our website.

Outpatient appointments

We know that NHS services will come under intense pressure as the coronavirus spreads, and as a Trust we need to redirect staff, free up staff for refresher training and carry out any works as necessary, so we are able to maximise capacity for patients for when the number of infections peak.  We also need to reduce the number of people coming into our hospitals to protect our patients, as well as keeping our staff safe, well and able to come into work.

To do this, with effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020, along with other trusts in the Humber Coast and Vale partnerships, we have made the collective decision to suspend all non-urgent routine outpatient appointments for at least three months.  Urgent and emergency cases and cancer appointments will be carrying on as normal.

These are unprecedented times and we thank you for your understanding.  We know many people waiting for treatment will be disappointed or worried but please not contact the hospital as we will be contacting everyone directly affected in the coming days and weeks.

If you do not receive a letter or a phone call from the hospital, please turn up for your scheduled appointment as normal unless you have symptoms of coronavirus, a cold, flu or norovirus in which case you should contact us to cancel your appointment by clicking here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.  After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they're at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.  Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.