Dorset Musculoskeletal (MSK) Outpatient Physiotherapy

COVID-19 service update: this service is now running normally

Important COVID-19 information

To help minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and deal with any upturn in patient numbers, Dorset Musculoskeletal Service (DMSK) face to face clinics have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

We are currently contacting patients by phone or letter, depending on their condition, to offer face-to-face, telephone or video consultations (if you have internet access and adequate broadband speed).

Should you need to contact the service urgently, call 01202 843 410

For non-urgent enquiries, email dhc.msk.physiotherapy@nhs.net

MSK provides assessment, diagnosis and support with musculoskeletal conditions.

These are conditions that can affect muscles, bones, and joints, in any part of the body. They include common problems such as lower back pain, tennis elbow, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis. You can be referred to this service by your GP or physiotherapist.

Our specialist orthodpaedics staff work from clinics across Dorset, and offer a range of treatments, including injections, epidurals and hand and wrist splints.

Following your assessment We may refer you for Physiotherapy to assist your rehabilitation.

For more information, please visit the DMSK section of the website.

Self-referral to physiotherapy

You can self-refer yourself to the service using the referral form on the Musculoskeltal Matters website.

Self-management resources

There is advice, information and exercises available on Dorset's Musculoskeltal Matters website to help you with your condition before considering referring yourself to the physiotherapy service.

There are also a number of NHS-approved self-apps which you can access on the Our Dorset website. On this website, you can search by condition to find the most appropriate resources for you.

Where to access the service:

Locations

Dorset MSK (Blandford - Blandford Community Hospital)

01308 426235
N/A
Milldown Road,
Blandford,
DT11 7DD

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Dorset MSK (Bournemouth - Boscombe, Shelley Road)

01202 443815
N/A
11 Shelley Road,
Boscombe,
Bournemouth,
BH1 4JQ

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Dorset MSK (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426235
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Open Hours: 15.30 to 16.30

Dorset MSK (Dorchester - Frederick Treves House)

01308 426235
N/A
The Prince of Wales Surgery,
Frederick Treves House,,
St John Way,
Dorchester,
DT1 2FD

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Dorset MSK (Poole - Poole HealthCare)

01202493250
N/A
Poole NHS HealthCare Centre,
Boots the Chemist Ltd, Dolphin Centre,
190-196 High Street,
Poole,
BH15 1SX

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Dorset MSK (Portland - Portland Community Hospital)

01308 426235
N/A
Castle Road,
Castle Town,
DT5 1AX

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Dorset MSK (Wareham - Wareham Hospital)

01308 426235
N/A
Streche Road,
Wareham,
BH20 4QQ

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Dorset MSK (Weymouth - Weymouth Community Hospital)

3 Melcombe Avenue,
Weymouth,
DT4 7TB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes via lift (clinics are on lower ground floor)

Clinic times: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

 

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