Joint and Muscle Pains

Community Physiotherapy Self-Referral

Physiotherapy self-referral is a system which allows you to refer yourself directly to a physiotherapist without having to see a doctor first.

Complete the referral form.

Arthritis Research UK

Arthritis Research UK invests in breakthrough treatments, the best information and vital support for everyone affected by arthritis.


GMMH Living with Fatigue and Pain Service

Do you have a long term physical health condition where persistent fatigue and/or pain are the main problems? After an initial assessment this NHS service can offer up to 5 individual clinic sessions and a mindfulness course specifically orientated towards living with pain and illness. You can ask your GP or other health worker more about this, or just self-refer by calling directly.

Telephone: 0161 271 0801

Pain Toolkit

A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. This Pain Toolkit website has been developed from the Pain Toolkit, a simple information booklet that provides you with handy tips and skills to support you along the way to managing your pain.


Zion & Kath Locke Centres

Community centres with activities, courses and classes including anxiety, depression and also self-harm weekly drop-in groups, hypnotherapy, massage, yoga, energy healing, Qigong and Reiki.

Zion Centre

Kath Locke Centre

Timetable of activities

Exercise Sheets - Dr Hasan Tahir

View exercise sheets including ankle, back, elbow, feet, hip and knee exercises.

Exercise Sheets – Dr Hasan Tahir

Exercises for Piriformis Syndrome

Please see this video for a demonstration of exercises for Piriformis Syndrome if directed here by your doctor.


University of Salford Podiatry Clinic

Your GP or practice nurse can refer you to the NHS podiatry service but there is a currently a long waiting list of several months. The School of Podiatry at the University of Salford offer a faster service. The assessment and management clinic can be attended by anyone (adults and children) in need of essential foot care – you may have painful pressure lesions or just be unable to care for your feet. At the clinic you will be given a full assessment and treated accordingly for £10-15.

Telephone: 0161 295 2205