Self Referral for Physiotherapy & care for joint and muscle pain

Access Physiotherapy Self-Referral

Joint and muscle problems are common at some point in our lives. There are a number of things however we can do to improve muscle or joint pain. The link below includes some recommended exercises that may help to treat such problems at home. If you have ongoing problems or your symptoms are severe, please do not hesitate to contact us for further advice.


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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. It's clinically known as lateral epicondylitis. It often happens after overuse or repeated action of the muscles of the forearm, near the elbow joint.

Learn more about Tennis Elbow and watch a short exercise video


Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is the most common cause of pain on the inside of the elbow and is a
condition where you experience pain coming from the tendons that attach the muscles to
the inner aspect of the elbow. These muscles help to bend the hand forward and rotate the
forearm so the palm faces down. Pain is normally felt over the inside of the elbow and
sometimes down the forearm to the wrist.

Learn more about Golfers Elbow

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Shoulder Strengthening Exercises

OCATS have provided som exercises to help improve your Shoulder Strength. These Exercises are intended to assist with Strengthening your Shoulder through the rehabilitation process. These exercises are intended as a guide and prior to starting you should have had some instruction from your physiotherapist at OCATS.

See exercise videos on the Bess Website


De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s Disease is a painful condition that affects the tendons located on the thumb side of your wrist. These tendons run in a tunnel (tendon sheath). Thickening of the ligamentous structure over this tunnel can cause pain when the thumb is moved or used.

Learn more about De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

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Achilles Tendinopathy

This is also often called achilles tendonitis or achilles tendon pain. This information does not apply to those who have torn or ruptured their achilles.

Learn more about Achilles Tendinopathy


Patellar Tendinopathy

Patella Tendinopathy (sometimes known as tendonitis or tendinitis) is usually an overuse injury affecting your knee. It is the result of repeated stress of your patella tendon beyond its capacity (Beyond what it is able to do).

Learn more about Patella tendinopathy

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Frozen Shoulder

The information and exercise video have been developed by BESS physiotherapists and are designed for people who have been diagnosed with frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a common condition that affects the shoulder causing significant pain and reduced movement.  The majority of people who experience frozen shoulder will eventually get better with or without treatment.