Locomotor Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Service

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Under Review — this page was due to be reviewed by 31 December 2023. The information shown here may be outdated.

The physio-led service provides treatment of acute and long-term musculoskeletal conditions in the community

The service provides an initial assessment to determine the nature of the MSK problem

A treatment plan will then be developed and the patient will be supported to follow the plan.

The service recommends the below self-help guides, videos & information to support the management of MSK conditions in primary care:

More informationHomerton Locomotor Services

Patient information: Information for patients with arthritis

If an urgent referral is required or the patient needs transport/interpretation, please send to locomotor@nhs.net.

Please also email any referrals for more complex physiotherapy patients with risks we should be aware of. These can then be screened to be seen by the most appropriate senior clinician or with a chaperone.

You can also email us with any queries about a patient or for a call back from the treating clinician.

Service locations include: St Leonards Hospital, Kenworthy Road Health Centre and John Scott Health Centre. The service is also offered at certain GP Practices locally.

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service:


Referral methods: e-Referrals

Referrals should be made via e-RS.

  • Request type- Referral
  • Priority- Routine
  • Specialty- Physiotherapy
  • Clinic type- Not Otherwise Specified
  • Select- Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RQX)
  • Select- St Leonards Hospital (RQX20)
  • Select- Locomotor- Pain Service- City & Hackney- RQX