Physiotherapy

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis was formed in 2018, following the merger of Arthritis Research UK and Arthritis Care. As part of the charity, Cymru Versus Arthritis provides support and services for people with arthritis and MSK (Musculo-Skeletal) conditions in Wales through understanding, information and expertise so that people can cope with the impact of their condition and get the most out of life.

Versus Arthritis website offers a huge range of support, from info on conditions, treatments and exercise to free booklets; support via their online community to their free Helpline Advisors.

Helpline Number: 0800 5200 520 (Monday–Friday, 09:00–18:00)

Website: www.versusarthritis.org

PTHB MSK Physiotherapy Service

Powys Teaching Health Board Physiotherapy service now have an online physiotherapy self-referral form so patients can complete it online and submit directly to our contact centre for processing. The online self-referral form is available on the Powys Teaching Health Board website.

Patients can still use the current paper referrals as needed, which can be handed into the local Physiotherapy department or scanned and emailed to the contact centre.

Self-referral to Physiotherapy Department

Please use this form if you want to self-refer yourself to the Physiotherapy Department of Bronllys Hospital, Brecon, LD3 OLU.

Website: www.powysthb.wales.nhs.uk/bronllys-hospital

Tel: 01874 711255               

Update about the latest development in the PTHB MSK Physiotherapy service

Powys Teaching Health Board Physiotherapy service now have an online physiotherapy self-referral form so patients can complete it online and submit directly to our contact centre for processing. The online self-referral form is available on the Powys Teaching Health Board website.

Patients can still use the current paper referrals as needed, which can be handed into the local Physiotherapy department or scanned and emailed to the contact centre.

Online Resources

CMATS (Clinical Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment) and MSK (Musculo-Skeletal) physiotherapy have developed an online resource page. This does not  replace referrals but the page provides useful resources and information.

Webside: www.nhsinform.scot/muscle-bone-and-joints