Physiotherapy Outpatients Service

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Physiotherapy Outpatients Service

Provides expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults and children with musculoskeletal conditions including specialist advice on self management to help people return to their normal activities.

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01376 555932 (Braintree)01621 727236 (Chelmsford)01621 727237 (Maldon)01787 273140 (Halstead)


0300 303 9964

About This Service

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone registered with a GP Practice in the Mid Essex area and have a musculoskeletal condition that has started or significantly worsened in the last 6 months can be referred directly by their GP to the service.

Service Details

We provide a patient-centered approach to support people in managing their own musculoskeletal conditions .

Our service consists of highly trained, state-registered physiotherapists, with a range of specialist skills and experience that assess, diagnose and treat people with musculoskeletal problems.

We will always offer care that is tailored to your needs following a comprehensive, individual assessment and clear explanation of the problem and management options available.

Some of the possible evidence-based treatments offered are:

  • Specialist advice and guidance
  • Access to high quality information resources to support self help
  • Specific and general exercise prescription
  • Manual therapy
  • Extra-corporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
  • Joint and soft tissue steroid injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Taping
  • Classes for specific patient groups

Service Delivery

Our service is outpatient based, at the following main locations:

Braintree Community Hospital: 

  • Monday 07:30 to 16:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 16:00
  • Wednesday 07:30 to 19.30
  • Thursday 07:30 to 19:00
  • Friday 08:00 to 16:00

St Peter's Hospital, Maldon: 

  • Monday 07:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 07:30 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 07:30 to 18:00
  • Thursday 07:00 to 17.30
  • Friday 07:30 to 17:00

Springfield Green Clinic, Chelmsford: 

  • Monday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Tuesday 07:30 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 16:00
  • Thursday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Friday 07:00 to 17:00

South Woodham Ferrers Clinic:

  • Wednesday 08:00 to 14:00Hrs

Halstead Hospital, Halstead: 

  • Tuesday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Thursday 07:30 to 14:30

See map below for details and directions to these venues.

Referral Process

You must be referred by a healthcare professional, such as:

  • Your GP
  • The Central Referral Service (CRS)
  • Community and social care providers
  • Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust (MEHT) practitioners
  • Other out of area Hospital Trusts.

When & Where

We provide this service at a number of locations. To find the location nearest to you, enter your postcode into the field below and then click ‘Submit’.

Then click on a red marker on the map to find out details about that particular location and to get directions to it from your postcode.

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Getting In Touch

Your feedback is a key source of information and we encourage you to get in touch if you have any questions, concerns, compliments or would like to make a complaint relating to our services. We can:

  • Resolve your problems or concerns
  • Provide advice and support
  • Answer your questions
  • Point you in the right direction of useful information and support

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Key Resources


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