Trafford Integrated MSK (Physiotherapy) Service

We provide treatment for adults (over 18 years) with musculoskeletal (muscles, joints and bones) and orthopaedic conditions or injuries as well as chronic pain.

This includes:

  • Muscle and ligament conditions e.g. tennis/golfers elbow, frozen shoulder, repetitive strain injury
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Long term conditions e.g. osteoarthritis
  • General joint pain
  • Sports injuries e.g. ankle sprains, ligament injuries
  • Pregnancy related musculoskeletal conditions
  • Post- operative orthopaedic rehabilitation

Treatment may include:

  • Back/neck rehabilitation
  • Class/group exercise sessions
  • Gym rehabilitation
  • Electrotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Pilates
  • Manual techniques
  • Steroid injection therapy
  • Further investigation
  • Splints and insoles
  • Pain management programme
  • Psychological support


Our aim

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of our patients and give them appropriate information and support to manage their condition in the future.

For some patients this will include combining skills and knowledge with other healthcare professionals to achieve the best possible care.

Our team

Our team includes physiotherapists, podiatrists, advanced physiotherapy practitioners, specialist pain physiotherapists, pyschologists, nurses, and sports and exercise medicine consultants.

All clinical staff are qualified, chartered physiotherapists registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. This guarantees that their qualification is properly recognised, that they abide by a professional code of conduct and are covered by professional liability insurance. For more information see the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website.

The physiotherapy team is supported by physiotherapy assistants, administration and clerical staff.


We regularly have physiotherapy students from Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University join us for their clinical training placements.

You will always be asked if you are happy to be treated by a student who is under the close supervision of a qualified staff member. There is no obligation to agree and there are qualified staff to treat you if you prefer it.

How to access the service

If you think musculoskeletal physiotherapy may be of benefit to you, please contact your GP in the first instance to be referred to the service.

Opening times and contact details

Altrincham Hospital

Monday and Wednesday: 8am to 7pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 8am to 5pm
Friday: 8am to 4.30pm (office open 8.30am to 4pm)

Altrincham Hospital physiotherapy department,
15 Railway Street,

Tel: 0161 413 7772

Please note, there is no parking available at the Altrincham Hospital site.

Trafford General Hospital

Monday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am to 7pm
Friday: 8am to 4.30pm (office open 8am to 4pm)

Trafford General Hospital
Physiotherapy department,
Moorside Road,
M41 5SL

Tel: 0161 746 2525

Chapel Road Clinic (Pain management service only)

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4pm

70 Chapel Road,
M33 7EG

Tel: 0161 9731329

Meadway Health Centre (Saturday AM only)

Saturday: 8am to 1pm

M33 4PS

Tel: 0161 413 7772 (Monday to Friday)  /  0161 975 4740 (Saturday AM only)