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Trafford Musculoskeletal (Physiotherapy) Services

What we do

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/pyschologist/nurses, and sports & exercise medicine consultants. All clinical staff are qualified physiotherapists registered with the Health & Care Professions Council and are chartered. 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 and administration and clerical staff.


We regularly have physiotherapy students from Manchester Metropolitan University and Salford University who are doing their clinical training placements with us. 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 should you prefer it there are qualified staff to treat you.

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

08:00-19:00 Monday

08:00 - 17:00 Tuesday 

08:00-19:00 Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00 Thursday

08:30-16:30 Friday

Office opening hours:

08:00-19:00 Monday, Wednesday 

08:00-17:00 Tuesday, Thursday

08:30-16:00 Friday

Contact:        Altrincham Hospital physiotherapy department,

                    15 Railway Street,



                    Tel: 0161 413 7772    

                    Email: physio.agh@nhs.net

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

Trafford General Hospital

08:00-16:00 Monday

08:00-19:00 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

08:00-16:30 Friday

Office opening hours

Monday & Friday 08:00-16:00, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 08:00-19:00

Contact:        Trafford General Hospital physiotherapy department,

                    Moorside Road,


                    M41 5SL

                    Tel: 0161 746 2525          

                    Email: tgh.physio@nhs.net

Trafford single point of access (to make initial appointment)

Tel: 0300 323 0303


Chapel Road Clinic (Pain management service only)

70 Chapel Road, Sale, M33 7EG

Tel: 0161 9731329

Clinic opening hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30-16:00


Meadway Health Centre

Meadway, Sale, M33 4PS

Tel:Contact via 0161 413 7772 Monday to Friday, 0161 975 4740 Saturday am only

Clinic opening hours:

Saturday 08:30-12:45


Contact Information

0300 323 0303

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri, 8-5

Referral Methods

  • Self referral
  • GP
  • Health professional
  • Social care professional