Welcome to Surrey iMSK

What is an MSK?

MSK stands for musculoskeletal.

MSK conditions are conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, and most chronic pain conditions of the body.

What is integrated Musculoskeletal Service?

The Surrey iMSK service is an integrated service with specialists from orthopaedics, rheumatology, pain, radiology and allied health professionals like physio, occupational therapists, nursing professional, and surgical appliance services working closely with each other so that people are seeing right clinician at right time. There are multidisciplinary team meetings to facilitate discussion for patient care.

Along with the surgeons, doctors, nurses, the service has Advance Clinical Practice introduced in 2016 with specialist physiotherapists who can diagnose, provide investigations, and provide options of management for various musculoskeletal and joint pains.

The First Contact Physiotherapy is still in its infancy stage working closely with the general practice within the local community and these are experienced physiotherapists who will support General Practices.

The Therapy service not only work in the hospital but also can be accessed locally in some council gym facilities for group programs and rehabilitation. During the pandemic, we have moved to hybrid consultation both virtual and face to face consultations.

View our range of self-management advice and treatments (under supervision from your clinician).

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Where does it hurt?

Musculoskeletal pain can occur in many parts of your body.  For help on your condition, please click on your pain location on the body map or choose from the options below:

Each section is divided into the following areas:

  • What do I do if I have pain?
  • How can I help myself?
  • When should I seek medical attention?
  • What treatments are available?
  • How do I get help?

Some areas also include simple exercises that you can do under supervision of your clinician.

We have also included copies of our patient literature and links to useful websites such as NHS Choices.

If you think you have a fracture or broken bone please do not come to the iMSK service, as these types of injuries need to be looked at urgently. Please either contact your GP, go to your local walk-in-centre or go straight to your nearest A&E. Further details are available here.