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Musculoskeletal self management strategies

Managing your musculoskeletal complaint:

Following on from your CMATS appointment/s it may be advised that there is no surgical or injectable target and that your symptoms would most appropriately be managed utilising self help strategies.  Your clinician will discuss this with you ,the following pages are here to support their advice and to give you further guidance on self help strategies.   

In some cases your clinician may refer you to Physiotherapy or to the Persistent Pain Service for further assistance with management strategies. Both teams have informative websites which will provide you with further information prior to your appointments. Follow the links to view their websites:- Physiotherapy, The Persistent Pain Team

Many conditions will respond well to exercise, a healthy lifestyle and weight management strategies. Below are some very useful links to websites that can guide you on Healthy lifestyle choices.

 (Please note that some links will directed to NHS England pages for some of the information)

The NHS live well website has some fantastic information on all aspects of living a healthy lifestyle. Follow the link to view the website:

Likewise, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy provides  specific information on musculoskeletal conditions and has some ideas for rehabilitating them yourself. To view the website follow the link

CSP Keeping active and healthy  

As we grow older its important that we maintain our muscle strength to remain functional and to have an active life. The Chartered society of physiotherapy currently have a campaign to encourage you to stay strong. The video below is a youtube video they have created.

For further national and local information and videos on improving health and increasing physical activity follow the link  to access  resources created by SBUHB physiotherapy department :  Improving Health and Increasing physical activity

Unfortunately  due to the current situation with Covid 19 if you have been referred for a surgical opinion your consultation with orthopaedics/ spinal surgery may be delayed.

Versus Arthritis’s Helpline is a free Service you can access to  support you In managing  arthritis and musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. Follow the link for further information

We are in the process of updating our website. The Welsh language is important to us and we are currently translating our content. Thank you for your patience. 

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