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MSK Physiotherapy

Checked: 23-09-2023 by 3 Vicky Ryan Next Review: 23-09-2025

Where to refer

The following providers offer outpatient MSK physiotherapy for paediatric patients:

  • MSK Community Outpatient Service (Sirona) - North Somerset only
  • North Bristol Trust - Southmead
  • UHBW – Bristol Royal Hospital for Children & Weston General Hospital

Patients should be offered choice based on patient choice of venue.

Paediatric MSK Physiotherapy - Sirona

Patients must be registered with a North Somerset GP and aged 5 years and over. The physiotherapy service provides assessment and treatment in person, or over the phone.

Patients will be offered a choice of the following locations for in person consultations:

  • North Somerset Community Hospital, Clevedon
  • Marina Health Centre, Portishead

Referral criteria for Sirona MSK Services.

Refer on MSK Service Referral Form via EMIS Managed Referrals

We have consolidated our telephone numbers and email addresses. Please use the following contact details:

Tel: 0300 125 6555


Sirona MSK Interface service also accept referrals for children aged 10 years and over if they are registered with a North Somerset GP. Please see the MSK Interface Remedy page for further details.

Paediatric MSK Physiotherapy - NBT

Children with musculoskeletal complaints are seen in an outpatient setting. 

Location: Southmead Hospital

Refer by email to

You can also call 0300 555 0103 to discuss potential referrals.

Patients aged 16 years and over should be referred to Adult Physiotherapy Services.

Paediatric MSK Physiotherapy - UHBW

Children with musculoskeletal complaints are seen in an outpatient setting. Patients aged 16 years and over should be referred to Adult Physiotherapy Services.


  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  • Weston General Hospital

Referrals to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children:

Refer by letter to Children’s Physiotherapy, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Paul O’Gorman Building, Upper Maudlin Street, Bristol BS2 8BJ

You can call 0117 342 8525 to discuss potential referrals.

Referrals to Weston General Hospital:

Referrals can be made to WGH via eRS:

  • Referral Assessment  Service (RAS) - Paediatric Physio (SPE) Age 18years and under
  • Physio - Lower limb Paediatrics Age 5 -15
  • Physio - Upper limb Paediatrics Age 5 -15

Community Physiotherapy

Please see Community Physiotherapy page for children with movement difficulty, motor delay or physical disability.

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