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Physiotherapy – MSK and Rheumatology Outpatients

Physiotherapy - MSK and Rheumatology Outpatients

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We hope you find useful information about our service and useful information and resources to help you manage your condition.

We are the outpatient physiotherapy service at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust. We offer a wide range of specialist treatments such as MSK (musculoskeletal ) and Rheumatology.

Our aim is to empower you by listening to what is most important to you and providing you with treatment goals to help you reach your full potential.

For more information about your condition use the skeleton across by clicking on the hotspots or click the grey buttons below for other information.

How can physiotherapy help?

We help improve quality of life by helping patients achieve their functional goals through advice, exercise and education.

Physiotherapists can help restore range of movement when affected by injury, illness or disability.

Physiotherapy uses science and a patient specific approach to help aid recovery and health and wellbeing. This would also include other aspects of patients’ lives such as general lifestyle and mental health.

Who does the team consist of?

We are a large service of physiotherapists spanning across different sites in Skipton, Steeton, Ilkley, Keighley and Settle.

All physiotherapists are qualified with the Health and Care Professions Council (

How do I see a physiotherapist?

For an appointment with an MSK / Rheumatology physiotherapist you will need a referral. Referrals are usually made by GPs/Consultants or other health professionals.

Can I self-refer?

Unfortunately, we do not have a self-referral system currently.

Missed appointments

It is important for you to attend your appointments but we recognise that this is not always possible.

Due to the high demand on our service, if you cancel two consecutive appointments without reason you may be discharged. However, if you fail to attend two appointments without notice then you will be discharged. You can cancel or re-arrange at any time using the contacts details below.

Key Contacts

If you need to make, cancel or change an appointment please phone the MSK Physiotherapy Admin Team between 8.30am and 4.30 pm Monday – Friday

MSK Outpatient Physiotherapy:

Bingley Canalside – 01535 292751

Ilkley Coronation – 01943 885150

Airedale Hospital – 01535293656

Settle – 01729 892985

Skipton – 01756 701726

The Oaks (Keighley) – 01535 295631

Patient Initiated Follow-Up (PIFU)

If you were placed on our Patient Initiated Follow-Up pathway and are still within the agreed time frame but require a review with a clinician, then please give us a call to discuss.

You can also find out more information about PIFU (Patient Initiated Follow-Up) by clicking this link here

Walking aids

You can find more information on our Walking Aids page here.