CLMW: Physiotherapy self-referral
Welcome to the Central Lancashire Moving Well physiotherapy self-referral form.
Once you have completed the following form, your referral will be reviewed by our team who will then contact you to discuss the next steps of your rehabilitation journey.
Depending on your treatment needs, you will be recommended one of the following treatment options - online physio consultation, in-clinic physio appointment, referral into the Advanced MSK service or given access to our app-led physiotherapy service - Ascenti Reach. You can find out more about the Ascenti Reach app here.
While self-referral to physiotherapy is appropriate for the majority of people, there are some exceptions where we would advise you to seek alternative medical assessment first.
Please do not complete this referral and call NHS 111 or immediately attend your local A&E if you have recently or suddenly developed, with the onset of low back pain and/or leg pain:
- A change in your bladder function or bowel control
- Altered sensation around your genitals or back passage
- Loss of sexual function
Please do not complete this referral and make an appointment with your GP if you have any of the following (your GP will need to complete a referral on your behalf):
- History of cancer, or being actively treated for cancer
- Unexplained weight loss
- Pain and/or altered sensation in both arms and/or both legs
- Have become unsteady on your feet
- You’ve noticed changes in your vision, speech or swallowing
- Have become feverish or are feeling generally unwell
Please do not complete this referral if you are waiting for relevant x-ray or scan appointments / results. We have a policy of waiting for investigation results before accepting referrals.
Please note: This referral option is not available if your referral is regarding a neurological, paediatric, respiratory, obstetric or gynaecological condition. This referral route is also not available if you have a fracture or have had surgery to the affected area in the past six months or have a suspected infection. Should you have any of these other conditions, please contact your GP.
To use this service you must be a patient registered with a Preston, Chorley or South Ribble GP practice and be 16 years of age or older. If you need treatment for more than one body part, you will need to complete a separate referral for each up to a maximum of two body parts. If you have multiple body parts affected, please do not complete this form but do consult your GP.
Please note you will need to know your NHS number to complete this form. If you are unsure what your NHS number is, please click here.