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Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (OCATS) – Warrington

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

In order to support the response to coronavirus (Covid-19) we have been asked by NHS England to stop or partially stop the delivery of a number of our community services.

As part of our response to the coronavirus appointments with the physiotherapy and orthopaedic triage service face to face appointments have been cancelled to allow staff to focus on those who need urgent care.

We appreciate how frustrating this will be for you and would like to apologise.

We have not taken this decision lightly and would like to reassure you that we are taking all necessary steps to try to keep any disruption for patients to an absolute minimum.

If you have any urgent concerns about your condition as a result of this change please contact our department on the details below.

The physiotherapy department is currently developing a web based resource with access to exercise videos and guidance on how you can manage common musculoskeletal problems.

We will be conducting telephone and video appointments with our existing and new patients, as well as those patients on our waiting list in the coming weeks until such a time we can offer face to face appointments again.

We understand some patients prefer face to face consultations. However research has suggested telephone and video consultations can be just as effective as face to face interactions.

We are currently collecting data on patient experience and satisfaction. Depending on the feedback we receive this may be something that remains a part of our OCATS service after restrictions have been lifted in the future.

Thank you for your patience in this difficult time.

Contact details

Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (OCATS)
Health Services at Wolves
The Martin Dawes Stand
Winwick Road
Warrington
WA2 7NE

Tel: 01925 251407
Email: alwch.warringtonphysio1@nhs.net


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Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment Clinic

The service assesses patients with disorders and injuries of the neuro-musculoskeletal system; bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve related problems.

The aim of the Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment clinic is to offer expert patient assessments, diagnostic investigations (including X-rays and MRI Scans) and determine the most appropriate course of action to improve patient’s symptoms.

Where appropriate we are also able to offer joint and soft tissue injections for certain conditions by highly qualified clinicians.

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy Clinic

The Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy clinic provides high quality patient care offering an evidence-based approach to our assessments and treatments.

Similar to the OCATS clinic, the MSK clinic assesses patients with disorders and injuries of the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

Patients will be referred to the MSK clinic by the referrer as it is believed that their needs will be best meet via physiotherapist led rehabilitation.

The MSK service provides a wide range of interventions such as personalised education related to the factors associated with their pain persisting, activity based rehabilitation, appropriate exercise class referral, lifestyle advice, all helping the patient to develop management strategies to help eliminate their pain or to enable the patient to get back living a more enjoyable life in the presence of manageable levels of pain.

We have highly experienced MSK Physiotherapists with a wide range of special interest areas, including Physiotherapists who have completed advanced training in treating patient’s complex back pain, chronic pain disorders, sporting injuries and post-surgery rehabilitation.


Who can access the service?

Adults and children with orthopaedic conditions involving the neuro-musculoskeletal system: bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves.


Contact details

Orthopaedic Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (OCATS)
Health Services at Wolves
The Martin Dawes Stand
Winwick Road
Warrington
WA2 7NE

Tel: 01925 251407
Email: alwch.warringtonphysio1@nhs.net