Main telephone number:
020 8401 3000

Adult physiotherapy - Community Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (CIMS) provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.



The adult physiotherapy - community integrated musculoskeletal service offers extensive treatment facilities throughout the borough to enable easy access for patients. The service treats a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions such as muscles, nerves, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and soft tissue injury. The service is provided for adults (over 16). Patients under the age of 16 will be seen by the paediatric physiotherapy department.

What we offer

  • A single point of access for all musculoskeletal conditions
  • Focus on self-management and prevention
  • Deliver the right care, at the right time for patients
  • Timely access to all aspects of care
  • High quality evidence based care
  • A shared decision making approach
  • World class customer service to patients and referring clinicians

A named physiotherapist for each GP practice to offer education and clinical advice.

Services provided:

  • Rapid access self-management education sessions for:
    • Low back pain (Croydon University Hospital/Purley Hospital)
    • Neck pain (Croydon University Hospital/Purley Hospital)
    • Knee osteoarthritis
    • Pregnancy related pain
    • Total Knee Replacement rehabilitation
    • Total Hip Replacement rehabilitation
  • Rapid access shoulder triage clinics
  • Two well-equipped rehabilitation gyms running a range of exercises classes all day every day (Croydon University Hospital/Purley Hospital)
  • Physiotherapy
    • Bespoke exercise prescriptions
    • Education and advice
    • Hydrotherapy
    • Manual therapy
  • Hand therapy
    • Specialist rehabilitation
    • Custom Splinting
  • Exercise Instructors
    • 1:1 Rehabilitation
    • Leading exercise class provision in partnership with the physiotherapy team
  • Consultant Physiotherapist and Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioners
    • Access to all diagnostic testing
    • Injection therapy
    • Work up and arrangement of orthopaedic/ rheumatology consultant management

Direct listing for orthopaedic surgery where appropriate.

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