Physio Direct can be contacted on 0300 555 0210 (local rate). For residents registered with GP practice in Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire - press option 1, Monday – Friday 1pm - 5pm.
A Senior Chartered Physiotherapist will be at the end of the phone to take your call. The length of telephone calls vary, on average it will take about 20 minutes.
You will be asked a number of questions about your problem and how it is affecting your daily life, your current medication and any other relevant information to aid making a diagnosis. Then the most appropriate way to manage your problem can be determined, either:
1. Advice only
2. Advice and appropriate exercises may be sent to you in the post
3. An appointment may be arranged for you
College Physiotherapy is for those unable to access early assessment and treatment of their joint or soft tissue problem. Please contact the College Nurse, if you would like an appointment. The College Physiotherapist is Karen White. Referrals are made to her, if appropriate, depending on need. Physiotherapy appointments are held in College, room O5, most Thursday afternoons during Term. Appointments are 40 minutes long and free of charge, although there is a £40 charge for missed appointments. Appointments are limited.
(Alternatively, Physiotherapy appointments may be available with the Jesus College Physiotherapist, Luke Bowman. Please email for an appointment. Initial assessments = £35, follow up treatment = £30.)
Upper Limb Disorder (ULD), formerly known as Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
The following sources of information and advice are available:
- The Occupational Health Service covers computer and laboratory health
- The Health and Safety Executive has information about ULDs, including guidance about the use of display screen equipment (DSE) or a visual display unit (VDU)
The Assistive Technology Team in the University Information Services can offer advice.