Joints and Muscle Problems - Self Help

Helpful links to information, advice and exercises

Dr Joanna Morton has compiled this great resource for anyone suffering with common musculoskeletal problems. These are problems involving pain and/or mobility with your bones, joints and muscles. They do not just affect the elderly and they can lead to other problems; physical and mental, if they persist. 

There is a good, local NHS physiotherapy service to which you can self-refer (link lower down this page), but by reading the information here, and perhaps trying some of the exercises, you might be able to help your own recovery before making an appointment or whilst waiting to attend one.

Some of the links take you to other websites and some open leaflets or exercise sheets which you can download and print.

You will note that some of the resources are from the Oxfordshire service. The information and advice they contain is excellent, but, for obvious reasons, you will not be able to access any of the NHS Oxfordshire area services mentioned on their pages.

We are very grateful to Physio-logical, which is a private physiotherapy, back pain and sports injury clinic in Havant; they have kindly shared their exercise sheets and you can download these by clicking the links below.

Further MSK Resources

All of the resources above are chosen and recommended by our own clinical team. If you would like some alternative information to add to our list, MSKR have a great set of resources on their website here.