Musculoskeletal (MSK)

Go direct ⇒ The musculoskeletal physiotherapy service can help support, diagnose and provide treatment for those suffering with muscle or joint problems.   

There is no need to see a GP first, feel free to contact us directly. Images of skeletal models including a hand, knee, joint and hip

We are open to all East Lothian residents aged 16 or over.

Please call Tel: 0300 369 0680  Monday – Friday 9am - 11:30am to arrange a telephone consultation with an advanced physiotherapy practitioner.

You will speak to a physiotherapist directly within 48 hours of contacting our service who will be able to assess and help you over the phone, before making a plan for any ongoing management needed. 

This may include offering a face-to-face appointment at

  • East Lothian Community Hospital, Haddington
  • Musselburgh Primary Care Centre
  • Dunbar Medical Practice
  • Edington Community Hospital, North Berwick 

I was really delighted with the service I received from the MSK line.  My phone call with the physiotherapist was very thorough, assessing my range of movements.  Shortly after the call I received an email with a range of exercises which significantly helped to ease the pain.

What is Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy?

Musculoskeletal conditions are those which affect the bones, muscles, tendons and joints - such as back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, sprains and strains.

MSK Physiotherapy Services help support people with MSK problems through education, advice, movement, exercise and other approaches.


Support your recovery at home 

East Lothian Rehabilitation Service's Body Map can direct you self-help advice and exercises that you can carry out in your home. 

View the Physiotherapy Body Map