Referrals

Musculoskeletal Injection Therapy Clinic – Information for Clinicians

The injection clinic at Life Fit Wellness offers steroid (+/- local anaesthetic) and hyaluronic acid (Ostenil) injections and is delivered by Advanced Practice Physiotherapist, Stewart Kerr.  We are happy to take referrals for MSK injections and a referral form can be found here which can be scanned and emailed to us.

Injections can be effective as part of a comprehensive management plan for many musculoskeletal conditions but may not be suitable for everyone.  Often an injection can be a useful addition to a thorough rehabilitation program and therefore every effort is made to facilitate a seamless package of care alongside rehabilitation and other conservative management strategies.

Prior to their appointment your patient will be given an information leaflet to read thoroughly and will be given an opportunity to discuss any questions prior to their injection. The patient’s appointment will include a thorough clinical examination, an appropriate injection if indicated, and a report back to the referrer.  If on-going rehabilitation is required they will be referred back to a referring therapist or if referred by a G.P. or other non-rehabilitation clinician, post-injection physiotherapy can be arranged as required.

Common conditions that may be conducive to injection therapy include:

Shoulder
– Subacromial pain / bursitis
– Acromio-clavicular (AC) joint pain
– Frozen Shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
– Glenohumeral joint (shoulder ball & socket joint) arthritis

Elbow
– Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
– Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis)
– Olecranon bursitis

Hand & Wrist
– Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
– Trigger finger
– Tenosynovitis of the thumb and finger tendons (inflammation of the tendon sheath)
– Base of thumb arthritis
– Finger arthritis

Hip
– Trochanteric bursitis (lateral hip pain)
– Ishcial bursitis (base of pelvis / ‘sit bone’ pain)

Knee
– Knee osteoarthritis
– Pre-patellar and infrapatellar bursitis
– Pes anserine bursitis
– Iliotibial band bursitis

Ankle
– Ankle osteoarthritis
– 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint (big toe / bunion) arthritis
– Morton’s neuroma
– Retrocalcaneal bursitis (back of heel)

If you would like any further details on the injection therapy clinic or would like to discuss a patient in more detail please contact the clinic on 01324 614044 or EMAIL