The Edinburgh Community Physiotherapy Service accepts referrals for patients aged 14 and above from three main sources:

  • Via your GP (GPs please use Gateway Referral Form)

You will first need to make an appointment with your GP and then ask to be referred to see a physiotherapist. Please note that referral to physiotherapy will ultimately be at the discretion of your GP.

  • Via a hospital consultant

It is usually standard procedure that, if you have received hospital-based treatment (e.g. fracture care, joint surgery), you will be referred to a physiotherapist for follow-up rehabilitation. This will either take place at the hospital where you were treated or, if it is more convenient for you, at a NHS community physiotherapy clinic.

Last Reviewed: 04/05/2016