Musculoskeletal Community Sessions

Trafford Local Care Organisation will be running several Musculoskeletal Community Sessions at venues across Trafford over 2024-25.

Community appointment days are an opportunity for patients who have been referred to physiotherapy to gain quicker access to treatment and advice.

You can attend a local leisure centre for a physiotherapy/podiatry session and also access a whole host of additional services, advice and education to help you manage your condition, health and wellbeing. You can see as many or as few services as you like.

Our teams of physiotherapists, podiatrists and advanced practitioners, as well as other support staff, will provide assessment and support to address what matters most to you.

What should I expect?

  • Assessment and health conversations with physiotherapists and other advanced clinical practitioners
  • Rehabilitation and advice sessions
  • Access to information and rehabilitation programmes specific to your condition
  • Referral for investigations where appropriate
  • Information stalls from community groups such as Trafford Leisure, Mile Shy Club and Age UK
  • Support with long-term conditions.

Book your session

The pilot event will be taking place on Wednesday 3rd July at Partington Sports Village, Partington, Trafford M31 4ES.

To help manage the number of people attending throughout the day, we need you to choose a time to attend. The links below will take you to the Eventbrite website where you can book your free place at your preferred time. Click on the times below to book.

You do not need to attend for the full 90 minutes, you can see as many services and organisations as you’d like to.

9.00am to 10.30am

10.00am to 11.30am

11.00am to 12.30pm

1.00pm to 2.30pm

2.00pm to 3.30pm

DO NOT attend the community appointment day if you have not been referred to our service. We legally will not be able to treat you. This event is ONLY for people who have been referred to Trafford Local Care Organisation’s physiotherapy service.

If you have any of the following symptoms, we would recommend that you do not attend the event and seek advice from your GP:

  • Unexplained weight loss of more than 5% over the last four weeks
  • Severe night pain
  • New onset of night sweats
  • Constant severe pain, not eased by movement
  • Recent trauma such as a fall from a height or road traffic accident (in the last 6 weeks)
  • Pins and needles/numbness/weakness in both arms or legs
  • Altered sensation in the genital area
  • New changes to or loss of bladder control or urine retention
  • New changes to or loss of bowel control
  • Recent unsteadiness on your feet.

We would like to take some photographs on the day of the event which may result in patients being in the background. If you do not wish to be in any photographs, please let us know when you arrive at the event.

If you have any questions that are not covered by the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below, please contact


Do I have to attend a community appointment day?
No, you can choose to remain on the physiotherapy waiting list to receive routine assessment and treatment at one of the hospital sites.

Will there be events held in other leisure centres?
Yes, we are looking to carry out events throughout Autumn 2024 in Sale, Stretford and Altrincham.

Do I need to book a time slot?
Yes all patients who plan to attend will need to book an arrival timeslot through Eventbrite. There are 5 slots to choose from.

What will happen on the day?
You can go to as many or as few of the stations as you wish, at your own pace. You can choose to access the support and resources that are most important to you. You will be given a patient passport that you can keep. Here you can record information and personal notes from the services you visited.

How long will the session last?
You can spend as much or as little time as you wish at the event. You do not have to attend every station if you don’t wish to.

Can I bring a friend or family member?
Due to space restrictions we ask that you attend alone unless you need support from a carer.

What happens if I need an interpreter?
Please let us know on the booking form so that we can arrange an interpreter for you. Alternatively, are welcome to attend the event with a family member to interpret on the day.

Will I be able to have investigations such as X-rays and scans?
There will be staff there on the day who can refer you for investigations if you need them.

What happens if I need further physiotherapy after the event?
You will have the option to contact us and opt back in for treatment if you need it. You will have up to 8 weeks after the event to do this.

If I opt back in, will I have to go to the back of the queue for the waiting list?
No. You will retain your place in the queue on the waiting list.