First Contact Physiotherapy

First Contact Practitioner (FCP) is a new model evolving UK. It involves placing physiotherapists directly into GP practices and to treat patients who come into the clinic with musculoskeletal problems.

Patients with MSK conditions bypass the appointment with a GP, and go straight to get help with a specialist physiotherapist. Instead of the traditional method where they are seen by the GP then referred for a physio appointment which can take up to 6 weeks or more.