Musculoskeletal and Manual Medicine Service (RLHIM) 

  • What is musculoskeletal medicine?

    This concerns the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system and the impact of these conditions on your everyday life.

    It incorporates aspects of physical therapy, spinal manipulation, joint, ligament and muscle injections, exercise therapy and education with the intent also of helping patients recognise and adjust lifestyle factors that may be maintaining their condition.

    The team includes Musculoskeletal Physicians and Allied Health Professionals.

  • What are musculoskeletal conditions?

    Musculoskeletal conditions include common ailments such as neck and back pain in addition to discomfort in muscles and joints. Symptoms can result from injury, lack of exercise, inflammation, infection, or the normal aging process.
  • What conditions are suitable for musculoskeletal referral?

    • Back and Neck pain
    • Sciatic pain
    • Shoulder, arm and hand pain
    • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
    • Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain.
    • Joint pain and stiffness
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Headache
    • Repetitive strain injuries
    • Sports related injuries
    • Muscle, tendon and ligament pain
  • What does musculoskeletal medicine involve?

    This facilitates recovery with a range of treatments that are delivered together with active participation in group-based exercise and educational programs. This includes:

    • Exercise therapy
    • Manual Therapy
    • Physiotherapy
    • Pain Education
    • Postural Advice
    • Podiatry
    • Injection therapy
  • Your appointment

    If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP.

    On completion of your treatment program you will be referred back to your GP.

  • Professional education and training

    The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.
Dr Nicholas Straiton Musculoskeletal and Manual Medicine Service (RLHIM)

 Contact details

Musculoskeletal medicine
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
Nutrition and dietetics
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004
Email: (not for referrals)

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: (not for referrals)