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Musculoskeletal and Manual Medicine Service
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine 
60 Great Ormond Street 

Other referral information

Referrals are only accepted by e-referral from GPs or by tertiary referral by letter from authorised healthcare professionals.

UCLH service name

e-referral specialty

Clinic type

Musculoskeletal and Manual Medicine Service


Musculoskeletal,  Spinal Disorders

Musculoskeletal and Manual Medicine Service


Complementary Medicine

Musculoskeletal / Rheumatology

Referral address

Musculoskeletal and Manual Medicine Service
The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine 
60 Great Ormond Street 

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.

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 ageing process.

  • 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

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
  • Injection therapy

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. Following your treatment, you will be referred to your GP.

If your appointment is more than 24 hours away, please change or cancel it by using the online form below or calling us on 020 3456 7890.

If your appointment is within the next 24 hrs please call us on 020 3456 7890.

If you have any non-urgent queries regarding your appointment or our services, please email us at and we will respond to you within 72 hours.

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.

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