If you are registered with a GP in Derbyshire, you can use the GetUBetter app or website for free. Please click the link or scan the QR code below to get started.

We encourage you to first explore GetUBetter before referring for physiotherapy. GetU Better provides useful information to help you start to manage your condition at home. This includes advice and exercises which are specific to your needs. It also provides information about when and where to seek further medical advice.

You can use the GetUBetter app or website for free. Please click the link or scan the QR code to get started.

If you need an appointment for an Outpatient Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy assessment, GetUBetter will direct you to this service. You can also self-refer at any time via the GetUBetter app or website. GetUBetter can help you to monitor and manage your symptoms while you wait for an appointment.

If you need an appointment with our Outpatient Musculoskeletal Therapy team, for people aged 18 years and above, you can also self-refer to our service.

You can self-refer to musculoskeletal physiotherapy either online or via telephone:


Self-referral form


Please telephone - 01246 512173 to self-refer.

Phone line open from 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.


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There are also a range of resources available via national charities, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, as well as support available locally to help you keep healthy and active.

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If outside the UK OR UK plus another country...

Do you have a EHIC card or other document to show that you're entitled to free NHS care?

If your GP surgery is not listed, please contact your GP direct for them to refer to us directly.

Are your symptoms worsening? Required
Are you off work/unable to care for a dependant because of this problem? Required
Have you experienced any unexpected weight loss in the last 6 months? Required


If you are suffering from Upper Back/ Lower Back, Hip/Groin or Leg pain referrals have you had any changes regarding the following since your pain started:

  • Bladder or bowel problems
    • Increasing difficulty when you try to urinate
    • increasing difficulty when you try to stop or control your flow of urine
    • loss of sensation when you pass urine, leaking urine or recent need to use pads
    • inability of knowing when your bladder is either full or empty
    • inability to stop bowel movement or leaking
    • loss of sensation when you pass a bowel motion
  • Loss of sensation / tingling around genitals, back passage, buttocks or inner thighs
  • Erectile or ejaculation problems or loss of sensation in genitals during sexual intercourse
  • Loss of sensation/ tingling or numbness in both legs
  • Sudden onset of pain that refers into both of your legs
  • Weakness in foot (i.e. floppy foot or inability to lift front of foot when walking)

If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the above call NHS 111 or go to A+E IMMEDIATELY


‘Cauda Equina Syndrome’, although rare, can cause a permanent change to your bladder and/or bowel function, or foot strength. Cauda Equina Syndrome is a condition which can occur when the nerves at the base of the spinal cord become squeezed in the spinal canal. This can happen quite suddenly or gradually. It can cause pain in the lower back and/or legs, numbness, or weakness in one or both legs, in the buttocks or between the legs (the ‘saddle region’). It can also cause problems with bladder or bowel control and sexual function.

I have read the above and the statements and they do not apply to me Required
I am affected by symptoms listed above and will follow the advice Required