First Contact Physiotherapist

What does a First Contact Physiotherapist do?

The First Contact Physiotherapists can assess patients with:

  • Soft tissue
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries

They will assess the issue and then decide on the next steps. Examples include:

  • Giving you exercises to use
  • Requesting an x-ray
  • Referring you for further treatment.

This is for patients aged 18 and over.

Appointment Information


  • Mondays: 10:30 to 15:30 at Ireland Wood Surgery with Tom
  • Tuesdays: 8:00 to 15:10 at Burton Croft Surgery with Rob
  • Wednesdays: 13:20 to 15:30 at Ireland Wood Surgery with Helen
  • Thursdays: 8:00 to 11:30 at The Cardigan Centre with Rob
  • Saturdays: 8:00 to 15:30 at Ireland Wood Surgery (Please note this is every fortnight)

How to Book

You can book in for an appointment by calling us, sending an online request or by popping into reception. You will be offered the next available appointment.

Location Information

Ireland Wood Surgery (LS16 6FR)

Public Transport: You can get the number 6 Bus (going to Holt Park) or the 19 bus (going to Ireland Wood).

The Cardigan Centre (LS6 1LJ)

Public Transport: The 19 and 19A buses (going to Garforth) stop close to the Cardigan Centre. Buses 50, 50A and 49 (going to town centre) stop on Burley Road, there is a 6 minute walk from this stop. Burley Park train station is close by, and is a 7 minute walk from/to the Cardigan Centre.