First Contact Physiotherapy

What does a First Contact Physiotherapist do?

Our First Contact Physiotherapists can assess patients with any soft tissue, muscle or joint pain e.g. back pain, hand pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries etc. The Physiotherapist will assess the issue and then decide on the most appropriate next steps, such as giving you exercises to use, requesting an x-ray, referring you for further treatment.

This is for patients aged 18 and over.

Appointment Information


  • 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 an appointment

You can book an appointment the following ways:

  • Via E-Consultation – We recommend using the online consultation service, this helps keep the phone lines free for those who need to get through to us via telephone such as the elderly, housebound and those without internet access.
  • By telephone 0113 2744777
  • In person

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).

Get Directions

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.

Get Directions

If you would like directions, you can use the Moovit website to plan your journey. This will give you public transport options and directions.