Go2Physio – refer yourself to NHS physio without seeing your GP

You can access NHS physiotherapy without going to your GP first with go2physio.


Physiotherapists are physical activity specialists working with you to enable you to manage your condition.


Physiotherapists are expertly skilled to assess, diagnose and manage patients with musculoskeletal conditions much in the same was as doctors.


Musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle or joint problems like back pain, knee pain or sprains are best managed by physiotherapists.


Physiotherapists can transform people’s lives by:

  • Reducing pain
  • Improving quality of life
  • Keeping people out of hospital
  • Reducing disability
  • Reversing the deterioration of conditions


Physiotherapists will ensure that you will receive the most up to date and effective evidence based treatments for your problem. Some physiotherapists are also qualified to administer injections or prescribe drugs without seeing your GP or pharmacist. For information about pain relief, please visit www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pain/Pages/Whichpainkiller


To self-refer via go2physio you must meet these criteria:

  • You must be a Salford resident OR be registered with a Salford GP
  • You must be 16 or over


If you do not meet these criteria your referral will be rejected. Please see your GP. 


To refer yourself to physiotherapy, visit www.srft.nhs.uk/go2physio