Main Address

  • MSK CATS and Physiotherapy Services
    Whittington Health
    St Annís Hospital
    Therapies Centre,
    Q Block,
    St Annís Road
  • N15 3TH
  • 020 3224 4744
The Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (MSK CATS) is a Community care based assessment, diagnostic and management service run by MSK Specialist Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners and Doctors. These are expert clinicians with many years of experience in Musculoskeletal medicine with close links with Hospital staff and Consultants in Radiology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Pain Services.


This service is for:
  • Musculoskeletal patients for whom conservative management has not worked
  • Assessment of complex musculoskeletal problems
  • Patients that may be suitable for peripheral soft tissue or joint steroid injections
  • Screening of patients who may need secondary care intervention.

This service provides:
  • Expert musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and management planning
  • Assessment for suitability and delivery of soft tissue and joint steroid injections
  • Direct referral for investigations (MRI, US, Xray, EMG/ NCS, bloods)
  • Streamlined onward referral into secondary care if necessary
  • Referral to MSK Physiotherapy and Podiatry
  • Self management advice, reassurance and explanation

Musculoskeletal Clinical Assessment and Treatment exclusion criteria (exceptions for direct referral to secondary care):
  • Screened systemic inflammatory disease requiring medical management
  • Suspicion of serious pathology (malignancy, infection, etc)
  • Signs of cord compression / cauda equina syndrome
  • Suspicion of recent fracture requiring intervention
  • Age under 18 years

This service is provided at:
Bounds Green Health Centre
1A Gordon Road
N11 2PA

Holloway Community Health Centre

11 Hornsey Street
N7 8GG
Tel: 020 3316 8840
Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre
151 Park Road
N8 8JD
Tel: 020 3074 2720

Lordship Lane Primary Care Health Centre
239 Lordship Lane
N17 6AA
Tel: 020 3224 4111
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm†
(Some appointment availability between 8am - 5pm)
Last updated03 Sep 2020
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