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General Health

  • Patient UK - You will find up-to-date health information leaflets provided by GPs to patients on a wide range of medical conditions, including musculoskeletal conditions.

  • Back Care - Back Care is a registered charity that aims to reduce the burden of back pain by providing information and support, promoting good practice and funding research. You will find information sheets and downloads by clicking on BackCare's Library.

  • Health & Safety Executive - Health and Safety Executive provides information on causes of musculoskeletal disorders and their prevention with reference to the industry you work in. Advice on back pain is also included.

  • NHS inform - NHS inform is a national health information service in Scotland. The website offers information, advice and tips to people with joint or muscle problems.

  • Painful Shoulder - This website, created by Andrew Brooksbank, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Glasgow, gives information on common shoulder pathologies and their surgical management.

Musicians' Health

  • Musicians' Health Scotland - Patrice has a special clinical interest in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries affecting performing artists, especially musicians, and he developed this website to this effect. He set up a Musicians' Clinic in 2002 in Glasgow, initially with the help of the Musicians Union Scotland (MU) and, in 2004, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM). He is also involved in health promotion and prevention of playing-related musculoskeletal disorders.

Health Professions

  • Acupuncture - The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) is affiliated to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Its principal aim is the integration of Acupuncture into Physiotherapy Practice for the treatment of pain and systemic illness. AACP maintains a register of acupuncture practitioners, of which Patrice is a member.

  • MACP - The Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists is a group of Chartered Physiotherapists who have undertaken extensive postgraduate training and reached a recognised standard of excellence in neuromusculoskeletal physiotherapy.

  • CSP - The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the professional educational and trade union body for UK Chartered Physiotherapists. It aims to support its members and help them to provide the highest standards of patient care.

  • HCPC - The Health and Care Professions Council is the regulator of Health Professions, including Physiotherapy. The HCPC keeps a register of health professionals who meet HCPC standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.



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