Get U Better App
The getUBetter app is provided free of charge by Lambeth CCG for patients registered at The Vauxhall Surgery. It can be accessed on a Smartphone or on the Web and guides you day-by-day through a sequence of exercises and tips to help you get better from a range of new or recurrent musculoskeletal conditions:
• Lower back pain
• Back and leg pain
• Neck Pain
• Shoulder Pain
• Ankle Pain
• Knee Pain
• Soft Tissue Lower Limb
You will be referred to the app by one of our GPs or Physio, or you can self-register by clicking on the image.
Please use an email address that is unique to you and select the condition you need help to manage. You will then be sent an email with all the information you need to get started.
You can download the getUBetter app to your Smartphone for easiest access or use the Webapp
If you develop another condition select your new condition from within the app and it will be added to your account.
The app will also connect you to your local; treatment, healthcare providers or support services if needed like Physiotherapy.
First Contact Physiotherapists
You can now book a consultation with the specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist at your GP practice for muscle, bone or joint problems as an alternative to a GP. The reception staff can discuss and book your appointment.
Who is the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP)?
The FCP is a physiotherapist who is an expert and has specialised in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. They have additional qualifications and training to work in this position.
What can the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) do for me?
The FCP can:
– Assess you and diagnose your problem
– Provide expert advice on how to manage your condition
– Offer injection therapy where appropriate
– When clinically indicated, arrange onward referral for:
- Investigations (such as blood tests, X-rays or MRI scans)
- Physiotherapy treatment
- Consultant opinion
- All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
- Arthritis – of any joint
- Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains)
- Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
- Other spine related problems such as sciatica
What can the First Contact Physiotherapist (FCP) CANNOT see you for?
- If you are feeling unwell
- If you are under 16 years of age
- For medical management of rheumatoid conditions
- For women’s health, antenatal and post-natal problems
- For medication reviews
- For neurological and respiratory conditions
- For headaches
- For a mental health crises