Back Pack

Back Pack is for patients who experience recurrent acute back pain episodes that have caused disruption and incapacity. They are at risk of decline towards more severe effects and this course aims to reverse the deconditioning and to build knowledge and confidence in reducing the risks for future back problems. 

Back Pack accepts referrals from

  • GPs, physiotherapists
  • Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS)
  • spinal surgery services at Southmead Hospital Bristol
  • Pain Clinic at Southmead Hospital Bristol.

Please include within the referral letter details of the patients’ history, previous treatments, current medication, and any relevant medical or social history  that would help our service to assess and support your patient effectively.

Once we have received the referral, we will invite your patient to attend an introductory meeting so that they can find out more about Back Pack. After this there is then an individual assessment with the specialist physiotherapist prior to starting the course.