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Community Musculoskeletal Assessment and Physiotherapy Service (CMAPS)

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About CMAPS:

The CMAPS service provides physiotherapy care to patients across Dudley who have either developed or are managing a musculoskeletal condition such as osteoarthritis, back pain, injuries sustained after an accident, work related conditions & sporting injuries.  The service consists of three strands that are explained in the graphic below.  The service aim is to ensure that anyone with a musculoskeletal complaint can access the right clinician at the earliest point in their journey and is then subsequently supported within the service in a timely manner.  The service prides itself on embracing innovative practice & technology to delivering high quality care within an environment that is accessible for individual patient needs.

How to access the service:

For First Contact Physiotherapy please call your own GP booking line and ask the care navigator if you can see their First Contact Physiotherapist.

Otherwise speak to your GP and they can refer you in to CMAPS directly.

For any enquires  please contact our administrative team on 01385 321605.

Patient Feedback

We really value patient feedback to help improve the service, so please tell us about your experience within the service via the link below:

Community Friends and Family Survey


Support and advice for self-managing your condition

Resource document for managing most common musculoskeletal conditions

Managing your bone, joint or muscle pain

Peripheral Joints:

Free online programme for managing hip and knee osteoarthritis

Advice and management of shoulder pain

Lower leg tendinopathy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Low back pain support & management tips:

Acute low back pain

Management advice for back pain

Back pain and cauda equina warning signs

CSP Desk Exercises

Advice on managing persistent pain:

Persistent pain

Advice to help manage persistent pain

Pain Management Guide Book – Honest Physio

BeeFree – support for those with pain and mental health challenges

A guide to helping children understand chronic pain

Physical Activity Guidelines

Physical activity guidance for children & young people 5 to 18 years

Physical activity guidance for adults & older adults

Physical activity guidance for pregnant women

Physical activity guidance for women after childbirth to 12 months

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:

  • Community Health & Social Care Centres

Where to find us

  • Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre, Venture Way, DY5 1RU

Telephone numbers

  • (01384) 321605

Service details

Clinical directorate

  • Community Services and Integrated Care