Musculoskeletal spinal interface service contact information

Musculoskeletal spinal interface department, Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital, Barncoose Terrace, Redruth, TR15 3ER

Call 01209 318 099

Email the musculoskeletal spinal interface team

Spinal interface service

The aim of this page is to provide you with information about our service and a range of information and exercise videos that have been developed for patients with low back pain and sciatica.

Who we are

We are a team of specialist physiotherapists with expertise in managing low back pain and sciatica. We accept referrals from your doctor, practice team, physiotherapists or other musculoskeletal practitioners working within NHS departments in Cornwall.

Team members

  • Steven Iliffe, Lead Spinal Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Joan Stewart, Spinal Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Sarah Edwards, Spinal Specialist Physiotherapist
  • Richard Keates, Spinal Specialist Physiotherapist

Attending your spinal interface appointment

Face-to-face appointment

If we have arranged a face-to-face appointment for you, you should receive an appointment letter detailing the date, time and location Read this carefully and report to the designated department reception.

If this is your first appointment, we also send you some forms to fill out to further help us evaluate your problem. Fill out the forms and bring all letters along with your current medication list to your appointment.

Occasionally, you may be contacted directly by telephone at short notice is a cancellation occurs. In this case you may not receive a letter.

Telephone appointment

If we have arranged a telephone consultation for you, we will ring you as near as possible to the time stated on your appointment letter. Do not attend the hospital.

To enable this service to run efficiently, please ensure that we have your correct daytime telephone number. Our call will appear as an unknown number, so if your telephone does not accept these calls, notify us with an alternative number so we can reach you.

If the time or date of your appointment is not convenient, call 01209 318 099 to make alternative arrangements.

If you do not answer your call and do not contact us to organise an alternative appointment, we will be obliged to remove you from our waiting list and you will be discharged from our service.

Spinal interface clinics

Spinal interface patient exercises

Exercise and lifestyle changes can be a useful way to manage low back and sciatic leg pains.

Consistency over time is usually more effective than doing too much in one go and potentially flaring symptoms. If you find a particular exercise uncomfortable then fast forward onto the next.

The following videos provide a good starting point however remember to start gently and ease in.



Tai Chi

Spinal interface information and educational resources