Canterbury & West Coast Musculoskeletal Service

​​​​​​Who we are

Canterbury and West Coast Musculoskeletal Service is a publicly funded service for patients with non-urgent musculoskeletal conditions that do not require surgery.

The Musculoskeletal Specialty focuses on problems, including pain, in muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bones. The exception to this is inflammatory joint disease which is usually dealt with by Rheumatologists.

Orthopaedic Surgeons deal with the surgical management of these problems.

Many patients presenting with these problems respond well to a non-surgical approach. ​​



Patients receive a free 30 minute consultation with a registered Musculoskeletal Specialist at a Community Clinic.



​Referrals are accepted for patients who are registered with a medical practice in Canterbury or the West Coast districts.


New patients

Once we receive a written referral from your registered medical practitioner, you will be invited to book an appointment at one...


Community Clinics

Once you receive a referral confirmation you can book an appointment at one of our community clinics


Contact us

How to contact the Canterbury & West Coast Musculoskeletal Service

Page last reviewed: 22 May 2018