Northumberland

Joint Musculoskeletal & Pain Service

03301 244 652

Our phone lines are currently open Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 16.00 and Friday 8.30 – 13.00

This service supports patient self-referral via PhysioNow

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  • We are experiencing a higher level of demand so your wait to speak with us may be longer than normal. We thank you for your patience.

  • This service is provided in partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  • For more information regarding the service please visit www.northumbria.nhs.uk/our-services/musculoskeletal/

Our Northumberland Services

The local services in your area include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy for MSK conditions involves the assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, spinal discs, nerves and other structures to keep you moving.

  • PhysioLine
  • In some cases, your GP may refer you to PhysioLine; a contact and assessment service completed over the phone by a Chartered Physiotherapist. PhysioLine has proven to be an extremely effective way for patients to speak with a physiotherapist quickly (usually within 2-4 days) and start managing their problem straightaway. By using PhysioLine you can access specialist guidance and support, while causing as little disruption as possible to your normal routine.

  • Pain Service
  • Our community pain teams are made up of medical consultants, specialist physiotherapists, clinical psychologists and nurse specialists. Everyone specialises in chronic pain and works closely as a team to support people struggling to live with this. Unfortunately it is not always possible to cure pain but our team will help you find ways to manage your pain and lead a better quality of life. They can help you start doing more of what matters to you without making the pain worse and to manage flare ups. The team can also support you with the emotional impact of living with pain.

Meet your Northumberland team

Samantha McIntyre

Regional Manager

Helen Robson

Clinical Operational Group Business Partner

Mike Smith

Operational Service Manager

Hannah Docx

Team Leader

Karen Lawless

Physiotherapy Team Leader

Jess Norris

Physiotherapy Team Leader

Robert Tyler

Clinical Lead

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Patient Resources

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View videos, exercise guides, fact sheets and resources covering all areas of the body as well as falls, rheumatology and pain.

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