Conditions

Our Occupational Health physiotherapists are experts in work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. We provide expert assessment and treatment of a number of conditions including repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), back and neck pain, work-relevant MSK disorders such as sports injuries or complex pain conditions, as well as age-related MSK disorders often associated with an aging workforce such as arthritis and joint pain. Furthermore, we can provide post-operative rehabilitation following surgical procedures such as joint replacement and carpal tunnel decompression.

Through health promotion activities, symptom management, appropriate return to work planning and working closely with employer representatives and other available teams (such as mental health and foot care clinics), our Occupational Health physiotherapy services are able to improve employee wellbeing, ensure legal compliance, reduce sickness absence and presenteeism, and help employers plan for the future.

In order to provide an effective and efficient service, we offer a wide range of services to support your business and employees. These might include:

  • Health and wellbeing resources
  • Health promotion activities
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as group exercise classes or massage*
  • Risk assessments
  • Ergonomic workplace assessments (including DSE assessments)
  • Manual handling/DSE user/DSE assessor training
  • Telephone based, or face-to-face triage and advice services
  • Individual assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including return to work planning*
  • Work hardening programmes*
  • Functional capacity or fitness for work assessments*

*these can be on-site or within our private clinic

It is important as job demands increase and we are faced with an ageing workforce that we prioritise employee health and wellbeing in the workplace. Our Occupational Health Team are passionate about supporting companies to achieve a happy, healthy workforce by tailoring our physiotherapy service to the specific needs of your company.

For further information about the specific conditions we treat please see the individual conditions pages.

At Physiotherapy Matters, we offer a wide range of treatments to common ailments.

Whiplash

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is the common term for the acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck which may occur in a […]

Neck Pain

What is neck pain? Neck pain is very common and in most cases it is not a serious problem. Generally […]

Arthritis

The two major types of Arthritis Inflammatory Arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis. This is an ‘autoimmune’ disease in which the […]

Low Back Pain

Back pain is extremely common and can often be split into two ‘types’ of pain Non-specific back pain Non-specific means […]

Headaches

Headaches are a common complaint – with a common solution, painkillers. Physiotherapy Matters offers specialist headache treatment in Newcastle and […]

Sports Injuries

Injuries are commonplace in sport. A structured warm-up, stretching session and cool down can help prevent injuries from occurring. Physiotherapy […]

Subacromial Pain Syndrome

What is subacromial pain syndrome? Subacromial pain, also known as rotator cuff related shoulder pain, is a condition affecting structures […]

Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The Achilles tendon stems from the gastrocnemius and soleus muscle in the calf and attaches into […]

Frozen shoulder

What is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as ‘adhesive capsulitis’, is a condition in which the shoulder joint becomes […]

Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy of the wrist extensor tendons, which attach at the lateral epicondyle […]

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No matter whether your condition was caused by a sport, work accident or otherwise, we welcome the chance to serve you.

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