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Who are we?

  • We are a team of Chartered Physiotherapists (CP) registered with the Health Professions Council. 
  • Physiotherapists treat the human body and its movement using physical approaches, thereby reducing pain, restoring function and enabling you to manage your condition.
  • We are part of a multi-disciplinary team and work closely with many professionals including Orthotists, Podiatrists and Consultants throughout many specialist services. 

What services to the physiotherapy team provide?

  • Physiotherapists cover many areas, to find out more about a specialist service please choose from links below:
  • Out-patients (Musculoskeletal services)
  • In-Patients (Ward based services)
  • Community (From homes to health centres)

How can I access the service?

  • Your GP or consultant.
  • Self-referral (for outpatient services only, please complete and return the self referral form, which can be obtained from your GP practice, the physiotherapy deptartment or downloaded from the link under 'Related publications' to the right of this page).  This service is only accessible for ages 16+.

Where are the services delivered?

  • Darlington Memorial Hospital - 01325 743 116
  • Bishop Auckland Hospital - 01388 455 422
  • Richardson Community Hospital - 01833 696 573
  • Sedgefield Community Hospital - 01740 626 661
  • Chester-le-Street Community Hospital - 0191 387 6330
  • Shotley Bridge Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Durham - 0191 333 2591
  • Plus many GP practices.

What do I need to remember? 

  • Please wear suitable clothing for examination and exercise.
  • Please arrive on time and contact the deptartment if unable to attend for any reason.
  • Inform the deptartment if you need any additional help, e.g. interpreter, chaperone, etc.

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital