Our services are evidence-based and focus on engagement, self-management and empowering employees to look after their own health.
We advocate being active and use a combination of proactive self-help and preventative approaches as well as clinic-based treatments and classes.
Physiotherapy self-referral form
Physiotherapy self-referrals offer employees the opportunity to access support for musculoskeletal issues they may be facing at work.Newcastle OHS – Newcaste OHS – Self referral form for physiotherapy team
Management referral to OHS form
If a manager has any concerns about the effects of work on an employee’s health, or the effects of an employee’s health on their ability to work: referral to OHS should be considered. OHS offers advice to managers and can assist employees with their health problems.Newcastle OHS – Management referral to OHS form
What we can help with?
Health promotion / wellbeing campaigns, departmental specific training, musculoskeletal screening and self-help leaflets.
One to one Physiotherapy assessments, workplace and ergonomic assessments
Treatment / advice
Telephone and face to face consultations at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital sites.
1:1 gym-based rehabilitation sessions at the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital Staff Social Club Fitness Centres
Staff are able to access self help leaflets and other web resources for the most common musculoskeletal conditions affecting staff, which can be found to the right of this page or below.
If you have Osteoarthritis you may find the below resources developed by Versus Arthritis helpful.Versus Arthritis
You may find the below resources helpful if you have persistent pain.The Pain Toolkit
More information can be found on the Pain toolkit website.Pain toolkit website
Understanding pain in less than 5 minutesTame the Beast website
Sprains and Strains
You may find the below resources helpful if you have had a sprain or strain.NHS – sprains and strains
Increasing your activity Levels
The UK Chief Medical Officers’ Guidelines recommend each week adults do:
- At least 150 minutes moderate intensity activity, 75 minutes’ vigorous activity, or a mixture of both
- Strengthening activities on two days
- Reducing extended periods of sitting
Information regarding a range of local fitness and activity opportunities can be found on the Information now website.