You have access to physiotherapy services through the Council’s occupational health provider.  The service is available as a short term intervention, for the treatment of acute conditions, this is intended to complement rather than replace the physiotherapy that is provided through the NHS.  Physiotherapist can offer services such as acupuncture, hydrotherapy.

PhysioSome of the main approaches used by physiotherapists include:

  • Education and advice – physiotherapists can give general advice about things that can affect your daily lives, such as posture and correct lifting or carrying techniques to help prevent injuries
  • Movement, tailored exercise and physical activity advice – exercises may be recommended to improve your general health and mobility, and to strengthen specific parts of your body.
  • Manual therapy – where the physiotherapist uses their hands to help relieve pain and stiffness, and to encourage better movement of the body

If you feel you may benefit from an appointment with the Council’s physiotherapy provider, you can speak to your manager.  A managers next step is to send to  a completed the physio referral form  .

PhysioOther services that can provided through the Council’s physiotherapy provider:

  • Toolbox Talks on topics such as frozen shoulder, low back pain, sports injury, exercise for health, etc. This will involve practical and education aspects of specific condition.  Average length of talk 1hr.
  • Relaxation Class & Clinical Pilates Class –  1 hour class made up of 40 minutes pilates and 20 minutes relaxation.


Further information on physiotherapy can be accessed through NHS physiotherapy