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Our Services

Biomechanics

The Biomechanics department is a community based service covering South Tyneside and Gateshead which offers a lower limb musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment to patients with a component of lower limb pain. We also endeavour, where possible to identify if there is a biomechanical element to the cause of pain, or delayed healing/repair of the painful structure.

In addition to clinical experience in the assessment of lower limb musculoskeletal problems, we use X-ray, MRI and CT scanning as part of the diagnosis of the condition and use in-house diagnostic ultrasound imaging on site.

We offer the following treatments: 

  • Steroid injection therapy +/- Ultrasound guidance/assistance
  • Therapeutic/Diagnostic Local Anaesthetic injection(s)
  • In shoe foot orthotic therapies
  • Footwear advice/adaptation/modification
  • Bracing and splinting systems
  • Advice re physical therapies/ strengthening/ stretching exercises
  • Monitoring pathology, e.g leg length discrepancy, tendinosis, paediatric flat foot
  • Referral to associated MSK teams e.g. MSK CATS, Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics

 

Where is the service provided from

Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre
Prince Edward Road
South Shields
NE34 9PS

Bensham Hospital
Saltwell Road
Gateshead
NE8 4YL

0191 402 8100

Clinics run from 8.45am to 4.30pm weekdays at both locations. 

Any qualified Health Care Professional (such as GPs, consultants or physiotherapists) can refer to the service, whereupon the referral is triaged according to need.

The Team

We are a small team of Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) who have extensive training and experience in lower limb musculoskeletal care ranging from Paediatric lower limb examination, overuse injuries and chronic and degenerative injuries.

Locations for Biomechanics in South Tyneside:

Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, South Shields, 0191 455 4621

Bensham Hospital, Gateshead, 0191 402 8100