Sunderland Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (SIMS) are a multidisciplinary team of specialist Physiotherapists, GPs and Consultants with expertise in Musculoskeletal conditions affecting mobility, function and well-being.  We work in partnership with you and other health professionals on treatment goals that are centred on your needs .We help our patients to improve flexibility, strength, balance and mobility in order to obtain the best possible outcome, regain life independence, reduce pain and maximise potential.

We accept referrals direct from your GP for anyone over the age of 16 years. We can provide full assessment, investigations, treatment and rehabilitation. We are able to access to Secondary care services such as Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Pain Management at any point in the pathway to ensure that the patient sees the right practitioner at the right time and place.

Investigations include –X-ray, Ultrasound scan, MRI scan and blood tests

Conditions include –Arthritis-OA/RA, Spinal pain, Joint pain and Soft tissues conditions.

Treatments include – Management of pain, exercises to strengthen and condition, gait re-education, balance work, group exercise ,hydrotherapy, joint manipulation, joint mobilisation and joint injections  with some specialist injections .

Contact us

Any questions should be directed to the administration team in the first instance on 0191 5410077

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Finding us

We are based at a number of sites in Sunderland these include:

Sunderland Royal, Grindon Lane, Washington Primary Care Centre, Houghton Primary Care Centre and Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre.

Core hours of the service: 8-15am to 5-00pm

Operate extended hours 5-00pm to 8-00pm on a Tuesday and Thursday and 8-15am to 12-15pm on a Saturday.

Our team

Deputy Directorate Manager – Jennifer Musgrave

Clinical Lead – Dr Glen Rae

Physiotherapy Service Lead (SIMS)  Anne Weetman

Booking office manager –Sharon Taylorson