Northumberland Physiotherapy

Bone, Joint or Muscle Pain?

See a Physiotherapist within the GP surgery , book an appointment at your GP surgery reception.

What to expect  

The physio will:  

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening 
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition 
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary.

Your first appointment with our Physiotherapists will be via telephone . They will gather all the relevant information about your problem and offer some early intervention in the form of education, advice and self-management strategies.

This includes a bespoke home exercise plan sent via email with video instruction or posted out to your home address. 


 How do telephone appointments work ?  

Clinical assessment is not just about Physical tests, verbal subjective history taking can identify a provisional diagnosis and management options along with screening for the need for any urgent intervention.


If the Physiotherapist feels they need to further assess then you will be invited to attend a face to face appointment.


Patient choice is always taken into account and if at any point you feel you would prefer to see the Physiotherapist face to face this will always be an option.  


All patients who opt for self-management will be advised to recontact the service at any point if they need further support .  

Northumberland Physiotherapy

PCN Physiotherapists: Meet The Team


Deborah Barrett


Deborah qualified in 2003 at Sheffield Hallam University, following qualification she worked within the NHS as a senior Physiotherapist within secondary care. In 2007 Deborah specialised in MSK Physiotherapy and delivered Physiotherapy services within the NHS primary care settings throughout North and South of Tyne.

She utilises evidence based practice combining education, exercises and manual techniques to assist patients of all ages.

She has 14 years experience in Occupational health Physiotherapy, delivering both proactive and reactive services. This includes Work Place assessments, DSE assessments, task analysis, Manual Handling training along with injury prevention, treatment and education.

She has delivered these services in a number of industries including, Chemical, Food distribution and Financial.