Fast track physiotherapy – free for all seafarers

Working at sea is one of the most challenging jobs in the UK and the number of work-related injuries is high. Time spent offshore means it can be difficult getting treatment so the Seafarers Hospital Society is backing free, fast track physiotherapy treatment for working seafarers.

Seafarers Physiotherapy Network

The Society has been working with the Harbourside Clinic in Newlyn since 2007, offering physiotherapy to local fishermen. This is a well-established and extremely effective service that is available to fishermen and merchant seafarers in the West Cornwall area.

As part of the SeaFit Programme, Harbourside is currently developing a network of physiotherapists who have practices close to the harbour – The Seafarers Physiotherapy Network. So far we have Network members in Cornwall, Devon, Scotland and Northern Ireland, all providing free treatment to working fishermen and merchant seafarers. They are trained and supported by the team at Harbourside to provide a holistic and preventative approach to physiotherapy services for local fishermen. And all treatment costs are covered by the Society.

To book an appointment with a member of the Network, contact your local clinic or:

Call Harbourside Physiotherapy on 01736 366 224

Click here to download a leaflet

Network Members

A number of physiotherapy clinics have signed up to the scheme. They are:

Cornwall & Devon

AREA CLINIC TEL/EMAIL CONTACT
Brixham Tidal Physiotherapy 07983 313 344
info@tidalphysiotherapy.com
Stephanie Murray
Falmouth Falmouth Physiotherapy 01326 312 156
admin@falmouthphysio.co.uk
Phillipa Tindle
Looe
Seaton
Cardew Physiotherapy & Performance 07843 249664
jccardew@me.com
Jen Cardew
Mevagissey
St Austell
Cornwall Physio 01726 819 189
info@cornwallphysio.co.uk
Louise Nicholettos
Mevagissey
St Austell
Sandy Hill Physical Therapy Centre 01726 676 567
helpme@sandyhillphysio.co.uk
Ged Gilchrest
Newlyn Harbourside Physiotherapy 01736 366 224
Lesley@harboursidephysiotherapy.co.uk
Lesley Harry
Newquay
St Column Major
JB Physio 07930 424841
jobrown@jb-physio.co.uk
Jo Brown
Padstow
Wadebridge
North Cornwall Physiotherapy 01208 816666
info@northcornwallphysio.co.uk
Andrew Mooney
Plymouth Fay Pedler Physiotherapy 01752 664 519
rickymckee@faypedlerclinic.co.uk
Ricky  McKee

Network Members

A number of physiotherapy clinics have signed up to the scheme. They are:

Cornwall & Devon

AREA
Brixham
CLINIC
Tidal Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
07983 313 344
info@tidalphysiotherapy.com
CONTACT
Stephanie Murray
AREA
Falmouth
CLINIC
Falmouth Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
01326 312 156
admin@falmouthphysio.co.uk
CONTACT
Phillipa Tindle
AREA
Looe
Seaton
CLINIC
Cardew Physiotherapy & Performance
TEL/EMAIL
07843 249664
jccardew@me.com
CONTACT
Jen Cardew
AREA
Mevagissey
St Austell
CLINIC
Cornwall Physio
TEL/EMAIL
01726 819 189
info@cornwallphysio.co.uk
CONTACT
Louise Nicholettos
AREA
Mevagissey
St Austell
CLINIC
Sandy Hill Physical Therapy Centre
TEL/EMAIL
01726 676 567
helpme@sandyhillphysio.co.uk
CONTACT
Ged Gilchrest
AREA
Newlyn
CLINIC
Harbourside Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
01736 366 224
Lesley@harboursidephysiotherapy.co.uk
CONTACT
Lesley Harry
AREA
Newquay
St Column Major
CLINIC
JB Physio
TEL/EMAIL
07930 424841
jobrown@jb-physio.co.uk
CONTACT
Jo Brown
AREA
Padstow
Wadebridge
CLINIC
North Cornwall Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
01208 816666
info@northcornwallphysio.co.uk
CONTACT
Andrew Mooney
AREA
Plymouth
CLINIC
Fay Pedler Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
01752 664 519
rickymckee@faypedlerclinic.co.uk
CONTACT
Ricky  McKee

Scotland

AREA CLINIC TEL/EMAIL CONTACT
Lochaber Ruth Sunderland at Lochaber Complimentary Health Clinic (Weds only) 01397 702 257
info@lochaberclinic.co.uk
Lochaber Clinic
Oban Ruth Sunderland Physiotherapy 07806 569859
helloruthsunderland@gmail.com
Ruth Sunderland
Peterhead Peterhead Physiotherapy 01779 474381 or 07814 545430
alex@physio22.co.uk
Alex McLean
Tarbert & Campbeltown Body & Sole 07799 334665
thephysioclinic1@gmail.com
Jessica Little

Scotland

AREA
Lochaber
CLINIC
Ruth Sunderland at Lochaber
Complimentary Health Clinic (Weds only)
TEL/EMAIL
01397 702 257
info@lochaberclinic.co.uk
CONTACT
Lochaber Clinic
AREA
Oban
CLINIC
Ruth Sunderland Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
07806 569859
helloruthsunderland@gmail.com
CONTACT
Ruth Sunderland
AREA
Peterhead
CLINIC
Peterhead Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
01779 474381 or 07814 545430
alex@physio22.co.uk
CONTACT
Alex McLean
AREA
Tarbert & Campbeltown
CLINIC
Body & Sole
TEL/EMAIL
07799 334665
thephysioclinic1@gmail.com
CONTACT
Jessica Little

N Ireland

AREA CLINIC TEL/EMAIL CONTACT
Kilkeel Mourne Physiotherapy 02843 767336 or 07736 004773
mournephysioclinic@yahoo.co.uk
Christine Burns

N Ireland

AREA
Kilkeel
CLINIC
Mourne Physiotherapy
TEL/EMAIL
02843 767336 or 07736 004773
mournephysioclinic@yahoo.co.uk
CONTACT
Christine Burns

To book an appointment with a member of the Network, contact your local clinic or:

Call Harbourside Physiotherapy on 01736 366 224

Connect PhysioLine – the rest of the UK

Since 2011 we have been funding a free physiotherapy service for working seafarers run by Connect Physiotherapy. The service is available to merchant seafarers and fishermen throughout the UK.

To access the free funded physiotherapy service call Connect PhysioLine on 0191 247 5000 to speak to a physiotherapist for advice and support. If they think you need hands-on treatment they will arrange for you to see someone locally at no cost to you.

Call Connect PhysioLine on 0191 247 5000

Lines are open Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 8 pm; Friday 8.30am to 4pm; Saturday 9am – 12pm.

arrow Click here to download a leaflet (Merchant Seafarers)

arrow Click here to download a leaflet (Fishermen)

For more information

To find out more about any aspect of the free physio service, call Lysanne Wilson, SHS Health Development Manager on 020 8858 3898 or email: lysannewilson@seahospital.org.uk