Sunderland Integrated Musculoskeletal Service


“Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Sunderland Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (SIMS) has been directed to cease its face to face clinical contact with patients. We are working to offer support as many of our newly referred patients  and review patients as possible. We appreciate your understanding and have updated our website with treatment exercise plans that you may wish to review yourself and your clinician may direct you towards during telephone consultations.”


Back pain is a very common problem in the UK – with eight out of ten people suffering from it at some point during their lives.

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Shoulder pain could be caused by a number of conditions...

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if you are experiencing aches and pains in your knee, it can have a big impact on your life.

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The Achilles tendon is the combined tendon of the two calf muscles, the gastrocnemius and soleus.

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Neck pain is common in people of all ages and is usually caused by how we use our necks.

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Welcome to Sunderland IMS

Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group had a vision of an Integrated Musculoskeletal (MSK) service encompassing Primary and Secondary Care Services together in a single pathway and from the 1 October 2015 this is being delivered for all residents of Sunderland aged 16 years and over.

We are a team of specialist physiotherapists, GPs and Consultants with expertise in conditions affecting mobility, function and wellbeing. We can provide full assessment, treatment and rehabilitation as well as access to Secondary Care services such as Orthopaedics and Rheumatology.

Where is the problem

Point to the pain for information on probable causes