First Contact Physiotherapist
Hi, my name is Amy Dobson, a First Contact Physiotherapist within the Gateshead Outer West PCN practices.
I qualified as a physiotherapist in 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan university and went on to work in private healthcare for 9 years. I have been working as an FCP since January 2022 both remotely and face to face and I continue to work as a Physiotherapist privately. I am trained in strength and conditioning, injection therapy and acupuncture.
I have a huge interest in health, fitness and well-being.
Physiotherapists can help with all aspects of joint and muscle problems, from sports injuries, non resolving pains and strains and chronic joint or muscle pains.
Also known as musculoskeletal (MSK) specialists they can assess you and diagnose what is happening and give expert advice on how best to manage your condition. They can recommend exercises and other approaches to deal with the issue and refer you onto specialist services if necessary.