Physio practice wins major contract

Paul Gough
Paul Gough

A PHYSIOTHERAPY practice has secured a major contract to help staff at a housing association stay fit.

Paul Gough Physio Rooms, which has practices in Darlington, Durham, Guisborough and Hartlepool, has been asked to provide a prevention and injury recovery service to more than 500 workers at the North-East based housing association Coast & Country.

The contract is the second in the housing authority field with the Raby Road-based practice already having a long standing agreement with Hartlepool firm, Housing Hartlepool.

It also adds to a number of other agreements with companies including ASDA, Medical Services North East and Tomlinson Hall, of Billingham.

Business owner Paul Gough said “We set out from day one to be a company that would not only be a walk-in-style clinic for private patients, but to be heavily involved with occupational health departments around the area.

“This latest agreement with Coast & Country is particularly pleasing as they approached us from the recommendation of one our other occupational health clients and fits nicely alongside the agreement we have with Housing Hartlepool.”

Paul said it made sense for companies to invest in the wellbeing of their staff even more so in the difficult economic times that have seem many companies down size through redundancies.

Paul added: “Coast & Country is incredibly proactive in their efforts to improve health and wellbeing and the staff that we have treat so far appear to be very appreciative of this extra service they are given access to.”

As part of the agreement Mr Gough will also offer Coast & Country workers injury prevention seminars and pilates sessions aimed at reducing the common injuries happening in the work place.

Iain Sim, chief executive at Coast & Country said, “We are passionately committed to better health at work, this year, winning the Better Health at Work Gold award, and being included in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For in the Not for Profit category.”