I provide a unique range of prevention and treatment options that are cost-effective, educational and flexible. They exceed the Health and Safety at Work requirements to be actually effective.
As a practising occupational osteopath, I have daily experience of how the body is effected by the strains of working. I am trained to the highest standard and use the most up to date understanding of musculo-skeletal health to keep your workforce fit and your workplace up to date with government legislation.
I am here to treat your staff, not assess them. Read on for more about my unique and affordable methods of occupational health.
Injury is down but pain is on the up.
The incidence of back pain (and other mechanical pains) is not reducing. It may be increasing. Especially for those who work in an office all day or in a manual job. Why is this?
Data from the HSE say that injuries at work are on the decline but no fewer people are in pain. So the shift in pain is towards those not caused by a specific injury. They are non-specific or mechanical pains and are caused by repeated low level stresses and strains throughout the working day.
The guidelines are out of date
There are guidelines and best practise advice about sitting posture and lifting technique. All employees are required by law to have some sort of desk assessment or manual handling training. The current advice is clearly not working. I believe this is because guidelines are written for everyone and don’t take into account individuality.
Also, they are based on outdated theories about the cause of pain. All the best evidence shows no link between posture and the cause of pain. You can align everyone’s work station perfectly or you can ensure everyone keeps their spine straight and bends their knees as much as you like but you won’t effect the incidence of pain. As demonstrated by the inability of current guidelines and legislation to reduce pain in the workplace.
Luckily, help is here
Official guidelines are always a few years behind current evidence. The best way to help is if the employee understands the strains they are putting themselves through every day and the best ways as an individual to reduce these strains. I have taught employees from a wide range of industries how to be comfortable at work.
Click on the links below to find out the different options available:
1-2-1 in clinic or in house assessments for employees or tasks. This will assess an individual’s capability to perform a particular task and therefore their potential for injury. I can assess tasks that are more posturally challenging and help to create solutions to make the task more comfortable for those who are doing it.
I provide osteopathy, acupuncture, massage or rehabilitation exercise services to diagnose and treat individuals to get them back to normal health as soon as possible. If you or a member of your staff has been off work I can get you/them back to work quickly.
I provide different packages for training people in how to set up their work stations and sit properly at a desk. I can train groups or individuals to make specific, personal adjustments and modifications to suit them and their own working environment.
My bespoke Manual Handling Training gives employees the skills to perform physical tasks with minimal effort. It is not a tick box exercise to cover against any legislative issues.
I can provide group seminars and advice on general health and wellbeing, including how to manage stress at work. On site Yoga, pilates or general stretching classes and workshops.