We provide a portfolio of onsite services aimed at improving health and wellbeing in the workplace. The services can be individually tailored to suit our clients needs.
Our services include:
There are different options available for our Occupational Health Physiotherapy Clinics;
In the UK 6 billion pounds of production is lost each year due to work related Musculoskeletal injuries. Many of these are preventable because they are caused by poor working practices that can be changed or adapted, creating less risk of injury.
The latest Health and Safety Executive statistics show that over one million people a year are affected by Musculoskeletal Disorders making them the most common occupational illness, costing employers 11.6 million days in sick leave.
With an increasing number of people working in offices for long hours in relatively fixed positions, performing repetitive movements while working in stressful environments, the Yorkshire Physiotherapy Network recognise the great importance of correct ergonomics in the workplace. Particularly as this type of work is associated with many musculoskeletal health problems, such as pain and discomfort in the neck, arms, elbows, wrists and hands.
In conjunction with the employer and the employee, a physiotherapist with a specialist knowledge in ergonomics and work related conditions can perform an individual work station assessment. This can improve health, posture and ultimately performance and productivity. Our DSE qualified physiotherapists provide one on one evaluations of employee workstations including:
DSE assessments are beneficial as they ensure staff carrying out sedentary jobs are far less likely to suffer injuries within the workplace environment. This should in turn ensure fewer sick days and morale remains high. There is also the obvious time saving element where we take travel time out of appointments by coming directly to your office.
Management will receive a full report on the workstations of employees. This aims to flag up high risk areas and provide a list of specific actions that will help to improve the posture, workstations and performance of employees. We can also assist in the purchasing of equipment that is ergonomically correct for each user.
Assessments for 1-8 users – £100 each
Assessments for 9+ users – £90 each
When sat at a computer for long periods of time, neck and shoulder stiffness and occasionally low back pain can become a problem. Compare your posture with the illustration below.
Notice the arms and legs are at 90 degree angles to the body, and the wrists extend in a straight line from elbows through to finger tips. This will help prevent injury to the hands and arms.
Try to ensure you make adjustments to your work station ergonomics so to comply with these recommendations. Also be sure to stretch at least every hour or whenever you feel stiff.
Spend about 30 seconds to 1 minute slowly repeating each exercise, holding stretches for about 10 seconds each. If you have any neck, shoulder or back problems consult your physician prior to commencing the exercises.
If pain or discomfort is felt whilst performing the exercises please consult you physician.