What is occupational health?
Physiotherapists work in Occupational Health (OH) services, which help employers and staff to establish safe working practices and manage health issues. Physios seek to prevent as well as treat problems, which can have benefits such as reduced sickness absence and improved staff retention.
Physiotherapy is extremely effective with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) such as neck and back pain. In one study, 80 per cent of people who had physiotherapy for their MSD were able to carry on working and did not have to go off sick.
How can we help you ?
We can help employers and staff deal with health problems at work as well as prevent and reduce the possibility of sickness and injury in the workplace. We can help staff return to work through treatment and re-training as required.
We can also work with employers and staff to educate them on safe working practices and to train them on matters such as lifting, handling and equipment layout.
We can also discuss with you and your employer what duties you are able to do and what adjustments may be required.
We can also provide AHP Advisory Fitness for Work Report. This report provides information on the functional impact of your reported problem which can be given to the employer to help explore ways of staying in or returning to work.