Occupational health is all about employee health and wellbeing. Quite apart from the pain and suffering endured by your staff, you can lose significant amounts of productivity and money. Musculoskeletal conditions are responsible for most days lost to work and this can be easily rectified.
Good ergonomics is not about having expensive equipment. But about the relationship between the human body and the work environment. Teaching a person to use their body in a relaxed and comfortable fashion is the key to a happy office life.
When we report pain the first thing that may happen is that you have a workstation assessment or an occupational health appointment. So often we are advised to use lumbar rolls and wedge cushions to maintain the correct posture. Sitting upright and engaging your core are just two examples of common advice that has been shown to cause the issue it thinks it’s preventing. We’re often led to believe our pain is something that we just have to put up with and it becomes a semi permanent issue to cope with rather than understanding it and resolving it. The good news is that this is not true. It’s very rare that pain doesn’t change and it can be quick and simple if you look in the right place for the answers.
The unique way you use your workstation helps me identify unhelpful postures and habits that may lead to pain and tiredness. But, with quick and simple changes I can coach you to be comfortable and efficient at your desk, usually without the need for any extra equipment.
In some cases, a physiotherapy assessment may complement the changes in your workstation ergonomics. I can also anyone who has longer-term pain problems and help resolve them.
Call me now on 07779 253999 to discuss your occupational health needs.