Work Related Injury
This type of injury is becoming an increasing problem for too many people.
350 million working days are lost in Britain each year as a result of occupational strain.
There are many conditions associated with work that can be treated by osteopaths – these are largely due to disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints – particularly the arms, hands and back. Causes of these problems vary from: -
- Manual Handling & Lifting injuries include pulled muscles & tendons, ‘slipped discs’ (Intervertebral Disc Strains), ‘Sciatica’ and lower back pain.
- Poor Working Posture can contribute to daily aches and pains whether you lift heavy loads, sit at the PC incorrectly or drive for long periods. An Osteopath can correct or advise on posture and movement, as well as give you instructions on back care and preventative exercises.
- Habitual bad posture as a result of a poorly designed work station can place undue strain on the spine so creating back and neck ache. This is very common across occupations as many administrative or managerial staff sit at desks all day, factory workers stand on a production line for hours on end, while sales reps & lorry drivers sit in vehicles and plumbers, electricians & carpenters work in the most awkward of positions.
- Whether driving a car, a bus or a lorry, or even as a passenger, you can suffer driving related back pain. Driving can give you neck pain, headaches, eyestrain, shoulder pain, wrist & elbow pain, back pain, hip & knee pain and foot & ankle pain. In all these cases, osteopathy can help to reduce pain and your Osteopath can offer advice on back pain management, including simple stretches to prevent problems in the future.
- Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI’s) include Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Tenosynovitis and Tennis & Golfers Elbow (Epicondylitis).
For years, a number of companies have benefited from liaising with a local Osteopath. Having an Osteopath involved in your staff care programmes and Health & Safety in the workplace can improve the employee’s environment and lead to a fitter workforce.
The result is improved staff morale, increased productivity and a reduction in time off through ill health. Please feel free to call Cityway Osteopaths and discuss the possibility of having an Osteopathic Service available to your workforce.
If you are unsure whether osteopathy can help your problem, or if you are an employer and would like to discuss the possibility of having an Osteopathic Service available to your workforce, then please do call and you will be given an honest indication.