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Physiotherapy and the Workplace

Reference: CSP 2010: How Healthy is the UK workforce? Sickness Costs

Workplace physiotherapy solutions can provide services to a wide selection of industries, including commercial, industrial, retail and call centres environments.

Did you know that Muscular Skeletal Disorders (MSD) accounts for nearly a third of the total time taken off sick from work, equating to 31 million work days and a cost of £7.4 billion a year , employers also lose as much as £15 billion a year through presenteeism, when staff are at work but not performing to their full potential because they are unwell.

Average wage £512 per week for a full time employee on a 38hr week, usually take 2 MSD days in a year and the cost to the employer is in the region of £200 per employee, per year.

Growing body of evidence, particularly from larger organisations, that are investing in health and wellbeing of staff has very real business benefits. For example, one employer experienced a return of £34 for every £1 they invested in terms of reduced absence rates and improved retention by providing in house and discounted physiotherapy for all staff

Early access to physiotherapy can be particularly be effective in preventing the condition becoming worse or turning into a serious long term condition. If left untreated, MSDs can become increasingly disabling with people experiencing problems such as walking due to low back pain or being unable to dress without assistance due to a stiff shoulder.

Work place physiotherapy can help to:
• Prevent people going off work
• Get people back to work on full duties
• Facilitate a managed return to work
• Deliver cost effective service to employers

Some low cost ideas include:
• Encouraging staff to get active in their breaks and lunchtimes.
• Displaying free leaflets and posters offering advice on health at work
• Encouraging staff to report physical problems early
• Allowing staff to take time off to visit GP or Physiotherapist
• Encouraging flexible working
• Modifying vending machines and cafeteria menus
• Company-Sponsored events

Resources:
Sickness Cost http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/sickness-costs
Fitness Profits http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/fitness-profits
Fit for Work http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/fit-work

 
 
May 31, 2017

PD Warrior

PD Warrior

Who created PD Warrior?

PD Warrior was created in 20111 by two neurological physiotherapists in Australia. (more…)

 
 
January 31, 2017

Boost your Immune System

Prevention is always better than cure and the best way to keep away flu, colds, fever and infections is by boosting your immune system, so that it can effectively fight off these problems. (more…)

 
 
October 11, 2016

Trusts can access £450m to cut MSK staff sickness

As reported in Frontline:

New guidance from NHS England could help trusts access £450 million fund designed to provide staff with health and well-being services, including physiotherapy. (more…)

 
 
September 15, 2016

GP’s need guidance to speed neuro referrals

An interesting article in Frontline. (more…)

 
 
September 15, 2016

Recruitment of Physiotherapists

14/03/16

DDB Physiotherapy Clinic have been in the market to employ a Musculoskeletal (MSK)  Physiotherapist for some time, we have tried all the usual avenues such as:  CSP, Frontline, Linkedin, Reed, CVWOW, Indeed and many more. (more…)

 
 
March 14, 2016

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

MLD

Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a therapy in which the therapist uses a range of specialised and gentle rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction if the lymph flow. (more…)

 
 
September 14, 2015

Women’s Health

Womens Health Fareham

Physiotherapy for Women’s Health is the therapeutic treatment for disorders affecting the pelvis and pelvic floor.

These range from incontinence to prolapse, pelvic pain or constipation. (more…)

 
 
July 10, 2015

Stress at Work

Stress at Work

Stress at Work

Stress at work, according to the Health and Safety Executive 428,000 people in the UK reported work related stress during 2011/12. They believed this was making them ill. This equates to 40% of all work-related illness. (more…)

 
 
June 22, 2015

How to beat back pain on your lunch break

Recently published in the Daily Express 1st March 2015

Article

Many of us are working longer and harder than ever before, but our hectic lifestyles may be having a counterproductive effect on our bodies.And research shows that more days of work are lost to neck, back and muscle pain than any other cause. (more…)
 
 
June 12, 2015

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