Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Our Occupational Health physiotherapists are experts in work-related musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. We provide expert assessment and treatment of a number of conditions including:

  • Work-relevant upper limb disorders (WRULDs), including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or shoulder ‘impingement’ (also referred to as rotator cuff related shoulder pain)
  • Complex pain conditions including Fibromyalgia
  • Age-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) often associated with an aging workforce such as arthritis
  • Neck and lower back pain due to injuries, manual handling or poor posture
  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), including tennis elbow or De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Prolonged standing and walking in safety shoes leading to conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-operative rehabilitation following surgical procedures including joint replacement (total knee replacement or total hip replacement)
  • Nerve pain leading to Sciatica (leg pain from the lower back) or arm pain from neck
  • Muscle and ligament injuries caused by strains or sprains at work or outside of work but affecting work

Through health promotion activities, symptom management, appropriate return to work planning and working closely with employer representatives and other available teams (including mental health practitioners), our Occupational Health services are able to improve employee wellbeing, ensure legal compliance, reduce sickness absence and improve presenteeism, and help employers plan for the future in reducing the occurrences of work-related MSDs.

In order to provide an effective and efficient service, we offer a wide range of services to support your business both from a employer / line manager and employee prospective. These include:

  • Occupational Health Physiotherapy
  • Health and wellbeing resources
  • Health promotion activities
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as group exercise classes
  • Risk assessments (including Manual Handling risk assessments)
  • Ergonomic process assessments
  • Workstation / DSE and Workplace / task assessments
  • Manual handling, DSE user and DSE assessor training
  • Telephone based, or face-to-face triage and advice services
  • Individual assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders including return to work planning
  • Work hardening programmes
  • Functional capacity / capability assessments (FCE / FCA)
  • Fitness for work assessments

All of these services can be delivered onsite (client sites) or offsite (at our or our national network of clinic) sites

At Physiotherapy Matters, we offer a wide range of treatments to common ailments.

Neck Pain at Work

What is Neck Pain? Neck pain is a very common work-relevant condition particularly in desk-based workers. In most cases neck […]

Shoulder Pain at Work

What is Shoulder Pain? Pain can be felt at the shoulder following an injury or from low level repeated movements […]

Elbow Pain at Work

What is Elbow Pain? Pain can be felt at the elbow from an injury, a repetitive strain or osteoarthritis amongst […]

Wrist and Hand Pain at Work

Wrist, Hand and Thumb Pain at Work There are not many jobs in the modern society that do not require a […]

Lower Back Pain at Work

Lower Back Pain Work related back pain is the most common condition seen in occupational health physiotherapy clinics with more […]

Hip Pain at Work

Hip Pain The Hip is a deep structure surrounded by many powerful muscles yet allows a large range of motion […]

Knee Pain at Work

Knee Pain The knee is a fairly exposed structure that must withstand many loads and forces through a typical day. […]

Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar fasciopathy is a common work-relevant condition affecting the plantar fascia of the foot which is often seen within occupational […]

Arthritis at Work

Arthritis There are many different forms of arthritis that can be diagnosed from inflammatory issues like gout, which may affect […]

Fibromyalgia at Work

Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia primarily (but not exclusively) affects women between the ages of 30 and 50 years old and is often […]

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