A Chartered Physiotherapist available at your business premises to provide a range of services.
DSE (Display Screen Equipment) and workstation assessments
Current regulations require employers to analyse workstations to assess and reduce risks. This involves looking at the whole workstation including equipment, furniture, and the work environment. Specific attention needs to be paid to the task being performed and any special needs of the individual performing that task. Where risks are identified, steps must be taken to reduce them. An in-house physiotherapist can ensure workstations meet minimum requirements. Assessments should be done when a new workstation is set up, when a new user starts work, or when a substantial change is made to an existing workstation (or the way it is used). Assessments should be repeated if there is any reason to suspect they may no longer be valid – for example, if users start complaining of pain or discomfort.
Assessment and Treatment of injuries
Often seen as the staple of our profession; a chartered physiotherapist can provide a range of treatments for existing injuries including joint mobilisation, joint manipulation, massage and soft tissue techniques, neural mobilisation, ultrasound, acupuncture, taping / strapping, exercise programs, postural training, clinical pilates and gait analysis / re-education. This can help ensure your staff are fit for purpose. Having a physio in-house means there is no wait for treatment (Current NHS waiting list for physiotherapy is 12 weeks long) this in turn results in a better prognosis, less (if any) time off work and no time lost to GP visits. The physio can treat the injury and address any work based factors which could be contributing to an ongoing problem.
We can also provide health promotion services for your staff including education on active lifestyles, pain management and provide weekly exercise classes to maintain a healthy workforce.
Return to work programs can be tailored for current sickness absentees and physio led off site visits can be arranged to initiate a return to work for the individual.
DID YOU KNOW:
The bulk of private medical insurance cost (up to 40%) is for the provision of physiotherapy. Providing an in-house physio means you can exude this from your medical provision and save ££££