Greater Manchester

Merseyside

Corporate Physiotherapy and Ergonomic Services

This is a service with the specific objective of reducing musculoskeletal sickness absence and creating a happy, healthy and productive workforce by; –

  • Preventing musculoskeletal problems from occurring
  • When possible and appropriate keeping employees in work who have musculoskeletal problems
  • If absent returning to work at the earliest opportunity.
  • Where possible enabling better function and productivity by improving working practices

We use a biopsychosocial approach which will also address maladaptive psychological and behavioural problems to then teach self-management and promote active coping skills. This ensures we address the problem from every angle that could be affecting the employee’s ability to function optimally at work. So, if you would like to make a dramatic impact on your company’s musculoskeletal sickness absence we would love to hear from you!

To ensure we achieve the absolute optimal results we provide a range of specialist services and below is a brief description of these.

Occupational Physiotherapy

This is a rapid access physiotherapy service with the specific objective of keeping employees in work or returning to work at the earliest opportunity. It is a service for employers and managers to refer their employees to who are either struggling at work or off sick with a musculoskeletal complaint. We also liaise with the manager or employer so they know how to best manage the employee by providing a report with specific advice about working abilities and restrictions.

Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Workstation Risk Assessment

This is a thorough assessment of an individual’s workstation to ensure that it is optimally arranged to provide best levels of comfort and productivity for the employee. Simple modifications, advice and education are provided to the employee at the time of assessment with a report provided indicating any further equipment or assistance that the employee requires.

Task and Job Demands Analysis Risk Assessment

The focus of this assessment is on the working environment to ensure that it is adequately arranged to fit the majority of users and reduce the risk of staff developing musculoskeletal disorders. This assessment allows implementation of reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010 and will provide solutions to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury amongst the workforce thereby reducing the incidence of work-related injury absence.

Work Capability Assessment

This assessment examines the worker within the workplace to determine if they are physically able to perform their working duties or if modifications are required. Each problematic job task is rigorously analysed through measures of function to provide work specific recommendations. We adopt a positive focus on what the worker is capable of doing rather than limitations. Since April 2010 the Med3 ‘sick note’ has become a ‘fit note’ so this assessment assists the employer in complying with the implementation of reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010.

Manual Handling Training

This covers any task which requires a person to lift, lower, push, pull, hold or carry any object, animal or person. This assessment complies with the HSE requirements (Manual Handling Operations Regulations, 1992) and covers essential topics such as;

  • Risk factors and how injuries can occur
  • How to carry out safe manual handling, including good handling technique.
  • Appropriate systems of work for the individual’s task and environment.
  • Use of mechanical aids and practical work to allow the trainer to identify and put right anything the trainee is not doing safely.

Our flexible training sessions allows both theoretical and practical issues to be addressed, as required by the employer. The training programme enables early identification of work-related ill health and ensures that employees take responsibility for their own health issues and report issues to their employer as required.

Return to Work and Work Hardening Programme

This service is for employees who are or who are likely to be on long term sickness absence. The employee is assessed over a half-day following an episode of pain, injury and/or absence from work due to a musculoskeletal injury. The assessment measures a patient’s current medical, physical, psychosocial and psychological capability against their job and life demands to determine whether the patient will benefit and respond to an inter-disciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation programme if so they move forward to this highly specialised rehabilitation programme.

We would love the opportunity to show you our passion and expertise in this fascinating field of physiotherapy either at your place of work or at any of our clinics across Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

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