Musculoskeletal disorders

injuries outside of work

Should employers take responsibility for injuries outside of work?

Are injuries away from the workplace the responsibility of employers? Paul Wimpenny explains why firms should aim to keep staff...

Manual handling training was part of a comprehensive programme to reduce musculoskeletal injuries

Consumer goods company cuts absence with occupational health physiotherapy

2 Jun 2017

In a special report produced in association with occupational health physiotherapy provider Connect Health, we look at how over two...

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functional capacity evaluation

Functional capacity evaluation and assessing fitness for work: a guide

1 Jun 2017

Functional capacity evaluation can be a critical part of assessing fitness for work, but it is not always well understood....

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musculoskeletal screening in the workplace

Musculoskeletal screening in the workplace

1 Jun 2017

Screening employees for musculoskeletal problems can help detect issues and educate employees about how to reduce the impact. A case...

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Connect Health occupational health physiotherapy model

Evolution of an occupational health physiotherapy service

1 Jun 2017

Connect Health’s physiotherapy service model recognises that treatment is only one part of managing musculoskeletal risk.
Occupational health physiotherapy service...

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work and health

“Work and health will be high on the agenda in 2017″

5 Apr 2017

There has been a plethora of activity and related reports recently in the work and health world. Nick Pahl, CEO...

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plantar fasciitis

Return to work of a security officer with plantar fasciitis

5 Feb 2017

This case study examines the impact of plantar fasciitis on the ability of Brian, a 40-year-old security officer, to undertake...

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More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

2 Feb 2017

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

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NICE: massage and manipulation should only be used with exercise due to lack of  evidence of benefits when used alone.

NICE updates guidance on low back pain and sciatica

3 Jan 2017

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published updated guidance on low back pain and sciatica, including...

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Are some complementary therapies used in work and wellbeing programmes  just  “plain daft”, despite their widespread use?

IES conference: the good, the bad and the plain daft in work and wellbeing

2 Jan 2017

The recent annual conference of the Institute for Employment Studies took place just after the health and disability Green Paper...

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Woman with upper limb disorder

Occupational health research round-up: December 2016

1 Dec 2016

This month’s round-up of occupational health research looks at studies on therapists with upper limb disorders, the impact of health...

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risks of sedentary work

Sedentary working, chronic fatigue and long-term conditions top bill at workplace wellbeing event

1 Dec 2016

The third annual Work, Health and Wellbeing Conference took place in Salford in September, focusing on sedentary work, chronic fatigue...

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'walk and talk' sedentary working

Sedentary working: ‘walk and talk’ meetings boost productivity, study says

31 Aug 2016

Turning one meeting a week into a “walk-and-talk” could transform the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff, a US study...

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rheumatoid arthritis

Repetitive physical tasks at work increase risk of rheumatoid arthritis

4 Aug 2016

People whose jobs involve carrying out repetitive physical tasks can be at an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, research...

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A questionnaire that looks beyond the physical causes of back and neck is proving useful in aiding return to work

Screening for the psychological causes of back and neck pain can speed recovery

22 Jun 2016

GP Nick Summerton suggests how the Orebro questionnaire is a basis for referring employees to forms of support and could...

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