Musculoskeletal disorders

plantar fasciitis

Return to work of a security officer with plantar fasciitis

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

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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NICE guidance recommends offering training to older employees if their job role changes

NICE updates guidance on older workers and back pain

5 May 2016

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated workplace guidance about the health and wellbeing of older...

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occupational health physiotherapy services

John Lewis saves over £2 million with OH physiotherapy intevention

20 Apr 2016

An award-winning OH physiotherapy intervention at retailer John Lewis Partnership has achieved a return on investment of 5:1. Phil Clayton...

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firemen work hardening programme

Managing musculoskeletal conditions at the London Fire Brigade

18 Mar 2016

A functional restoration (or work hardening) programme to tackle musculoskeletal conditions at the London Fire Brigade has achieved results in...

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carpel-tunnel-syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome: occupational health case study

3 Mar 2016

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy and one of the most commonly reported occupational diseases. Sandra...

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arthritis in the workplace

Managing arthritis in the workplace: a guide

23 Feb 2016

There are around 200 types of arthritis, but not all have a readily identifiable name. This means that when someone...

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musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders and return to work: How sound is the evidence for functional restoration programmes?

4 Feb 2016

Functional restoration is seen as an effective way to achieve return to work for employees with musculoskeletal disorders. However, an...

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