Musculoskeletal disorders

coronavirus

Covid-19’s ‘long tail’ for recovery may challenge occupational health

4 Sep 2020

While many make a relatively swift recovery from Covid-19, for others, especially those who have been hospitalised, it is increasingly...

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Antidepressants can be better than painkillers for chronic pain, suggests NICE

10 Aug 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned that a range of commonly used painkillers for chronic...

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CPD: Occupational health’s role in managing lumbar disc prolapse

7 Aug 2020

A prolapsed lumbar disc can cause intense pain, numbness and tingling through the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, affecting mobility...

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The post-pandemic work landscape – joining up mental and physical health

7 Aug 2020

As work slowly returns to something resembling normality post-pandemic, occupational health will have an important role to play in encouraging...

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OH&W Awards – ‘We are very focused on ensuring mental health is not swept under the carpet’

7 Aug 2020

By taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, one combining healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellbeing, changing habits and leadership, the...

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Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational health

17 Jul 2020

Niggles, aches, pains and anxieties stored up during lockdown need to be nipped in the bud before they become long-term...

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Virtual physiotherapy sessions should be used more widely post-Covid, study finds

14 Jul 2020

Virtual physiotherapy services should be seen as a viable alternative to in-person sessions beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, with research finding...

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One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

7 Jul 2020

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

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NHS to launch coronavirus recovery support service

6 Jul 2020

The NHS is to launch an on-demand coronavirus recovery service aimed at supporting people with long-term breathing problems, mental health...

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CPD: Developing a return-to-work strategy for osteoarthritis

3 Jul 2020

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects some 10% of men and 18% of women over the age of 60, and can make sitting,...

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OH&W Awards – ‘If directors buy into the strategy, you are going to have a much better success rate’

3 Jul 2020

Winner of the ‘Best wellbeing initiative’ in last year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards, Office Athletes has forged a close...

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Partnership working – how John Lewis puts health and wellbeing centre-stage

3 Jul 2020

Like most of the UK high street, the John Lewis Partnership was forced into hibernation during the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Study launched into value of remote physiotherapy

1 Jul 2020

A study is being carried out to evaluate the value of remote physiotherapy consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chartered...

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One in four serious injuries occur at work

19 Jun 2020

More than a quarter of adults who have suffered a serious injury have done so in the workplace, according to...

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Keeping the home workspace safe and healthy – virtually

5 Jun 2020

We’ve seen an explosion in home working during the Covid-19 lockdown. But, in the scramble to stay operational, employers have...

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