Osteopathy and the workplace
Whether you are sitting at a computer screen all day or work in heavy industry, your job can give rise to stress on your physical body and lead to disorders of muscles, tendons and joints, particularly in the back, hands and arms. Did you know the average Briton spends over 14 hours a day sitting?! Imagine what that does to your lower back amongst other things!
Typical complaints treated by Osteopathy that are caused by workplace strain include:
- Muscle and tendon injuries
- Low back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Computer hump
- Repetitive strain injury
Most of these are often caused by manual handling and lifting, forceful or repetitive movements, or unsuitable postures/chairs and sitting too long at a computer without taking an breaks
Stress and Anxiety about your job and your performance can also create tension in the body, which in turn can lead to various aches and pains.
By re-balancing the musculoskeletal system, Osteopathy can usually help to relieve many of the symptoms caused by workplace strain.
Our Osteopaths also provide guidance and support to help the individual change his or her lifestyle or postural habits, in order to maintain optimal balance in the body and prevent future suffering.
For the employer
For years, a number of large companies have retained Osteopaths as part of their permanent company health teams.
Many smaller companies have also benefited from liaison with their local Osteopaths.
Having an Osteopath involved in your Staff Wellbeing Programme can lead to a fitter workforce, improved morale, increased productivity and less time off through ill health.
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