Occupational injuries account for many of the 350 million lost working days each year in Britain.
At the Broomhill Clinic we are skilled at discovering underlying causes of pain. We are trained to have a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, using our hands to investigate and treat injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints.
Poor posture can contribute to daily aches and pains - whether you lift heavy loads, sit at the computer incorrectly, or drive for long periods. We can advise on correct posture and movement, and can give instruction on back care and preventative exercises.
Work-related musculoskeletal problems include disorders of muscles, tendons and joints (particularly in the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands). Symptoms vary from mild aches and pains, to severe pain and disability.
Caused by manual handling and lifting:
· Muscle and tendon injuries
· Intervertebral disc lesions ('slipped disc')
Caused by forceful or repetitive movements:
· Carpal tunnel syndromes
· Epicondylitis (e.g. 'tennis elbow' or ‘golfer’s elbow’)
Caused by non-ergonomic posture or repetitive movements:
· Low back pain
· Neck and shoulder pain
· Repetitive Strain Injury
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 care programmes can lead to a fitter workforce with improved morale, increased productivity, and less time off through ill-health.
For The Employee
Many private health insurance schemes now cover osteopathic treatment (discuss the details with your company).We can provide you with a receipt to claim back treatment costs from your insurer. You do not need to consult your GP before you visit an osteopath, although you may choose to do so, or your insurer may request this referral pathway.
Your Osteopath Needs to Know
To reach a full diagnosis, we will need to know about your job:
- Is your work repetitive?
- Do you have much heavy lifting?
- Do you have to bend frequently?
- Do you have to work in an awkward posture?
- Does your work involve frequent finger, hand or arm movements?
- Do you have any, or regular, work breaks?
- Are you working in bad light conditions?
- Do you sit down at work, and for how long?
- Do you spend a great deal of your day on the telephone without a headset?
- Are you expected to work to frequent deadlines?
- Of the tasks you perform, which cause you the most discomfort?
- What is your working relationship with peers and employers?
Monday to Friday
8:45am to 5.45pm
The title 'osteopath' is protected by law. It is against the law for anyone to call themselves an osteopath unless they are registered with the GOsC, which sets and promotes high standards of competency, conduct and safety. Anne and Catherine are both listed on the on the GOsC Register.