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Musculoskeletal (MSD) problems are the second highest cause of sickness absence in our Trusts and we have found rapid access to an Osteopath can prevent or reduce sickness absence and allow employees to benefit physically form early intervention.

Oxford and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation

An estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work – related MSDs

http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/hsemsd.htm

An MSD accounted for around one in eight people who were issued a sick note

Dame Carol Black, Working for a Healthier Tomorrow, 2008

The average length of time certified for those with MSDs was 10 weeks, almost 2 weeks more than the average for all conditions.

Dame Carol Black, Working for a Healthier Tomorrow, 2008

Long term absence – which is mainly due to stress, anxiety and depression and to back pain and other MSDs – accounts for 40% of lost working time.

Cost to business of workplace absence, CBI 2008

Osteopathy plays an important role in occupational health and has been included in examples of best practice cited by UK Health and Safety Executive.

Good Health in Good Hands, General Osteopathic Council, 2008

Osteopathic advice on manual handling and work station ergonomics contributes to injury prevention and Osteopathic treatment assists a rapid return to work in conditions such as muscle and tendon injuries, repetitive strain injury, neck and low back pain, sciatica.

Good Health in Good Hands, General Osteopathic Council, 2008

WHO LOOKS AFTER THOSE WHO LOOK AFTER US? GIVE SOMETHING BACK’

Sarah Spencer Chapman – Bodymatters Health 2007 -
volunteering advice and treatment to Stroud Hospital



FOR TALKS, WORK PLACE VISITS, HEALTHY BACK WORKSHOPS, ERGONOMIC AND GAIT ADVICE - APPOINTMENTS:

Contact Sarah Spencer Chapman 07966 462779

 


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