Physio Solutions

Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in London

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Ergonomics, Work Station Assessments & Occupational Health

Workstation assessments have become an important aspect of most companies' Health & Safety policy.

Physio Solutions have considerable experience and expertise in carrying out both individual and group workstation assessments to comply with the EEC regulations (Health & Safety (Display Screen Equipment) regulations 1992, as amended by the Health and Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2002).

The Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Regulations came into force in 1993 to implement European Directive No. 90/270/EEC of 29 May 1990, on minimum safety and health requirements for work with DSE.

Specialism

We specialise in providing workstation assessments and advice for individuals and for companies with employees who are suffering with particular work-related conditions (such as RSI, back pain, joint pain) or returning to work following time off for work-related conditions or spinal surgery.

This service can be tailored to your requirements ranging from:

Physio Solutions have completed workstation assessments for many local and central London businesses, charities and groups.

For further information on this service or if you would like to receive a quote please contact Helen Skehan on 020 7713 7780 or email info@physiosolutions.co.uk

Ergonomics, Work Station Assessments & Occupational Health Case Studies (see all Case Studies)

43 year old with neck/back pain after long periods in front of computer

Symptoms & Assessment

A 43-year-old man presented with longstanding neck and upper back pain which he felt was related to long hours spent sitting at a computer for his work.

Assessment showed weakness of his neck and upper back muscles.

Treatment

He enrolled on a 6-week Clinical Pilates course carried out on a one-to-one basis here at the clinic.

The main focus was to strengthen the body’s natural corset muscles to help support the neck and back during prolonged hours sitting at a desk.

Outcome

The results were fantastic and he now has very little pain and an ongoing home-maintenance exercise plan.

26 year old office worker with migraines, neck and shoulder pain

Symptoms & Assessment

  • Persistent headaches in particular after long hours of working at the computer
  • Neck and shoulder pain particularly bothersome when sitting at the desk over a long period of time

Treatment

She was treated with a combination of soft and deep tissue massage and mobilisations to her shoulders in side-lying position.  She was also advised to take regular breaks when working on the computer and engage in regular yoga practice to monitor stress levels

Outcome

This client is finding a regular massage session helpful and feels better after every session. She is now able to manage her work related stresses and experiences fewer spells of migraines than before. 

Publishing company - single employee

Symtoms & Assessment

We were contacted to provide a physiotherapy and workstation assessment for a senior employee with severe shoulder pain.

The company wanted to ensure that the workplace was not contributing to or exacerbating the employee's symptoms.

The physiotherapy assessment was able to correct a previous diagnosis of 'shoulder tendonitis' to a 'frozen shoulder' which can be very painful in the early stages.

Treatment & Outcome

The workstation assessment was able to identify particular problem areas and recommend adaptations that would reduce stress on the affected shoulder and allow the employee to carry out their work without pain.

Architect firm assessment (approx 70 employees)

Symptoms & Assessment

Physio Solutions was contacted by a firm of  architects that was concerned that quite a number of their employees were experiencing work-related musculo-skeletal symptoms such as hand and arm pain.

The architects regularly moved desks to work in different teams for different projects.

Treatment

This project was completed over a number of full and half-days on-site to accommodate holidays and work deadlines.

Employees were given individual advice depending on any symptoms they reported.

A major feature was education of individuals as to optimal sitting postures and workstation arrangement so that they could alter any new workstation to their individual requirements.

Outcome

This project has continued with follow-ups every 12-18 months over a 5 year period and our input has influenced equipment provision such as a range of chairs to suit different sizes and requirements, height-adjustable desks and on-site exercise classes.

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