Osteopaths are very well trained in assessing movement of your body, especially your spine.
There are many factors that can affect your body within the work place. Many work-related problems are caused by over-strain of muscles and ligaments due to repetitive movements and poor posture. Occupations requiring heavy lifting place particular strain on the lower back, and can cause intervertebral disc degeneration or a herniated disc. Office workers and those working at a computer for long periods are also at risk of repetitive strain injuries of joints such as the shoulder and wrist. Osteopathic management of the problem combined with advice on posture and exercise can provide relief from the problem. At Fine-Tune Osteopathy we are ACC accredited - you can register your new injury with us.
Osteopathic approach to work injuries
Whether you work in an office environment or outside you need to be able to cope with the demands made on your body by the sort of work you do.
Manual work carries the risk of injury caused by falls, lifting heavy and often awkward objects, overstretching, repetitive movements and periods of prolonged bending. These may cause back and neck injuries, sciatica and muscle strains.
Desk work and hot desking can cause injuries such as neck strain, low back pain and arm/wrist pain as a result of repetitive movements, a badly positioned computer or incorrect adjustment of the chair, especially when another person has previously used it.
Driving for a living affects not only the back, neck and shoulders but also can affect hips, knees and feet, if the seat is poorly adjusted.
Retail / shop workers are often standing for prolonged periods or doing repetitive actions. This can give rise to lower back pain, leg pain or neck / shoulder / arm pain.
These injuries may start off as an occasional niggling pain but may gradually increase until the pain is more frequent or constant.
An Osteopath can help to ease the pain and injuries caused. Our aim is to get to the root of the problem and reduce your pain. By catering a treatment plan to you and taking your lifestyle and work station into consideration we can help to limit any aggravating factors that may be limiting your recovery. Our work station assessments are extremely accurate as our advice will correspond to your specific diagnosis and treatment plan.