The aim of Occupational Physiotherapy is to reduce average days lost at work by providing physiotherapy and ergonomic advice to both employers and employees.
Injury, illness and absenteeism cost the Irish economy millions of euro every year with muscle and joint problems including back pain being amongst the most common causes.
Research shows that the longer an employee’s problem persists without intervention, the chance of full recovery is reduced, as is the likelihood of returning to work to full capacity, hence costing an employer a lot of money. It is therefore very important to have early access to a Chartered Physiotherapist to diagnose and treat the problem, determine the causative factors, communicate the problems to both employers and employees and make a realistic plan for return to work.
At Clonmel Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, our Chartered Physiotherapists are qualified in ergonomic and work place assessments . We provide comprehensive reports highlighting risks, advising on safer working environments and more effective practises. Following treatment of a musculoskeletal complaint, rehabilitation always has a work focus and encourages everyone working together to ensure the best outcome. We strive to provide this service in a practical and cost effective manner.
From our experience prolonged static postures, repetitive movements and inactivity are some of the main causes of injury and absenteeism.
- We assess an individual’s biomechanics to determine their suitability for a job.
- We advise in good posture.
- We provide general exercises including flexibility and strengthening exercises to effectively prevent injuries.