The Staying Well at Work Physiotherapists are specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Occupational Health and Ergonomics (musculoskeletal refers to muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, nerves and tendons).
The Physiotherapists are able to provide support to individuals who are struggling with issues such as back pain, neck pain, work related upper limb disorders or arthritis that they feel maybe affecting them at work or keeping them off work.
We aim to support you to return to work safely following a period of sickness absence and to keep you fit and healthy at work.
We also offer employers advice on how to support their employees back to work and help them stay in work.
In addition to this, we are able to offer workstation assessments (DSE) for employees to ensure that their workstation set up is conducive to positive physical health and well-being. View more information about the DSE assessment.
How does remote physiotherapy work?
Musculoskeletal problems can be managed effectively via telephone and video appointments.
Initially we will arrange a telephone appointment with you. Physiotherapists gain most of their information about your problem from what you tell them about how it is affecting you (your story). With further questioning we can get a good picture of what is going on. If we feel we would gain a better picture from seeing how you are moving and functioning we may discuss the option of a video call with you.
Following this we will then decide if physiotherapy is the best course of action or your symptoms require further investigation.
What happens next?
If physiotherapy deemed appropriate then you will likely be given education and advice on your condition and the knowledge and tools to manage it effectively. You may be given a personalised exercise program and lifestyle advice and specific advice on managing at work if your condition impacts on this.
At Staying well at work we use exercise rehabilitation software to send you personalised exercise programs with pictures and videos of how to perform each exercise.
A follow up appointment will then be arranged monitor your progress, review your exercise program and answer any questions or concerns you have to make sure improvement of your condition is on track.
If you are not improving as expected then depending on the current coronavirus situation we may discuss the option of a face to face appointment.