Presentation on theme: "Managing Musculoskeletal issues in the workplace"— Presentation transcript:
1 Managing Musculoskeletal issues in the workplace Sophie DrakeGraduate Sports TherapistOccupational HealthPapworth Hospital NHSFoundation Trust
2 Who am I? BSc Sports Therapy UCB in June 2010 Why I got into Sports TherapyWhy it differs from physio
3 Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Specialist cardiothoracic hospital, CambridgeshireApprox staffOccupational Health – 2 nurse advisors, 1FT, 1PT, 2 admin, 1 clinic nurseStarted Papworth as AP in Aug 2010Started clinic Feb 2011Part time job March 2012
4 Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Number of episodes & WTE days by QtrQtr 32013/14Qtr /14Qtr 1ReasonAll Musculo-skeletal124 episodesWTE days110 episodesWTE days97 episodes WTE daysAnxiety/stress/depression/other psychiatric illnesses61 episodes986.6 WTEdays63 episodes38 episodes WTE daysCold, Cough, Flu309 episodes WTE days105 episodesWTE days146 episodes WTE daysTalk about how clinic startedMeetingsTrial year
5 Occupational Health Musculoskeletal Clinic Onsite – OH departmentAim triage – appointment in 2 weeks or less1st appointment 45 mins, Review 30 minsReferred via OH advisor or Self referral1 free assessment, 3 free treatmentsWork closely with OH advisors, OH physician
6 Occupational Health Musculoskeletal Clinic What is offered?Assessment and diagnosisSports MassageExercise PrescriptionUltrasoundTaping and strappingPostural educationLoan of tens machinesWork station assessments and recommendationsTask analysis in work place / support return to workQualified 2013 as DSE assessor
7 Occupational Health Musculoskeletal Clinic Audited via feedback from trial 6 monthsAudited yearly in conjunction with Audit department
8 Clinic Metrix Month Number of appointments New Assessments Follow ups WPAMassagesApr-13181071May-1335193Jun-132312Jul-133815Aug-1333132Sep-1345304Oct-136529Nov-1356944Dec-13461724Jan-147239
14 Audit resultsIn the satisfaction section of the audit, 61% of participants gave the overall service a 10/10, with the remaining participant scoring 7+/10. Again 61% of participants also gave the clinic a 10/10 in regards to how beneficial they felt the clinic was to them and 66% of the participants strongly agreed, giving a score of 10/10 that the service would help to reduce the amount of sickness leave taken by staff as a result of their injury.
15 Prevention Induction Presentation Introduce clinic Encourage early referral to OHManual Handling AdviceAdvertise staff gym
17 Prevention Squats Core activation Static load – 3-4 seconds and how it is detrimentalThink about your workers and how long they sit, carry out an activity for.Sit against a wall.
18 Prevention Key Points Keep up to date with manual handling Good communicationSpeak up if there is a problemRisk assess all tasks – TILEAvoid manual handling if able – use equipmentMaintain postureBend your knees, using your legs not your backLook after yourself – eat well, exercise, manage stress levelsThink about your footwear, clothingHighlight problems as early as possible even if you feel they are insignificant!
19 Future Plans Health and Wellbeing Drop in clinics Lifestyle Clinics On site exercise classesImprove on site gymEncourage getting away from deskCame off sports and physical activity questionnaire. Showed staff that met government recommendations for exercises, better mood, motivation, happiness, energy level. Less stress, anxiety etc
20 Back to you Could you start something similar? Look at NHS OH local servicesCould you pay a private physio/therapist/masseuse to come in, set up dealBring in an ergonomist from time to timeLook into purchasing desk based programmes e.g desk yogaLook at local gyms, could you set up schemes to encourage H&WInternet – free resources to hand out to colleagues – Back Care, Arthritis UK, other charitiesCould you put on/ arrange exercise classes (Pilates)Start a company walking group, after work running club, Perkins half marathonCome up with an induction pack/ generic office stretches/ prevention adviceAsk other companies, what do they do?Ask the staff …. What do they want? What would help them?