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1 Managing Musculoskeletal issues in the workplace Sophie Drake Graduate Sports Therapist Occupational Health Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2 Who am I?

3 Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4 Number of episodes & WTE days by Qtr Qtr /14 Qtr /14 Qtr /14 Reason All Musculo-skeletal 124 episodes WTE days 110 episodes WTE days 97 episodes WTE days Anxiety/stress/depress ion/other psychiatric illnesses 61 episodes WTE days 63 episodes WTE days 38 episodes WTE days Cold, Cough, Flu309 episodes WTE days 105 episodes WTE days 146 episodes WTE days

5 Occupational Health Musculoskeletal Clinic Onsite – OH department Aim triage – appointment in 2 weeks or less 1 st appointment 45 mins, Review 30 mins Referred via OH advisor or Self referral 1 free assessment, 3 free treatments Work closely with OH advisors, OH physician

6 Occupational Health Musculoskeletal Clinic What is offered? – Assessment and diagnosis – Sports Massage – Exercise Prescription – Ultrasound – Taping and strapping – Postural education – Loan of tens machines – Work station assessments and recommendations – Task analysis in work place / support return to work

7 Occupational Health Musculoskeletal Clinic

8 Clinic Metrix Month Number of appointments New AssessmentsFollow upsWPAMassages Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan

9 Clinic Metrix MonthSelf referral?OH referral? Clinical staff Non clinical staff Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan

10 Clinic Metrix

11 New AssessmentsWork related injury? May Jun-1370 Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov-1395 Dec Jan

12 Audit results

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15 Prevention Induction Presentation Introduce clinic Encourage early referral to OH Manual Handling Advice Advertise staff gym

16 Prevention

17 Squats Core activation Static load – 3-4 seconds and how it is detrimental – Think about your workers and how long they sit, carry out an activity for.

18 Prevention Key Points Keep up to date with manual handling Good communication Speak up if there is a problem Risk assess all tasks – TILE Avoid manual handling if able – use equipment Maintain posture Bend your knees, using your legs not your back Look after yourself – eat well, exercise, manage stress levels Think about your footwear, clothing Highlight 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 classes Improve on site gym Encourage getting away from desk

20 Back to you Could you start something similar? Look at NHS OH local services Could you pay a private physio/therapist/masseuse to come in, set up deal Bring in an ergonomist from time to time Look into purchasing desk based programmes e.g desk yoga Look at local gyms, could you set up schemes to encourage H&W Internet – free resources to hand out to colleagues – Back Care, Arthritis UK, other charities Could you put on/ arrange exercise classes (Pilates) Start a company walking group, after work running club, Perkins half marathon Come up with an induction pack/ generic office stretches/ prevention advice Ask other companies, what do they do? Ask the staff …. What do they want? What would help them?

21 Thank you for listening! Any Questions?


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