"Osteopathy and the Work/Life Balance"
Work Sport

Work related injuries commonly affect the muscles, tendons and joints in the back, hands and arms. Symptoms vary from mild aches and pains to severe pain and long-term disability.

Common conditions include:

  • Disc Lesions ('Slipped Disc')
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Epicondylitis ('Tennis Elbow')
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Repetitive strain injuries

Employers may find that having an osteopath involved in staff care programmes can lead to a fitter workforce and improved morale, increased productivity and less sickness absence.

Osteopaths can provide absence certification if necessary. The Clinic has an associated service of Ergonomic Work Station Assessments and Display Screen Equipment/Manual Handling Training.

Osteopathy treats the whole person so even if you have an injury associated with a specific sport, we will consider other factors that may be contributory such as your work and life-style. It is vitally important to understand the particular stresses associated with different sports in order to properly diagnose the cause of the injury and therefore treat effectively.

Sports injuries can be incredibly frustrating especially for those involved at competition level, and the need for rest and treatment can severely inhibit training programmes. The osteopath will consider and advise upon warm-ups, warm-downs, duration and type of training, associated strength building, flexibility and diet, as well as rest and treatment itself.

Even when an injury is fully recovered, prevention is better than cure, and it is always preferable to avoid injuries by adequate preparation.

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