What do Occupational Health Physiotherapists do?

How our team can help your staff manage pain, regain fitness and facilitate recovery...


How your employees can benefit from Occupational Health Physiotherapy…

A quarter of adults suffer from long standing musculoskeletal (MSK) problems - the most common reason for visiting GPs and accounting for 30% of all consultations. Whether your employees are sedentary, drivers, or are involved in manual handling - any of these roles can lead to, or exacerbate, an MSK condition. This can be extremely debilitating and result in time off work.

We're a key supplier of Physiotherapy services to UK businesses...

Here at UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing we have one of the largest physiotherapy networks in the UK, providing over 60,000 assessments and nearly 400,000 physiotherapy treatment sessions every year. With over 800 treatment venues across the country it means that, on average, a user will travel no more than 4 miles to attend one of our appointments.

As members of the Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association (COHPA), we are committed to shaping the future of Occupational Health and managing workplace health and wellbeing across all sectors. 

How Physiotherapy can help your business reduce employee absence...

Our approach is to tackle problems early on, helping to reduce the likelihood of any condition becoming long lasting. After referral, we will conduct a telephone pre-placement assessment to determine whether the condition is chronic or acute. From there, we'll provide an employee self-management plan, or fast-track treatment. After assessment, employees are shown and taught exercises by a physiotherapist that aim to increase mobility. They are also provided with advice and best practice on how to lift, bend and walk without pain.

Our network of physiotherapists can help your staff to manage pain, recover fitness and strength and facilitate overall recovery. It's important to remember that, after injury, muscles may be weakened or movement restricted - this is what causes pain and diminishes function. A course of physiotherapy can be very effective in rebuilding strength, improving the range of movement, reducing pain and / or swelling and restoring function - all of which are hugely important in reducing staff absence after an injury.

Physiotherapy is particularly effective for:

  • Neuromusculoskeletal conditions
  • Back pain
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Post-surgery recovery

Whether the condition is affected by injury, illness or disability, physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function through exercise, manual therapy, education and advice, using hands-on, clinically evidenced intervention.


Does your business need help reducing employee absence? Contact us today...