What do Occupational Health Physiotherapists do?


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 involved in manual handling - any of these roles can lead to, or exacerbate, an MSK condition, which can be extremely debilitating and result in time off work.

Physiotherapy to meet your employees’ needs

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. 

Tackling the problem early on

Our approach is to tackle the problem early on, helping to reduce the likelihood of the condition becoming long lasting. After referral, we will conduct a telephone pre-placement assessment to determine whether the condition is chronic or acute, either providing a self-management plan or fast-track treatment. Following assessment, employees are shown and taught exercises that aim to increase mobility and provided with advice on lifting, bending or walking without pain.

Our network of physiotherapists can help to manage pain, recover fitness and strength and facilitate overall recovery. After injury, muscles may be weakened or movement restricted, causing pain and diminishing function. A course of physiotherapy can be very effective in rebuilding strength, improving the range of movement, reducing pain or swelling and restoring function.

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.

To find out more about our Occupational Health Physiotherapy services, and how our absence management strategies and wellbeing strategies could benefit your business, please contact us for a no obligation review. Either call us on 0191 512 8220 or email: wellbeing@ukim-oh.com