Occupational health is a speciality that considers the effects of work on health. It is also the consideration of an individual’s health, ability and fitness to perform a particular job role.
Physiotherapists working in the occupational health setting will look at the persons illness/injury and access this in regards to their job role as well as looking at the rehabilitation/treatment. This may include fitness to work, working amendments including phased return advice, and specific rehabilitation to allow them to return to their job role. Physiotherapy has been proven to be cost effective at keeping people at work or helping workers return quickly after sickness absence.
It has been said that that employers can save £3 for every £1 spent on occupational health physiotherapy (http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2012/04/11/save-money-asking-physios-review-working-practices-employers-urged). Sickness absence costs the UK around £15 billion annually in lost economic output.
Pure Physiotherapy provides occupational health services both directly to employees running clinics within the workplace as well as taking referrals through intermediary services providing clinic based sessions. We cover a number of industries from office based staff, to manual workers.
We are proud of the services we offer and are currently working towards achieving our SEQHOS accreditation which we hope to be awarded in 2019.
If you’re an employer wanting to organise cover for your employees we have a number of options available from referrals as required or set hours each week on site. Please contact us to discuss.