Any member of Cardiff & Vale UHB staff can self refer to Physiotherapy via Occupational Health.
If you have any musculoskeletal related pain or disability, for example; back, knee, shoulder etc, you can receive quick access to advice to help manage your condition. Whether you have experienced an injury in or out of work, you can be assessed by one of our physiotherapy team by referring yourself to the service. As with all assessments undertaken by Occupational Health, the physiotherapy assessment is strictly confidential.
If you would like to self-refer you can do so by contacting either the Occupational Health Service ext. (029207)43264.
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Some of the key points include:
- ‘Poor’ or ‘Bad Posture’ are often terms used to explain aches and pains for people working in static positions.
- However ‘good posture’ alone does not always prevent musculoskeletal conditions developing.
- It is likely that, irrespective of your posture, you will suffer significant aches & pains if you spend too long seated or in one position
- It is vital that you do not spend too long in the same position
- Set alarm on your PC or other device to alert you every 20-30 minutes to take a 30 second ‘micropause’ from your working position
- Use this time to ‘move’ all your major joints such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists and hands or even get up from your seat to change your position briefly
- A short walk, every hour, to the bathroom or to make a drink will also help to reduce the potential for the onset of musculoskeletal conditions
- Incorporate activity where possible, such as a lunchtime walk
There are many ways to stay fit in work.