Work Related Disorders

Whether you sit at a desk in an office or have a highly active job, work can take its toll on the body as well as the mind. Aching arms, painful fingers, stiff shoulders, pain in the legs or feet and bad backs are common problems that can be associated with work.

It’s easy to assume that these aches and pains are simply the result of getting older or not being as fit as we used to be. However, they can often be related to our work.

Depending on what you do during the day, the list of strains and sprains can be long and varied. Indeed, we see some problems with regularity. For example, we see health care workers with bad backs, machinery operators with shoulder and neck problems, people who stand while working with leg or foot pain and, of course, computer-users with problems in the hand, wrist, neck or shoulders.

Because of their nature, these injuries usually begin without us noticing. Before long they can become very painful and, if you don’t do something about it, could become permanent disabilities.

It’s also important to consider that surrounding tissues can be affected and, of course, you will need to work out if you are able to make changes at work or take some time off to rest.  Jane is a member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) and so well placed to advise on work stations and associated risks.

Your physiotherapist can be a vital asset in helping you to work out what the cause of your problem is, giving you treatment for the problem and a plan for how to make sure that you get better and stay better. If you need a physio in Falmouth to help you to recover from a work-related disorder, please contact Jane using the button below.

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