Injuries suffered at work are one of the biggest reasons for days off work in the UK.
Whether you work in an office or on a building site, if you’re struggling with work injuries, Rachel Sharp Rehab in Sutton Coldfield can help.
Work Injuries Sutton Coldfield
A real problem
Musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are one of the main reasons for sick leave in the UK according to the Office of National Statistics.
2020 is a year that we will not forget in a hurry, when COVID affected our entire way of life. During this time, MSK conditions accounted for the third highest number of days taken off sick, even more than Coronavirus.
Long-standing work-related days lost
In 2019/20 there were 480,000 workers suffering from new or long-standing work-related MSK disorders and 8.9 million days lost of work as a result.
Depending on your occupation, you may be at a higher risk of sustaining a work injury than others. For example, Agriculture, forestry and fishing; construction and human health & social work activities are industries that have a higher than average rate of work-related MSK disorders. However, even occupations that you may not consider to pose potentially dangerous situations can lead to pain or injury.
Office worker injuries
If you are an office worker, you may not think you are at risk of developing a work injury, but sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time can take a toll on your body. People who work in offices or factories are also prone to repetitive motion injuries, due to the fact that their jobs require constant repetition.
If you are suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder that you can not attribute to a specific injury, it may be due to what you do for a living. Simply by being more aware of your posture while at work, or improving your strength/flexibility with certain movements that you may repeat regularly during your working day could help alleviate the symptoms.
Rachel Sharp Rehab can help
I can provide you with helpful techniques for proper performance while on the job, in order to avoid further injury in the future.
If your injury is limiting you from returning to work or being able to function at your full potential, book an assessment here.
Aqua Rehab in Sutton Coldfield
Aqua rehab is a great form of treatment for many sports and other types of injuries.
Avoid the NHS waiting lists and visit your local specialist injury rehab clinic in Sutton Coldfield today.