Osteopathy East, 41 Mare Street, Cordwainer House, London, E8 4RP.
T:07903 830 743

 
 
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Information For Employers

Musculoskeletal problems are a big concern for employers and account for a good proportion of absence by sickness:

Musculoskeletal problems are the second highest cause of sickness absence in our Trusts and we have found rapid access to an Osteopath can prevent or reduce sickness absence and allow employees to benefit physically from early intervention

Oxford and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust Foundation


An estimated 11.6 million working days a year are lost to work-related MSDs

http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/hsemsd.htm


An MSD accounted for around one in eight people who were issued a sick note

Dame Carol Black, Working for a Healthier Tomorrow, 2008


The average length of time certified for those with MSDs was 10 weeks, almost 2 weeks more than the average for all conditions

Dame Carol Black, Working for a Healthier Tomorrow, 2008


Long-term absence – which is mainly due to stress, anxiety and depression and to back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders – accounts for 40% of lost working time

Cost to business of workplace absence, CBI 2008


Osteopathy plays an important role in occupational health and has been included in examples of best practice cited by UK Health and Safety Executive

Good Health in Good Hands, General Osteopathic Council 2008


Osteopathic advice on manual handling and workstation ergonomics contributes to injury prevention and osteopathic treatment assists a rapid return to work in conditions such as muscle and tendon injuries, repetitive strain injury, neck and low back pain, and sciatica

Good Health in Good Hands, General Osteopathic Council 2008


For further information visit the BOA’s website or contact: British Osteopathic Association 3 Park Terrace, Manor Road, Luton LU1 3HN

Telephone 01582 488455