Monthly Archives: December 2012

Getting people back to work

Early advice and intervention for musculoskeletal issues reduces sickness absence and improves long term outcome measures. In one organisation a fast access Physiotherapy service was established with the following success; First 4 months 373 employees seen Sickness absence rates from … Continue reading

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Partial return to work

A randomised controlled trial (RCT) involving 6 employers demonstrated that there was a more speedy return to work in employees suffering musculoskeletal pain who were placed on part time absence rather than full sick leave. 63 employees were randomly assigned … Continue reading

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What can Physiotherapists help with?

How the public sees the role of Physiotherapy Health problem issue % of ┬áthose surveyed who new Physios had a role Patients recovering from hip, knee or joint replacements 73% Spinal or joint injuries (back, neck, joints) 72% Mobility problems … Continue reading

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