What is Occupational Health?

Many Individuals and Businesses are new to the concept of Physiotherapists working in Occupational Health. We’ll try help increase your understanding of the service and its value through a series of concise, easy to read articles and answers to FAQs.

The World Health Organisation described Occupational Health in 1971 as “the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of Physical, Mental and Social Wellbeing of workers in all occupations”

Occupational Health should try prevent illness and help minimise the impact of ill health on both the individual and the workplace.

This service may be provided in different forms including, health education & promotion, management advice, screening, treatment and aiding return to work after absence.

Occupational Health can also help businesses with their responsibilities and compliance with the Health & Safety Legislation.

There may be many different Health Professions that work in an Occupational Health Team depending on the needs of a particular individual industry. These can include Occupational Health Advisors, Doctors, Hygienists, Psychologists, Nurses, Ergonomists and Physiotherapists.

Further detail about this area of medicine can be found via the following links:

The Council for Work & Health

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine

The Society of Occupational Medicine

Hopefully this information will have helped introduce the topic of Occupational Health. If you would like to get in touch with us, you can find our contact page here.


Related Services

Follow us on twitter @OHPhysiotherapy

Like us on Facebook 

Follow our Occupational Health Physiotherapy Linked In Company Page

We’ll call you

or call us on 0800 151 2601

You currently have JavaScript disabled!

This site requires JavaScript to be enabled. Some functions of the site may not be usable or the site may not look correct until you enable JavaScript. You can enable JavaScript by following this tutorial. Once JavaScript is enabled, this message will be removed.