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:
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