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Connect’s Occupational Health Physiotherapy Services consist of a holistic service covering prevention, assessment, rehabilitation and training.

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The Solution

Connect’s Occupational Health Physiotherapy Services consist of a holistic service covering prevention, assessment, rehabilitation and training.

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The Solution

Proactive workplace risk assessment and prevention of MSD

Engagement, training and education in effective MSD management and prevention

Promotion of health and wellbeing – in and out of work

Specialist treatment and rehabilitation that empowers the employee to understand, manage and prevent the problem

Innovation MSD solutions, including digital, telehealth, self assesment, bespoke exercise videos

Employee Wellbeing

Biopsychosocial Approach

Prevention

of musculoskeletal injury and absence by keeping employees fit and well such as education, exercise classes or screening.

  • Musculoskeletal Screening
  • Health and Wellbeing Toolbox Talks
  • Exercise Classes
  • Health and Wellbeing Events
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  • Musculoskeletal Screening – A combination of tests and questionnaires aimed at determining an employee’s risk of musculoskeletal problems and future fitness for work.
  • Health and Wellbeing Toolkbox Talks – Brief educational sessions covering topics such as; understanding pain, physical activity, healthy diet, sleep hygiene.
  • Exercise Classes – Focused on musculoskeletal health and provided on-site. Includes; ‘back class’, ‘functional fitness’, yoga and Pilates. Can be provided as a regular service or to support an event.
  • Health and Wellbeing Events – Support in the organisation and delivery of health and wellbeing events in the form of promotional stands, musculoskeletal screening, sample exercise classes, toolbox talks, and bespoke physiotherapy advice.

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Assessment

to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury, these include display screen assessments, manual handling workplace assessments, vehicle assessments, ergonomic risk assessments and functional capacity evaluations.

  • Ergonomic Risk Assessment
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Task Analysis
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For your organisation:

  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) – whole office assessment – provides both individual and organisation recommendations within a report
  • Workplace Assessment (WPA) – focused on a specific task rather than employee. Findings and recommendations are presented within a report.
  • Ergonomic Risk Assessment – focused on multiple tasks, specific work areas and/or issues, using ergonomic tools to identify risk of musculoskeletal injury and provide recommendations in a comprehensive report.

For an individual:

  • Workplace Assessment (WPA) for a desk-based employee – A display screen equipment (DSE) assessment for an individual with musculoskeletal pain or discomfort associated with their work.
  • Workplace Assessment for a non desk-based employee – For an individual with musculoskeletal pain or discomfort associated with their work.
  • Driver and Vehicle Assessment – For an individual with musculoskeletal pain or discomfort associated with the driving element of their work and/or use of a specific vehicle.
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) – A combination of tests aimed at replicating an individual’s work practices and determining their fitness to work. Used to identify any changes needed to accommodate an employee with particular health needs. Comprehensive report provided.

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Rehabilitation

to support employees with musculoskeletal injury in their recovery and return them to full function in and out of work. Services include telephone triage, on-site/off-site service and functional rehab programmes.

  • Telephone Assessment
  • On-site Physiotherapy
  • Off-site Physiotherapy
  • Functional Rehabilitation Programme
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  • Telephone Assessment (PhysioLine)– Triage service providing your employees with immediate access to a qualified physiotherapist over the phone, who can provide a detailed assessment, tailored advice and education and can refer the employee for further face to face physiotherapy if necessary.
  • On-site Physiotherapy – Our flagship on-site service focuses not just on the injury but on the surrounding workplace. Creating a work-focused support plan to help each employee back to full fitness quickly and efficiently. Through our reporting, we can help you to identify any injury patterns, and then discuss how these can be mitigated against.
  • Off-site Physiotherapy – Our national network of quality-assured physiotherapy practices provides your employees with quick and convenient access to physiotherapy. Fitness for work reports are also provided for each case.
  • Functional Rehabilitation Programme (FRP) – designed for employees with long-term musculoskeletal disorders that need additional support. An FRP aims to achieve a sustainable return to work by measuring and understanding both the job requirements and the individual before agreeing to a set of goals and providing a dynamic education and rehabilitation recovery programme.

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Training

to educate and teach employees how they can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury for themselves and the organisation. Programmes include manual handling, display screen equipment, ergonomic risk assessor and awareness sessions for employees and managers.

  • Manual Handling Training
  • Manual Handling Training Train the Trainer
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) User Training
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Training
  • Musculoskeletal Awareness Training for Managers
  • Ergonomic Risk Assessor Training
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  • Manual Handling Training – Combining our physiotherapy expertise in managing musculoskeletal health with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) training standards for delivery of ‘manual handling at work’. Bespoke to your workplace.
  • Manual Handling Train the Trainer – Delegates are trained to deliver manual handling training by one of Connect’s experienced physiotherapists and trainers. Includes a bespoke training package and all materials needed to deliver manual handling training internally.
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) User Training – Combining our physiotherapy expertise in managing musculoskeletal health with the HSE requirements for DSE set-up and use.
  • Display Screen Equipment (DSE) Assessor Training– Delegates are trained to be able to complete a basic DSE assessment in line with the HSE requirements.
  • Musculoskeletal Awareness Training for Employees – Brief educational session aiming to teach employees in how they can reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury for themselves and others.
  • Musculoskeletal Awareness Training for Managers – Brief educational sessions aiming to teach managers in how they can reduce and manage musculoskeletal injury for themselves, their employees and the organisation.
  • Ergonomic Risk Assessor Training – Delegates are trained to carryout ergonomic /risk assessments and reduce musculoskeletal injury within the workplace. This proactive approach will ensure compliance and ownership of HSE requirements and legislation. Multiple ergonomic assessment tools are covered depending on the requirements of your business e.g. RULA, REBA, MAC and ART.

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