What is a
Musculoskeletal
Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons

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What is a
Musculoskeletal
Disorder?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons

Find out more Get in touch

Musculoskeletal conditions

are a costly and growing problem.

Problems such as back, shoulder and knee pain are the second leading cause of working days lost in the UK – it is estimated that 31 million days a year are lost due to these problems. MSD problems are characterised by pain, stiffness, and limitation of movement, which can affect the ability to work at any age.

Poor MSD health affects all industries and business sectors, from construction to banking. There are risks to employees who are deskbound, just as there are to workers in manufacturing or construction. (source Public Health England)

The problem – Impact of MSDs

One in eight of the working age population is reported to having an MSD.

Impact of MSDs

  • Employees in pain, adversely impacting on health & wellbeing
  • Presenteeism/reduced productivity and poor performance
  • High levels of sickness absence
  • High costs, decreased profitability and potential litigation

Our specialist range of occupational health services have a proven track record of preventing and managing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs); one of the top two causes of sickness absence in the UK.

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