• Robert@optimalhealthclinic

How manual therapy can save you money!

Health and safety executives estimate that there are 526,000 cases of work related musculoskeletal disorders, equaling about 42% of all work related illness and the second biggest cause of absence from work, effecting over 1m people at a cost to the economy (estimated in 2007) of £7bn.

If you are self-employed, taking time off work with musculoskeletal problem can have a devastating effect on you and your family’s financial security, so getting back to work as quickly as possible is essential. That can seem impossible when you’re in pain and unable to complete your usual daily activities.

The Work Foundation recommend that you work with your employers and healthcare professionals if effected by musculoskeletal disorders to find ways of returning to work as soon as possible using a combination of treatment, lifestyle changes and adjustment to working conditions. They also suggest that early intervention is key to recovery, hastening your return to a normal, healthy lifestyle and limiting the negative psychological effects of an extended period of sick leave.

How optimal health clinic can help;

Fast access – we are usually able to see you on the same day or within a couple of days of seeking an appointment. You don’t need to be referred by a GP unless you are seeking NHS funded treatment, or your health insurance provider insists that you see a GP first.

Treatment and advice – once we have assessed your condition, we will usually begin treatment straight away. We can also provide advice on how to avoid making the condition worse or re-injuring yourself.

Inexpensive treatment – Many musculoskeletal disorders can be treated over a few visits.

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