Occupational Health Physiotherapy & Ergonomics

Occupational Health refers to the promotion and maintenance of physical, mental and social well-being of workers across all occupations. Our Occupational Health Physiotherapy service provides a work-centred focus when treating and rehabilitating employees. One aspect of this may include the assessment review of a person’s ‘ergonomics’.

Ergonomics refers to the science of work and a person’s relationship with it. Good ergonomics aim to optimise human wellbeing & overall system performance.

Good Ergonomics = Better Quality of Task Delivery = Increased Comfort at Work = Greater Productivity

Ergonomics fundamentally looks at how we can improve a person’s perceived level of comfort and efficiency within the workplace whereas Occupational Health considers the whole person and the wider components of health.

Both can also help to manage and improve existing health conditions (work related or otherwise) such as back pain and upper limb disorders. It can help reduce sickness absence, accelerate return to work after a period of absence and reduce costs associated with time off work due to health issues.

In 2014/15, 9.9 million work days were lost out of an estimated total of 27.3 million due to stress, depression, anxiety and musculoskeletal related disorders.

(reference: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/dayslost.htm)

So how can we help?

Plus Health Company provides a highly specialised occupational health physiotherapy and ergonomic service. We offer on-site and clinic based assessments, work-focussed treatment and rehabilitation programmes within a cognitive-behavioural framework. We understand the link between physical, emotional and psychological health and adopt a holistic approach in patient care.

Plus Health Company also recognises the need for objective measurement in order to track progress and identify potential obstacles to recovery.

For more information about how we can help you and your company, get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements further.


"We have used Physiotherapy Plus for a number of years now to help us with the management of employee wellbeing, rehabilitation and fitness for work particularly in terms of hands-on physiotherapy treatment and on site ergonomic assessments. We find the service offered highly professional, efficient and accessible for what we feel is a very reasonable cost."

                Lesley Clarke, Occupational Health Manager, Calderdale Council

"Jenny attended our GP Practice to provide a session on Occupational Health, Ergonomics and Workstation Posture for our Administration staff, so they were able to understand the terms, role and function of occupational health and ‘ergonomics’, to consider how ergonomics and work postures can influence our perceived level of comfort at work, to understand what is meant by ‘active breaks’ and how to make and sustain positive work habits, and also provided information on how to complete a DSE checklist in preparation for an ergonomic assessment.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative session with Jenny providing both factual and precise information, together with the opportunity to try out some exercises, all staff who attended gave excellent feedback and everyone learnt something from the session.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Jenny to provide a talk on this topic."

Diane Harris, GP Practice Manager Halifax