Work Related Injuries2019-08-31T06:12:01+01:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Work Related Injuries

On average in a typical working week people spend nearly six hours a day sitting at their work desk. Prolonged periods of sitting is not only bad for your physical health but also your mental well-being. Unfortunately for many people sitting at a desktop is part of modern day working life and absolutely necessary for large sectors of the working community. It is essential that given how much time we are in from of a computer at work we ensure our workstation is optimally set up to maximise comfort and minimise stress acting on the body.

Desktop related injuries are usually due to repetitive strain on the body as a result of poor sitting posture and improper workstation set up. Typical work station injuries include:

  • Disc injuries (commonly lower back and neck)
  • Shoulder pain or ‘mouse shoulder’
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Increased muscle tension in neck and shoulders.

At Portobello physiotherapy we are experienced in treating work related injuries and can also offer advice on the appropriate work station set up.

After a lifetime of playing sport, some of it serious and some not, I have picked up bumps and bangs along the way. Last year I started having problems with my knees and for my job that was a problem. Thankfully I was able to catch an appointment at Portobello Physio. After diagnosing me with hamstring tendonitis I was put on a conditioning programme that not only cleared up my knee trouble but has me way stronger so all those other bumps and bangs aren’t as bad either. I have had to go to physio a good bit over the years with my job and I can honestly say that the physio service at Portobello Clinic is one of the very best, couldn’t recommend it highly enough. A great place for sports people.

Michael Nugent Head Pro M.L.T.C Former Davis Cup Player

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