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ergonomics - how to prevent back pain at work


Although the osteopaths and physiotherapists at the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic in the City of London diagnose and treat the full range of muscular-skeletal problems, we also have specialists in treating problems that occur because of patient's occupations. These aren't just the kind of problems suffered by drivers, manual workers and workers who spend long periods at computer terminals - we treat a number of classical musicians and even circus performers!

Our ergonomists are able to undertake computer workstation assessments and training in line with the Display Equipment Regulations. This can be done for individuals with existing problems, or ideally as company-wide training to prevent staff having problems in the first place. The assessments look at the correct workstation set up including chair adjustment, screen and keyboard positioning as well as use of paperwork, phone and environment factors such as lighting.

Having a workstation assessment complements the treatments you may have at the clinic, by addressing work related issues that may be the underlying cause or contributing to your injury. This will often mean people need fewer treatments to be free of pain and prevents the problem returning in the future.

Our ergonomic consultants:

David Annett, osteopath and ergonomist:
David shares his time between Osteopathy and Ergonomics. He has a degree in Ergonomics from Loughborough University (1990) and has over 17 years ergonomics experience. As well computer workstation assessments and training, David can assess any workplace including artists, textile designers and ticket desks. He does a lot of work with Royal Mail involving Manual Handling assessments and equipment design and development. For more information see www.ergotherapy.co.uk
Patients benefit not only from his treatment, but also from his expert advice on workstation set up and posture.
David is registered as an osteopath with all the major private health insurances incl. AXA PPP BUPA.

links to come for our eletric desk - please enquire in the clinic or on 020 7739 5666

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With osteopathy, physiotherapy and sports injury clinics in kings cross and Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for Central London, the City, North, West, South and East London.

Our Pentonville Road clinic is serving Islington, Kings Cross, Euston, St Pancras, Moorgate, West end, Camden, City, Chelsea, Harley Street, Kensington, Knightsbridge and post codes: N1, W1, W2, W8, NW1, WC1, WC2, EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, SE1 for a complete health care.

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