OH&S Workplace Consultations

Why is OH&S so important?

Here are some scary (but true) facts:

– Sedentary behaviour is one of the leading risk factors for death in the world, which equates to over 5
million people per year
– 2% disc compression occurs after sitting for just 4 hours. Postural changes every 15mins decreases this
compression
– Sitting for an average of 6hrs a day at work caused 53% of people to get neck pain, 53.2% of people lower
back pain and 51.6% of people to get shoulder pain
– Long sitting times causes 73.6% of people to feel exhausted at the end of a work day. Keep in mind
‘sitting hours’ over the day also include time spent sitting to and from work and at home
– Studies have also shown that regular physical activity outside of work does not make up for the hours of
prolonged static sitting done at work – meaning that the issue needs to be addressed in the workplace even
if employees are active outside of work
– Average time lost for a serious workers claim has increased 33% between 2001 and 2015
– People working in administration roles are most likely to be obese with 77% of people working in admin
roles overweight or obese. (Stats from the UK)

Our services are designed to both specifically aid in the prevention of injuries/pain as well as to reduce work
time lost due to these injuries/pain.

We offer a range of services, all of which we would be more than happy to customise to your needs, to best
benefit your workplace health system and goals.

This menu of services has been specifically devised to provide a preventative and functional approach to a
healthier workplace.

Services

Work station setups

– Did you know that neck, shoulder and lower back pain levels can all be reduced with an ergonomic work
station setup? Effects of a recent study showed prolonged benefits over 6 months
– We offer advice on modifications to current work station equipment eg. chair height, monitor position
and mouse and telephone position
– We can also give advice on equipment that can contribute to an efficient work station setup. This can
include a wireless mouse or keyboard, wrist pad, foot stool, adjustable desk, sit/stand desk or a monitor
stand

Pre-work functional assessments

– Involves a one-on-one session with a physio who will complete a musculoskeletal screening in order to
identify any areas that may be susceptible to injury
– This will help the employer gauge the health and fitness of potential new employees and allow the
employer to reduce risk from the outset of employment

Current staff screenings

– This can be a once off or a yearly occurrence
– Involves a one-on-one session with a physio who will complete a musculoskeletal screening in order to
identify any areas that may be susceptible to injury
– This includes a report of findings that the employee can then act upon

Program development

– Neck, shoulder and lower back pain can all be reduced with an exercise program targeted at improving
strength and range of motion of the upper body and neck with effects lasting longer than 6months
– Individualised programs for employees based on their musculoskeletal screening

One-on-one sessions (on site)

– If your office has the space, we can come to you, setup a room for an agreed amount of time and provide
your employees with physiotherapy treatment sessions to address any concerns they may have

One-on-one sessions (at STC)

– If your staff members have undergone the musculoskeletal screenings, they will be entitled to a 10%
discount at our clinic for their physiotherapy needs. STC also offers a range of other services, which the
discount is valid for, including exercise physiology, massage therapy, acupuncture and hydrotherapy

Group classes

– If your office has the space, we can come to you, alternatively we can arrange a group class for just your
employees at STC
– Group classes include; mat Pilates, reformer and equipment Pilates (at STC only) yoga, ballet barre (at
STC only), rehabilitation classes for all levels, personal training and exercise physiology

Educational sessions

We can come and present to your employees on a range of topics including;

  • Strength and fitness training
  • Importance and impact of movement
  • OH&S
  • How to move more at work
  • Nutrition

We can also design lectures/presentations based on what messages you are wanting to communicate with
your team.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions about our services.