On-Site Physiotherapy Service

'Focus' is able to offer (almost uniquely in the North West) a combined Physiotherapy/Ergonomic service. The combination of both Physiotherapy and Ergonomics is of clear advantage in the understanding and delivery of proactive management for musculoskeletal disorders in order to reduce sickness-absence.

The 2008/9 Labour Force Survey, reported that the average time that each worker spent off sick, due to a work-related problem, during that year was 15.9 days.
Results from the same survey indicate that of the 1.2 million workers who reported illness whilst at work, the majority reported musculoskeletal disorders to be the main cause of their problem.
The HSE estimate that the cost to employers in the North West UK alone due to ill health, illness and injury at work is £360-810 million per annum (http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/pdf/costs.pdf).

Click the links below to see HSE case studies of organisations utilising on-site services. 

Delivery and management of service

Q:How do we provide quality and expertise to your organisation?
A:We provide expert examination, diagnosis and treatment of your staff. We include return to work plans and rehabilitation of the individual and liaise with that individuals’ managers in order to optimise their safe return to their job role.
A: ‘Focus’ can provide Ergonomic assessments to advise upon appropriate measures to improve working practices, in order to reduce the likelihood of injury occurring.
A: Liaison – regular communication with the multi-disciplinary team involved in managing staff sickness-absence is key to managing staff returning to work in a timely fashion.

How does the service save your organisation money?

  1.  By treating the problem early and returning or keeping staff in work.
  2. Treating the problem rapidly - evidence shows that prolonging the time before treatment can lead to prolonged return to work time. It may lead to recurrent problems with time off in future.
  3. Reducing staff time away from work whilst receiving treatment.
  4. Reducing the need to employ temporary staff to cover sickness-absence.
  5. Ability to alter work practice to reduce risks.
  6. Arrange timely,safe return to work for staff.
  7. The service is seen as a perk, by staff - difficult to quantify the cost-benefit, however research, does point to happier staff being more productive.

Ergonomic services

Focus’ has delivered ergonomic services to organisations, in many sectors, over many years. We help organisations reach solutions to workplace problems, by being able to assess work tasks and practices to identify potential risk factors, and help to provide solutions to the problems identified. Solutions sometimes come in the form of adjustments to how work is carried out, redesign of tasks or workstations or areas. We try to take a pragmatic and practical approach, working with the business, to find a solution. We are always happy to discuss any queries, and how we can help you, so please contact us to discuss matters. the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.