Health and Safety Executive figures report that 9.5 million working days are lost each year to musculoskeletal issues in the UK alone. Osteopaths have clinical training in identifying musculoskeletal disorders, with a thorough understanding of the causes of an ailment, how to treat them and, if necessary, when to refer you to a GP for further investigation.
Many people who are on long-term sick leave say that the reasons they cannot work are due to problems with their muscles, bones, ligaments and nerves (musculoskeletal problems). Habitual poor posture can contribute to daily aches and discomfort in the workplace and beyond. Whether you work at a desk or have a more manual occupation, your job may expose you to stresses and strains that can cause you pain.