Work Station Assessment

What We Can Offer

We provide Work Station Assessments either individually or in small groups of up to 10 people. We show them how to use their body within their work station so that they can stop themselves developing an injury.

Our philosophy at the wyndham centre is that of prevention. By making people aware of the ways in which the muscles and spine are likely to become asymmetrical leading to muscle imbalance, damage and pain in the general course of the day at work, we show them how to keep the body in balance.

By keeping the body in balance this allows the musculo-skeletal system and the circulatory and lymphatic systems to function efficiently. With fluid movements and muscle efficiency you can increase your stamina and reduce your tiredness. If the body is not in its right alignment then the cheating mechanisms set in.

We teach people how to replace bad habits with good ones, to restore natural normal movement that will help keep pain and stiffness at bay, and prevent further damage.

Health And Safety

The Health And Safety At Work Act states that employers have a duty of care with regard to the health and safety of their employees.

One of the requirements is to risk and ergonomically assess the work stations of all employees and this includes not only the practicalities of the height and position of the desk, chair and computer but also how the employee uses their body within that work station to prevent any work related injury.

Aims

  • To look at the patients every day activities and relate the aches/potential aches to their bad habits.
  • To increase awareness in how the body is likely to become damaged and cause problems
  • To show them how to avoid the bad habits
  • To help prevent work related injuries
  • To give them specific exercises to help control stretch and strengthen the body and release muscle tension
  • To show the optimum height of the desk and chair in relation to the individual.

The disability of low back pain has increased dramatically over the last decade. The 1994 Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) report on back pain produced some alarming statistics:-

  • 80% of the population report back pain at some time in their life
  • 20% of back pain sufferers will continue to have pain for the rest of their lives
  • An estimated 52 million working days were lost in 1993 due to back pain
  • Chronic low back pain is increasing faster than any other form of incapacity

There is increasing evidence to suggest that our lifestyles contribute to back pain. Lifting, bending, slouching, driving, sleeping, even sneezing, can contribute to pain. An acute attack of back pain, if not settled within six weeks, is at risk of becoming chronic. The longer the individual is off work, the lower their chances of returning.

However the good news is that with early management, education and safe exercise, there is a 90% probability that an acute attack will settle enough to allow a prompt return to work, and a full and active life.

At the wyndham centre we do not believe in just treating the symptoms, but in a therapeutic and educative approach to help prevent recurrence of an individual’s problem.

Posture is how we hold and move ourselves. It is unique to each one of us and can be influenced by our mood, culture and environment. A balanced posture is one in which the head, spine, and pelvis are maintained in their natural alignment with optimum muscle effort. Faulty alignment can add stress and strain to our soft tissues, contributing to pain.

Habitually, we tend to fluctuate from one extreme of posture to another, never being totally aware of a balance between the two. Habits are not easy to break, they are what we practise most often, e.g. leg crossing and arm folding. We are often not aware of our habits or of the harm they may be doing, but it is important to learn to recognise them. It is only then that we can replace them with something less harmful.

Movement is only thought about if we are in pain and we rarely consider, that how we habitually move, may be causing a build-up of damage that will one day lead to pain.

How much does it cost?

Our fee includes all costs and travel with a full detailed report on all findings with recommendations and advice as follows:

London

  • Individually 1 person – £95
  • 2 or more – £75 per person
  • over 10 people – 5% discount
  • over 15 people – 10% discount
  • over 20 people – 15% discount
  • Groups of up to 10 – £150 an hour

Hertfordshire:

  • Individually 1 person £80
  • 2 or more £62.50 per person
  • over 10 people 5% discount
  • over 15 people 10% discount
  • over 20 people 15% discount
  • Groups of up to 10 – £125 an hour