Absence through sickness, for a range of reasons, is a fact of working life. It can come about due to illness, injury or a long-term medical condition. Problems affecting the mental and physical wellbeing of your employees can seriously affect their performance at work. These conditions can include:
- anxiety or phobias
- behaviour problems like Asperger’s Syndrome
- cognitive impairment
- sensory impairment like deafness or blindness
- musculoskeletal conditions causing pain in back, neck or wrists.
Why use an OT or physiotherapist?
In some cases, occupational health is enough to cover an employee’s needs. However, where problems are more long-term or recurring, intervention from an occupational therapist or physiotherapist could be the better option.
OTs have comprehensive medical training, with in-depth knowledge of physical and psychological conditions. This lets them analyse the practical consequences of illness and disability.