We provide experienced Occupational Health Physiotherapists who have experience in a broad range of sectors. If appropriate, equipment may be recommended and specific advice will be provided regarding postural and behavioural factors which may contribute to musculoskeletal injury.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) is often referred to as Visual Display Units (VDU) or Computer workstations and includes laptops, tablets and other similar devices that incorporate a display screen. With the average desk worker spending up to nine hours of their day at their workstation it is vital that the arrangement and set up of equipment is appropriate for the user.
Employees who regularly use computer equipment often report discomfort in the neck, shoulder, back or arms and may also be prone to eye strain or fatigue. The development of these symptoms invariably leads to reduced productivity in the workplace. Whilst these disorders do not indicate any serious ill health it is always good practice to ensure that the working environment is as ergonomically satisfactory as possible. Businesses should also be mindful of the health and safety regulations requiring them to protect the health of people who work with DSE.
At Physiotherapy Matters we offer a full package of training, assessment and advisory services that help employers to address DSE issues and comply with legal obligations.