ACPOHE will again be presenting at the Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference. Now in its 15th successful year, the event will be virtual with over 100 hours of insights and learning – you can sign up for a day, a week or a week plus a further 30 days on demand. 20 conference programmes profile the latest innovations, ideas and best practice within occupational health and ergonomics, with a dedicated programme on Managing MSDs and Ergonomics. Here are just some of the highlights to look forward to:
Recovering from COVID-19 – Return to Work Guidance
Nicola Suckley and Katherine Roberts explain the latest guidance developed by ACPOHE to assist physiotherapists in supporting employees to rehabilitate and successfully return to work following COVID-19. It includes advice on how to have relevant work conversations with patients, using a biopsychosocial and occupational approach, assessment, intervention, adjustments and long-term management strategies.
Supporting Employees with Long-COVID
Working to Wellbeing’s Dr Julie Denning and Nicola Suckley draw on their experience of providing clinical health coaching and vocational rehabilitation to help employees with Long-COVID symptoms. Using a series of case studies, they bring a clearer understanding of how people have been affected both physically and psychologically and what tools can be used to facilitate a sustained return to work.
Peter O’Sullivan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Australia’s Curtin Universityexplains how we can translate the latest research in the treatment of lower back pain. His award-winning approach to managing complex musculoskeletal conditions has earnt him international acclaim and this is a great opportunity to listen to his pioneering research.
Virginia Tech’s Dr Maury A Nussbaumtalks about his ground-breaking work on developing occupational exoskeletons. Designed to enhance worker performance, they can play an important role in reducing the risk of workplace injuries.
The MSDs and Ergonomics programme takes place on Wednesday 17 March.
Other programmes include Return to Work, Sickness Absence Management, Managing Health Conditions and Occupational Psychology.
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