Lorna Taylor, Physiotherapist, Jolly Back
Overwhelming evidence makes it clear that good musculoskeletal health underpins a person’s ability to live and work well. It is also fundamental to healthy ageing, quality of life and independence beyond working years.
Workplace legislation is in place to prevent and reduce Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) with employers having an obligation to ensure the safety and health of employees. Yet, data shows MSDs remain the most common work-related problem in the EU. Backache and muscular pains in the upper limbs are the most common reported problems, with around three in every five workers affected.