Task changes for a podiatrist with neck problems

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A podiatrist in her early 40s has been working with neck problems for 8 years. As a result of the nature of her work, her condition has been exacerbated by adopting awkward postures and manoeuvring patients. This case study highlights the changes that have been and will be made to her main tasks to allow her to work in comfort.

Open conversations with her colleagues and line manager about her diagnosis have led to advice on working safely, assistance with manoeuvring wheelchairs and a display screen equipment assessment being carried out. Ongoing support and planned changes to the workplace will benefit both the worker and the organisation.

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