All employers have a responsibility to care for their employees and we can work with you to develop a Complete Back Care Management programme to enable your employees to remain in work or helped to make an earlier return to work and ultimately be more productive.
We can offer advice for employers and help you to comply with your legal requirements and minimise the risk to your employees of developing back pain or making existing back pain worse.
Evidence shows that good industrial relations, job satisfaction and partnership between employers and employees are key elements in the successful management of back pain problems. It may also help you to retain skilled and loyal staff.
We can offer advice for workers to help them to understand the causes of back pain and give advice on what to do if you are a sufferer. Knowing what the risks are can help them to reduce the possibility of developing back pain. Most back pain is not caused by any serious damage or disease. The pain usually improves within a few weeks, at least enough to allow you to get on with your life.
Suffering from back pain does not mean you must automatically be off work. Inactivity and bed rest can increase the chance of disability so it is in your interest to remain active unless your doctor tells you not to. There are things that your employer can do to help you stay in work or return to work.
Why not register with our 6 weeks exercise programme which is specifically designed to rehabilitate back pain sufferers through exercise.
There is evidence that there are benefits to be gained through investing in effective sickness absence management. This is where we can help you develop a Complete Back Care Management programme for employees.
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Meet the Team
Andy Collins from Tri4Fitness
I am currently at Practitioner level with CIMSPA and Level 4 Reps with most recent qualifications in Level 4 Low back management, Level 4 BACPR Cardiac Rehab, Level 3 Education and training award, Level 3-4 GP referral and Pilates.
My day to day role is to run a successful personal training business, several classes and GP referral appointments at a local leisure centre.
After suffering a serious back injury in a car accident in 2001, I was very disappointed with the aftercare and treatment I received. I still wanted to return to the active lifestyle I had before the accident and was determined to create my own care package to help myself regain my fitness.
It consists of 2x week mobility, flexibility, core based Pilates, 2x week strength based training and 3x week cycling training which is my main passion leading to a 3 day cycling challenge in Italy this year.
Finally and most importantly I am a family man with a young son and nothing pleases me more than spend quality time with them which none of this would be possible if I did not look after my health.
My aim is to use my experience of injury rehabilitation and the effects on the person both Physical and Psychological to help others reduce pain and fulfil their potential in life.
Link to an article about Andy and his accident - http://bit.ly/2jHxZ2
I have worked with and supported adults and young people with different needs for more than 20 years now both physically and emotionally.
After working for a mental health charity called MIND where I was a Befriending Co-ordinator I presently run courses in mental health First Aid and Wellbeing sessions for groups of people from different organisations.
I also do some one to one work with people supporting them with different emotional needs such as anxiety, depression or maybe something a bit more extreme!
I help people to recognise and understand the symptoms they may be experiencing and then learn some coping strategies so that they can survive in this high pressured world we live in!
Joanna has been working as a physiotherapist in both Australia and the UK since she qualified in 2001. Joanna works in private practice in Trowbridge, working with people with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. She describes herself as a Manual Therapist, using hands-on techniques as well as rehabilitation exercises to assist clients in their recovery.
Joanna has a lot of experience in working with people with lower back pain, whether it’s a new injury, or something that’s been around for years.
She is also qualified in the provision of Clinical Pilates to enhance recovery from injury and prevent any further issues recurring.
Leoni Van Haver our Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
My background in work and study is in Marketing and Human Resources. Shortly after moving to the London area I took a long break raising my two lovely daughters. When my youngest started school I worked for many years as a self-employed consultant supporting people in achieving their weight loss goals.
Doing this work made me realise how many people are struggling to change their behaviour towards food and exercise. Losing weight was the easy part; helping to develop an altered mind-set towards healthy eating and living proved much more of a challenge. As a result I became more and more interested in the psychology of the human mind and after obtaining level 2 and level 3 counselling certificates I decided to re-train as an integrative counsellor at Worcester University. Integrative means I work with a variety of approaches, one of which is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT is a proven way of working with clients to create positive change in areas of life where one can feel ‘stuck’. It can help to conquer anxiety, reduce stress, to break down unhealthy thinking patterns and to create new ways of ‘being’ which can be life transforming.
Having been diagnosed with a back problem at a young age I have experienced the challenges of ‘managing’ my condition being in school, the work place and with day to day living. Having Andy as my personal trainer has been key in motivating and inspiring me to achieve overall fitness -gaining strength and confidence in the process and he encouraged me to take part in his back-care programme.
I am a member of the British Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling and adhere to their professional conduct procedures and ethical framework.
I work for your County Sports Partnership (CSP) called Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP). We administer the Sport England projects locally and support Clubs, Coaches, Schools and any organisation or individual that is involved with Sport or Physical Activity.
Companies and organisations across Wiltshire and Swindon are invited to take part in the 'Workplace Challenge'.
The aim of the programme is to promote sport, physical activity and health improvements across the UK's workplaces.
Our Activity Log is used to record employee’s levels of sport, physical activity and active travel online and compete with other workplaces at the same time. You can log activities all year round for your own records, and many CSPs will be organising mini logging challenges across the year. We can also offer Competition Programme across a variety of sports for you and your colleagues. It doesn't matter if you haven't played before, local sports coaches will provide support and instruction for your team and all events have an emphasis on fun.
The Workplace Challenge can benefit your workplace in the following ways
- Workplace physical activity programmes can reduce absenteeism due to sickness, increase work attendance, reduce job stress and decrease healthcare utilisation
- Our dedicated network of 45 County Sports Partnerships are available to provide support, guidance and opportunities for workplaces to engage in sport and physical activity.
- Healthier and more active workplaces have been proven to be happier and more productive workforces. Research suggests that exercise can reduce absenteeism by 23.5% and staff turnover can be reduced by 16% (BUPA, 2015).
- Our software monitors "active travel" by recording how much C02 our users save by not driving to meetings, work, shops. etc.
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Complete Back care Management Programme leader Andy Collins on 07905 558666 or email email@example.com
Workplace Challenge leader Kirsty Brown on 01225718500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP) aim to promote and support sport and physical activity. We can support your club, school and workplace with a range of services including:
- Sport Funding& Grants support, information and advice
- First Aid training / Safeguarding and Child Protection / Social Media training
- Event Safety Management
- Workplace Health programme –Workplace Challenge
- Support for Sports Coaches –Coach Bursary,Coach Education,RightCoach
- Club Support & Development –Clubmark,Club Matters
- Training / meeting room hire
- Marketing & Communications support and Sponsorship opportunities
- Sport England Projects –School Games,Satellite Clubs,Sportivate.
If you think we can help you please get in touch… Kirsty@wiltssport.org.uk or call 01225 781500.