DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) are the most commonly reported cause of work-related ill health in Ireland.
The direct cost is estimated to be at least £750 million.
Ireland spends more per capita (40.9%) on sickness and healthcare beneﬁts than 24 other countries featured in a Europe-wide study.
714,000 people in Ireland have arthritis;
25% of all GP visits each year are attributable to arthritis or other MSDs and of these 40,000 people have rheumatoid arthritis.
Arthritis Ireland estimates that the annual cost of lost productive time due to RA and other forms of arthritis was £1.6 billion.
From 24th April 2013 Fit For Work Forum in Dublin Castle – A pan European Strategy.
Arthritis Ireland advocates ‘Movement as the best Medicine’
From IPTAS National Physical Therapy Conference 20th April 2013 http://physicaltherapyconference.wordpress.com/
If you would like more information, treatment or advice on your Musculoskeletal Disorder – Contact me on 087 2848409.
If you want to know how to organise your office to help your body, how to sensibly and easily incorporate movement and exercise into your day and how to generally help yourself combat MSD’s – get in touch.