A free screening can detect employees’ risk of developing mechanical or postural problems in the future. A series of questions and tests can pick up areas of tension, reduced mobility or underlying pain. It is possible to gauge the risk of injury in the future, or the risk of developing chronic postural complaints or arthritis.
Should an issue be detected through one of these assessments then the chiropractor may suggest the following:
• changing their posture and adapting their desk ergonomics to suit them
• trying specific stretches and exercises to correct the problem
• seeing their GP to discuss NHS treatment options
• visiting the clinic for chiropractic treatment
The chiropractor will not suggest expensive changes to any office equipment, instead they may suggest adapting what is already provided. Should an employee need follow-up treatment at the clinic, they can claim their treatment on private health insurance or, if they are self-paying, they will be offered a “corporate rate” to help fund their care.