Laran Chetty

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Physiotherapy has been recognized as a new addition to occupational health departments. Despite the recognition and progressive implementation of physiotherapy in occupational health, evidence of role efficacy is limited. The authors critically reviewed the literature on the role and responsibilities of physiotherapists in occupational health. A(More)
Changes in the delivery of occupational health and wellbeing services can affect the employer, employees and service users. Despite the impact of such changes, many organisations implement them without understanding their true effects. Support of staff and service users is needed if change is to be implemented and services reconfigured to improve overall(More)
Low back pain (LBP) remains one of the most common and challenging musculoskeletal conditions encountered by health care professionals and is a leading cause of absenteeism. Clinical guidelines are often considered best evidence in health care. The aim of this critical review was to assess the quality and recommendations of LBP guidelines using the(More)
This paper explores the results of a diagnostic analysis that was undertaken before the implementation of a nursing telephone triage assessment for musculoskeletal disorders in an occupational health and wellbeing service. Mixed methods were used to gather the relevant information. Authentic organisational documents provided support for several themes(More)
INTRODUCTION Workplace health and wellbeing is a major public health issue for employers. Wellbeing health initiatives are known to be cost-effective, especially when the programs are targeted and matched to the health problems of the specific population. The aim of this paper is to gather information about the health and wellbeing needs and resources of(More)
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