You've nothing to lose but your joint and muscle pain
MUSCULO-SKELETAL RISK SCREEN
Bad workmen have always blamed their tools. It's still happening, only this time it's the desk, the chair and the mouse - or if you work outside, the seat, the steering wheel, the floggle-toggle, the broom or the shovel - that get the blame.
Of all the health assessments we conduct in the workplace, this one appears to be most pressing. This is because close to 50% of people regularly experience musculo-skeletal pain.
Ask any group of people to rate the current condition of their musculo-skeletal system and 50% will give themselves 5/10 or less.
Most don't complain, they think a certain amount of joint and muscle pain is normal. They blame their age, their occupation or the sport they played when they were young, they put up with it.
Their physician is clueless about diagnosing causation. hey don't know where to look. This b\eing the case they don't know what to prescribe to treat the problem.
One thing is clear, back (and most other joint and muscle pain) is not caused by a lack of rubbing, crunching, heating, vibrating, strapping, doping or surgery. The most common prescription is a pill to mask the pain. The problem gets worse.
Those that make a serious complaint become part of a very expensive therapeutic merry-go-round; which means a lot of money is spent but not much progress is made toward making people stronger and more flexible, restoring poor function to good, getting their skeletons back into better alignment, and relieving the principal symptom - pain!
The Ten Point Musculo-skeletal Risk Screen profile provides individuals and organisations with an audit of current and future risk - plus the tools they need to get themselves back into alignment. The tools are called strength and flexibility exercises. You have to do them to yourself; no-one can do them for you.
We normally conduct the assessment as part of the Musculo-skeletal Health Seminar.
TEN POINT MUSCULO-SKELETAL RISK SCREEN
Give yourself a score out of ten, appropriate for your performance on each of the ten questions below. A good score is a high score. A poor score is a low score.
If you don't think it is safe for you to do any of these tests don't do them. If it hurts, stop doing the test immediately. These tests are safe and easy to complete for people in good musculo-skeletal health.
Items in red - squats, situps and pressups are the Fit-for-Work tests.
YOUR RISK OF MUSCULO-SKELETAL FUNCTION IS ASSESSED AS: -
Very low if you scored over 80
Low if you scored over 70
Medium if you scored between 50 and 70
High if you scored less than 50
If you scored less than 50 we suggest you attend the CrookBackClinic - or a yoga, Yoga Fit, tai chi, Pontius Pilates, Body Balance, Pump or Complete Workout program three times a week. Do that and you'll get your musculo-skeletal system back into very good shape in a few months. You'll feel the difference after a couple of weeks.