Working with people to help them stay in or return to work

Working with people to help them stay in or return to work
Event on 2017-07-08 09:30:00
Musculoskeletal (MSK) symptoms involve more than just what has happened to cause the symptoms. Models which support the management of most MSK symptoms look beyond the initial presentation, and encompass biological/biomechanical factors and the psychological and social context of the individual. These various psychosocial factors, if not identified and addressed, act as obstacles to recovery and participation: they raise the likelihood of chronic pain and disability, and make patients less likely to respond to treatment. This seminar aims to offer delegates the knowledge and the skills to manage psychosocial obstacles, and to facilitate more effective management of your patients’ health. This event is suitable for osteopaths, physiotherapists, chiropractors and others who treat and advise people with musculoskeletal and common health problems.  What can I expect from the course? Professor Kim Burton will introduce delegates to theory, case studies and discussion in the morning session. He will focus on the nature of common health problems, the importance of work as health outcome, and the role of biopsychosocial principles for effective management of the health-work interface, before presenting practical aspects of return to work from a case management perspective. In the afternoon delegates will attend workshops led by Elizabeth Gittoes and Elizabeth Huzzey on managing return to work in the context of people with low back pain and people with primary headaches. Delegates will explore case studies as a group and will have the opportunity to share practice and consider a range of approaches to facilitating patients return to the work place. Key outcomes By the end of the course delegates should: understand the nature of common health problems and the importance of work as a health outcome understand the biopsychosocial approach using the Psychological Flags Framework be able to identify and address biopsychological obstacles to recovery and work participation have developed skills in assessment and management to facilitate return to work as part of recovery be able to use case-management principles: evidence-based approaches; timing and stepped care; return to work plans; myths and pitfalls; and information and advice understand NICE guidance and put guidelines into practice be able to identify the challenges of changing behaviour have knowledge and experience of the STarT back tool understand the prevalence and impact of primary headaches have developed skills in the assessment and identification of headaches (including red flags) understand the pathopsychological mechanism have an understanding of current medical treatments and other management strategies to minimise the impact of headaches on life and work. About the course leaders Prof Kim Burton OBE, PhD, FFOMKim was an osteopath and is now a freelance occupational health researcher and consultant. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, with a part-time appointment as Professor of Occupational Healthcare at the University of Huddersfield. Kim’s research interests include the biomechanics, ergonomics, and psychosocial aspects of occupational musculoskeletal problems, as well as their clinical management. His current work focuses on exploring the nature of obstacles to recovery and obstacles to return to work for people with common health problems. This has led to a series of research projects, supported both by government and industry, focusing on shifting the culture around work and health through novel educational and rehabilitation interventions. Published works include: Bishop A, Wynne-Jones G, Lawton SA, van der Windt D, Main C, Sowden G, Burton AK, Lewis M, Jowett S, Sanders T, Hay EM, Foster NE. Rationale, design and methods of the Study of Work and Pain (SWAP): a cluster randomised controlled trial testing the addition of a vocational advice service to best current primary care for patients with musculoskeletal pain (ISRCTN 52269669). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:232  doi:10.1186/1471-2474-15-232 Burton, K, Kendall N. ABC of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3rd Edition – Musculoskeletal Disorders. BMJ 2014;348:g1076 Burton AK, Kendall NAS, Pearce BG, Birrell LN, Bainbridge LC. Management of work-relevant upper limb disorders: a review. Occupational Medicine 2009;59:44-52 Waddell G, Burton AK. Work and common health problems. J Insur Med 2007;39:109-120 Waddell G, Burton AK. Is work good for your health and well-being? (Report prepared for UK Department for Work and Pensions), London, The Stationery Office, 2006 [ISBN 0 11 7036943] Elizabeth Huzzey DOElizabeth Huzzey is currently Principal of Watford Osteopaths. She has spent 6 years developing a special interest in the area of headaches and migraine management. Learning from world leading neurologists and the world of physiotherapy, nutrition and acupuncture has led to setting up a Headache Clinic for patients looking for drug fee treatment options for headaches and migraine management. She is one of the founder members and the educational lead for the Osteopathic Progress in Headaches and Migraines OPHM whose mission is to educate, promote best practice and research. Elizabeth Gittoes B.Ost; B.Sc.HonsElizabeth is a registered Osteopath who, since qualifying in 2010, has run her own private practice from home, in Wiltshire. She qualified at the British School of Osteopathy and has a special interest in low back pain and return to work issues. This is due in part to her previous career as an Occupational Therapist and a specialisation in mental health needs. The BSO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found.  The BSO cannot guarantee that any course will run.  In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.

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