Musculoskeletal health is important as it gives us mobility and dexterity. This gives us the ability to do in comfort the physical tasks of everyday life and to enjoy our lives through work, rest, and play right through to retirement and older ages.
- 1 in 8 of the working population report having a MSK problem
- 33% of long-term sickness absence is attributed to MSK in England
- MSK disorders cost the UK an estimated £7 billion a year
- 39% of employees do not feel confident discussing their workplace health with their employer
The good news is MSK problems are manageable, and can be prevented!