Foot safety and foot protection in the workplace
There are many occupations which place demands on our feet and lower limbs. Cashiers, hairdressers, labourers, health care workers and assembly workers are all examples of roles that can involve long periods of standing or walking, and may also require squatting or kneeling positions.
Foot and lower limb injuries can become problematic in this environment, and can delay return to usual work duties following injury. If the healing process is not proactively managed, there is a greater risk of complications such as arthritis and degenerative changes which can lead to ongoing problems with pain and reduced flexibility.
When it comes to the lower limbs, Entire Podiatry can assist with proactive management and prevention of both work related and non-work related injuries that may be impacting on function and productivity.
Foot injury prevention at work
As the saying goes, prevention is the best cure. At Entire Podiatry we believe in utilising our specialist knowledge and skills to assist businesses to reduce injury risks and prevent workplace injuries. Staff who spend extended periods of time on their feet or in demanding postures, may be vulnerable to foot and ankle injuries, leading to lost productivity and absence from work.
Entire Podiatry can provide expert advice to help reduce foot and lower leg strain in the workplace, including recommendations for footwear which will not only optimise foot function, but which also meets relevant health and safety requirements for your business.
We are able to provide our services to individuals or to large volumes of workers, depending on business needs.
Foot injury management in the workplace
According to WorkCover Queensland, nearly 19% of workplace injuries in 2013 involved the feet, toes or lower limbs. At Entire Podiatry, we understand the importance for both staff and employers, of facilitating optimal recovery and early return to work. Be it a strain, sprain, fracture or wound, our podiatrists can help get you back on your feet following a workplace injury. We work closely with case managers, employers and injured workers to facilitate intervention and return to work programs.
Entire Podiatry are approved providers with WorkCover Queensland. If your podiatry appointment is to be covered under an insurance claim, please bring a current medical certificate, your case number and case manager’s details with you to your appointment.
Injuries to the feet and lower limbs can be a significant barrier in enabling people to enter or return to the workforce. Effective treatment, including equipping people with adequate foot support and posture correction, can make all the difference in enhancing a person’s capacity for various work roles. At Entire Podiatry, we understand the benefits that can be experienced through fulfilling occupational roles. We have experience in assisting individuals and employment agencies to enhance work capacity through provision of exceptional podiatry services and quality footwear recommendations.