07/11/17: Ergonomics – But not as you know it Jim…
Date(s) - 07/11/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
North Oxford Golf Club
Tools to improve your patients home and work desks. Guaranteed patient satisfaction and symptom reduction!
The issue of pain and discomfort directly attributable to sitting in front of a computer or using mobile devises is huge. Trying to advise your patients how to modify their work and home environment can be very difficult. Many courses that discuss workstations and desk set up focus on the minimum requirements as recommended in the legislation. This will lead to very little effective change for the patient and little reduction in their symptoms. I will focus on an understanding behind the seated posture and how you can simply effect marked positive change for your patients. I have devised techniques for you to directly improve their work and home environments without leaving your clinic room.
Jon McSwiney D.O. N.D. BSc. (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine
Jon graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996 and is a member of the British Osteopathic Association and the Osteopathic Sports Care Asociation. Since graduating Jon has pursued a number of professional areas. First and foremost is clinical practice working both with Tom Hewetson at The Osteopathic Clinic Ltd at Synergy Spa and at his own practice, Castle Osteopathic Clinic in Wallingford South Oxfordshire.
Jon was selected as part of the medical team for the London 2012 Olympic Games. He was based at Eton Dorney for the rowing. As part of a multi disciplinary team, Jon treated both athletes from all over the world and members of the Olympic family. He continues with his passion for sport and has recently been appointed as osteopath to Didcot Rugby Club.
He has worked in all areas of employment as a musculoskeletal and ergonomics consultant. This work focuses on advising employers how best to protect and rehabilitate staff from musculoskeletal injury. This has taken Jon to some extraordinary places. Working with oil tanker staff on the Isle of Skye, advising BBC camera operators on the set of East Enders, changing batteries on a 747 (Jumbo Jet) for British Airways or working out how to safely move Napoleons gold desk at Windsor Castle for the Royal Household. Jon is passionate about bringing the advice he gives to large employers to his clinical patients focusing on the everyday stresses of the work environment and developing strategies with the patient to reduce them. In recognition of his work, the General Osteopathic Council listed Jon as one of the top ten osteopaths in the country for the Independent news papers Top Brass feature.
Finally, Jon has spent many years as a lecturer in anatomy and osteopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine and remains a guest lecturer. He now lectures for Oxford Brookes University in clinical studies and Anatomy focusing on future osteopaths clinical skills.