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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What type of health professionals focus on occupational health?

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    Dr Peter Dun

    Chiropractor

    Rehab - Sports - X-Ray - Standing MRI - Second Opinions. We provide strategies for chronic and more complex function problems to help restore active … View Profile

    A range of different types of health professionals are involved in various aspects of occupational health particularly in areas such as workplace safety and design, worker safety and health education, injury care and injury prevention.  Some professionals include occupational therapists, nurses, chiropractors, physiotherapists, various types of medical practitioners, audiologists, osteopaths, massage therapists and exercise physiologists working in their various areas of expertise.

    With a focus on spine-related disorders over many decades, the extensive training of chiropractors equips them to be able to provide particular insight into improving the workplace regarding spinal health and safety, worker spinal and postural health education, along with injury care and prevention.
     
    Helpful resources for workers are available at www.sitright.com.au, which were put together by the Chiropractors Association of Australia as a community service initiative for the Spinal Health Week held in 2012.  Other free resources are available at straightenupaustralia.com.au, juststartwalking.com.au, whatsyourposture.com.au

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    Lucinda Curran

    Acupuncturist

    Lucinda Curran of Eco Health Solutions offers a truly holistic approach to health by combining Building Biology and Chinese Medicine. Her work is solutions-focussed and … View Profile

    Hi,

    Further to the answer Peter Dun has given you…

    Workplace Health and Safety Officers should be taking into consideration what is happening within the workplace. As well, Human Resources should be able to provide support and strategies in terms of stress or difficult relationships at work. 

    There are many areas that are commonly overlooked within a workplace - indoor air quality, mould, electromagnetic radiiation and so on.

    A Building Biologist is able to measure and report on these issues. 

    Often, the indoor air is more poluuted than the outdoor air. This can impact upon health significantly. Symptoms ranging from dry eyes to frequent colds and flu's to Legionnaire's Disease to fatigue can all be linked back to the quality of the indoor air.

    Similarly, there can be problems with electromagnetic fields which can cause things ranging from grinding teeth, agitation, muscle spasms and similar.

    I hope that our combined answers give you a fuller picture. :-)

    Lucinda

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