Work related pain

Our motto is "don't just treat it, get to the root of it"


Knowle & Dorridge Physio stands out from the rest as we go the extra mile for you. What does that actual mean? It's not a gimmick. You can forward us images of your work station and we'll provide advice all inclusive in the treatment we provide.

It just makes sense, what's the point of treatment if the problem just comes back again. The two examples below just highlight the point. That's what makes us stand out; we're a top to toe service. We can check your workstation, your car or even your home.

A changing workplace


In the drive for greater productivity and saving costs we're all subject to longer working hours and generally more stressful work. Our exposure dose to static postures continues to start earlier in life with children as young as four being introduced to computers, consoles, ipads, phones etc. The accumulative effect of static postures and repetitive work can lead to the all familiar gnawing neck and shoulder pain and the development of conditions such as tennis elbow, tenosynovitis and carpel tunnel syndrome to mention a few. Many people just experience a tired or heavy feeling in the arms sometimes accompanied with odd aches and pains. At Knowle and Dorridge Physio we recognise this challenge and the impact of how work related pain can affect our lives. Our reputation is based on providing a comprehensive service where we identify your causative and aggravating factors so that a permanent solution can be reached.


Over 90% of the chairs we're asked to see in offices are not properly adjusted. The fact remains that sitting places greater tresses on lumbar discs than standing and this stress accumulates the longer it's sustained.

Everyone ticks the DSE box, but the reality is that most people are unsure where the lumbar curve or the height of the back rest should be. It's so simple you just need to get the chair to support you in the right place. It would seem ridiculous to attend for a course of treatment if the provoking factor is not addressed.


Stretching your arm away from your body to operate a mouse or leaning your wrist on the edge of a desk can potentially result in the onset of a condition like carpel tunnel syndrome. That's why we won't treat without identifying all possible causes we can.

How we help; below is a list of common treatments and ergonomics services.


  • Manipulation

  • Acupuncture/cupping

  • Restorative exercise

  • Core Exercises

  • Soft Tissue Massage

  • Electrotherapy

  • Heat Packs

  • Rehabilitation

  • Strength Exercises

  • Stretching Exercises

  • Supportive Taping & Strapping

  • TENS Machine

  • Yoga

  • Carry out a workstation and or vehicle inspection to identify pain provoking postures.

  • Carry out a home inspection and advice on the interface between you and your furniture for example. whether your mattress is right for you, the suitability of your seating etc

  • Develop a personal conditioning programme using ergonomics principals.