Is there a time coming where Physios will be looking at managing workplaces the same way we’ve traditionally been managing ball clubs?
We are talking with Ashley (Ash) James, who brings a perspective from the UK and also a focus on preventing injuries rather than just treating injuries. Our discussion today covers what types of prevention Ash is going after, including going TO schools and companies with education, rather than waiting for them to come to us. We also discuss some differences in physio in the UK vs. the US.
Ash has worked in various sectors of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including private practice, professional sports and occupational health. He is now a Clinical Lead for a large Occupational Health Company, runs external courses and workshops, and is looking at ways to improve the care of people within the community. Ash is also currently studying for his PhD with his research focus on the prevention of occupational back pain.