An Aberdeen university will hold a talk on how to prevent lower back and neck pain in the workplace this week.
The Robert Gordon University (RGU) event will be led by expert physiotherapist, Nick Summersgill, who will discuss posture and back care in the work environment.
Mr Summersgill will also demonstrate preventative strategies for back and neck pain at the lunch and learn event.
He said: “Back and neck pains are some of the most common conditions reported by adults across Europe, with almost 50% of men and women suffering from some form of lower back problem in the last 12 months.
“The cost of back and neck pain to industry is massive. In the UK 12.5% of all sick days are attributable to low back pain, with those on sick leave costing 7% of NHS expenditure.
“Our typical response to the problem is reactive, often with less than satisfactory results, rather than looking to prevention.”
He added: “Preventative strategies including work and task design are essential in dealing with the problem.”
The free event will be held on Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm at RGU’s Riverside East building, on its Garthdee campus.