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Health & Safety

Programmes and workshops to help maintain and develop safe workplace practices.

  • Workplace Risk Assessments

  • Pre-Employment Screening

  • Office Safety Workshop

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Injury & Illness

Programmes to actively assist people to manage their injuries and illness at work including...

  • Gradual Return to Work Programme

  • Workplace Assessments/Task Analysis

  • Work Hardening Programme

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Wellness Services

A range of health and wellness services for individuals and businesses including...

  • Driving Assessments

  • Toolbox Meetings for Health & Wellness
    Education

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AIM Active Intervention Management
Working together to help you regain control of your health and wellbeing.

 

At AIM we know that injury or illness can strike at any time and can have a massive effect on your life, both personally and professionally. We offer a range of preventative services to avoid and minimise workplace risk and rehabilitation services to assist you, or your employee, get back on track.

 

Our experienced multi-disciplinary team of experts will work with you, and your team, to provide you with a personalised plan to ensure your individual needs or business requirements are met, with ongoing support to help you to reach your injury prevention or rehabilitation goals

 

Many of our services are free to those eligible for ACC funding but we also provide private funded services. Whether you’re an individual or a business seeking injury prevention advice and/or injury or illness management support, contact us today for a management solution that is tailored to your needs, lifestyle and budget.

 

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Debunking the Myth of Good Posture
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Debunking the Myth of Good Posture

We all know that sitting up straight is hard to maintain – yet industry advice still keeps telling us we’re bad if we don’t.

Researchers are using a new form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that sitting in an upright position places unnecessary strain on your back, leading to potentially chronic pain problems if you spend long hours sitting.

 

The reason standing upright feels comfortable is because it’s a balanced posture.

 

However, this changes completely when we sit down.

 

A study conducted in Scotland concluded that sitting in an upright posture places unnecessary strain on the back – potentially causing pain over prolonged periods.

 

It also found that a more ‘reclined and relaxed’ position constituted the optimal sitting posture. Findings were:

Disk movement was most pronounced with a 90-degree upright sitting posture.

It was least pronounced with the 135-degree posture, indicating that less strain is placed on the spinal disks and associated muscles and tendons in a more relaxed sitting position.

 

The study defined spinal disk movement as what occurs when weight-bearing strain is placed on the spine, causing the internal disk material to misalign.

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