Total Back Care
Posted by ANGELA HARRISON in Charity on Thursday 16 September 2021
Our Director, Angela, is once again pounding up and down the pool participating in the Aspire Channel Swim with a mission to complete 22 miles of freestyle in 12 weeks (that’s 1416 lengths of a 25 metre pool).
Aspire is the association for spinal injury research, rehabilitation & reintergration.
Every 4 hours someone is paralysed through a spinal cord injury (military service, car/motorbike/sports accident). Aspire provides the essential equipment, advice & housing that spinal cord injury people need to live independently.
Inspired the incredible athletes from the Paralympics, Angela decided it was time to step up again & in so doing hopes to regain her own mojo after a difficult few years.
All support is very gratefully received & helps Angela to keep swimming those lengths for Aspire!
Jess, our lovely in-house Ergonomist has now started her maternity leave & we wish her & her family every happiness in anticipation of baby’s imminent arrival!
Dr Rob Harrison will be covering Jess’s consultations at our Edgbaston Centre & Angela will be increasing her workload to cover Jess’s administrative duties. Neil will continue to provide deliveries & set-ups.
We look forward to having Jess back in the team in January 2022 & will do our very best to maintain our usual high standards of customer care in the meantime!
This financial year it was Angela’s turn to select our chosen charities.
Her first choice was Our Place Support, a not for profit community enterprise scheme, which provides a mentoring programme in partnership with schools to support children’s mental health. She qualified as a Mentor herself during Lockdown 1 & has been actively involved ever since.
Her second was Twycross Zoo’s CV-19 Emergency Appeal, to help fund the animals upkeep during the extended lockdown periods.
And her third was VaccinAid, to help provide lifesaving CV-19 vaccines to countries who need it most. Having visited Cambodia & Sumatra, among many other countries on the emergency list & encountered the most wonderful people on her travels, she was in no doubt of the need to step up. She’s also been volunteering as a Vaccination Steward in Birmingham, to help on a more local level too.
Angela says ” I received a Thank You note during Volunteers Week with a great saying on it, something I know many people aspire to live up to:
‘Getting the most out of life isn’t about how much you keep for yourself but how much you pour into others’. David Stoddard.
I believe my chosen charities deliver on this principle & I’m very proud that our business has been able to support them in these difficult times.”
Posted by ANGELA HARRISON in Back Pain, Consultations, Ergonomic Office Chair, Ergonomics, Family Business, Home Worker, Lockdown Procedures, Neck Pain, Sit Stand Desk, Total Back Care, Working from Home on Monday 17 May 2021
As May 17th arrives & lockdown restrictions ease, we respectfully remind Clients that we continue to operate a CV-19 safe workplace.
Our youngest staff member is not yet vaccinated & therefore at risk, particularly to the new variant. To protect her & all unvaccinated Clients, we still require any visitor to our Consultation Centres to wear a face mask, use hand sanitiser & maintain social distancing. Only one Client can attend an appointment at any time, we deep clean between appointments & our Consultants will continue to sit behind a protective screen for the duration of the consultation.
As a business, we act as a team, so whilst older members are privileged to have received both doses of the vaccine; we feel strongly that it is our duty now to protect those in younger generations who have not yet had the good fortune to obtain the same level of protection.
Both our Edgbaston Village & Sutton Coldfield Consultation Centres are fully operational & Dr Harrison is now attending consultations at Client’s workplaces under strict CV-19 guidelines.
Please call or email us if you have any concerns about attending a Consultation: Tel: 0121 454 3900. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by ANGELA HARRISON in Back Pain, Consultations, Ergonomic Office Chair, Ergonomics, Family Business, Home Worker, Lockdown Procedures, Neck Pain, Sit Stand Desk, Total Back Care, Working from Home on Tuesday 5 January 2021
We remain open with strict CV-19 procedures in place.
Consultations are available by Phone, Zoom, Teams or What’s App for clients needing to isolate.
Where clients have medical / disability needs or are experiencing work related back/neck pain, requiring face to face consultations, our Centres will be open strictly by appointment. Our Consultants will be home based but will travel to our Centres for Client Consultations; as trial of equipment is an integral & optimal part of our specification process. Impossible to fully replicate remotely, especially where clients have specific ergonomic support needs.
Parking is directly outside & clients must wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser & agree to a temperature check when entering the buildings.
Our Consultation suites are deep cleaned with anti-viral products before & after each consultation. Our Consultants wear a visor/mask & will be seated behind a perspex screen for the duration of the consultation. Social distance is maintained at both centres. At this time only one client can attend per appointment.
We are unable to offer our usual set up service within client’s homes. Equipment can be delivered (desk frames pre-assembled as required) to the doorstep & our Consultants will guide clients through the correct set up for their particular needs by phone. They will remain available for advice on adjustments over the phone throughout Lockdown 3 & once we’re out of it, a home/workplace visit can be arranged to optimise set up if so required.
Please don’t suffer with work-related back/neck pain during Lockdown 3.
We are supporting workers from many businesses & public sector organisations & always welcome individual clients.
Call 0121 454 3900 (include 0121 even if calling locally as the line is VOIP to both centres & no longer a landline) or email email@example.com to speak to one of our Consultants to see if we can help you.
Posted by ANGELA HARRISON in Back Pain, Consultations, Ergonomic Office Chair, Ergonomics, Family Business, Home Worker, Neck Pain, Sit Stand Desk, Total Back Care, Working from Home on Tuesday 15 December 2020
We’re delighted to have opened a consultation centre in Sutton Coldfield, providing easier geographical access to clients on the north-eastern side of Birmingham. The new centre is fully equipped with a wide range of ergonomic office chairs, desks & accessories; all available to trial as part of our consultation service. Free parking right outside.
Already, we’re receiving great feedback on our Edgbaston Village Consultation Centre’s location. Close to Fiveways island, with free on-road parking right outside. Great bus & train connectivity throughout the city. A comfortable & private arena for one to one consultations, with our wide range of ergonomic equipment available to trial.
Our in-house Ergonomist, Jessica, is available on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday in Edgbaston Village. Dr Rob Harrison is available Monday to Thursday in either Sutton Coldfield or Edgbaston Village. He can also attend your place of work – details of fees on ‘About Us’ tab of website.
We welcome individual & business clients by appointment at both centres.
At this time we have a strict CV-19 policy in place to protect Clients & Consultants – see website or email/phone us for more information.
We are also offering telephone & video Consultations where requested.
Posted by ANGELA HARRISON in Back Pain, Consultations, Ergonomic Office Chair, Ergonomics, Family Business, Home Worker, Neck Pain, Sit Stand Desk, Total Back Care, Working from Home on Monday 2 November 2020
We will continue to operate during the second lockdown, in accordance with our established CV-19 policies.
Consultations are strictly by appointment and on a 1:1 basis only.
Our Consultation Rooms are cleaned with anti-viral products before & after every consultation. We use hand-sanitisers & ask clients to wear a mask when walking in public areas, to & from the Consultation Rooms.
There is a protective screen fitted between Consultant & Client for the duration of the consultation & social distance will be maintained throughout.
We’re also providing Telephone or Video Consultations across platforms including Zoom, Teams & Whats App to suit individual client needs.
During lockdown, items can be delivered to the doorstep & a telephone/video set up arranged to coincide with the equipment arriving. A face to face set up can follow, once we are out of lockdown, if required.
We welcome Neil to our team, who is assisting us with deliveries whilst Dr Harrison is in recovery from a recent operation. Both Rob & Jessica will continue to offer 1:1, telephone & video consultations during this time.
Stay safe & stay well everyone.
With best wishes from the Total Back Care Team.
Posted by ANGELA HARRISON in Back Pain, Consultations, Ergonomic Office Chair, Ergonomics, Family Business, Home Worker, Neck Pain, Sit Stand Desk, Total Back Care, Working from Home on Wednesday 30 September 2020
Total Back Care is 25 years old this October & we’ve come a long way during that time! Celebrations are on hold but we’re still moving forwards.
Our main focus remains Workplace/Home Worker Ergonomics & the importance of one to one Consultations, with the opportunity to trial a range of appropriate equipment under expert guidance.
From 12th October 2020, we’re leaving The Studio & have set up TWO new Consultation Centres in its place – in Edgbaston Village & Sutton Coldfield!
Appointments are now being taken for both Centres & you can contact us on 0121 454 3900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your unique workplace or home worker ergonomics for back / neck care needs.
More information & photos will follow!
Total Back Care is delighted to announce that our new Sutton Coldfield Consultation Centre will be available for bookings shortly! Initially, running alongside our Edgbaston Centre, this will expand our provision of top quality, bespoke, Consultations to ensure the right Ergonomic Equipment is purchased according to your unique needs.
With more employee’s seeking to continue Working From Home, it’s essential that Home Office’s are set up ergonomically & in line with DSE regulations. Already, we’re seeing Clients with back/neck pain caused by poor working conditions at home.
It really is a false economy to purchase equipment, without the opportunity to try out a range of options before you buy & discuss your unique physical & workplace needs with a leading expert in the field.
We’ve also developed some new flexible & cost effective Working From Home options to suit a wide range of needs. These include Ergonomic Office Chairs, Sit Stand Desks, Laptop Stands, Ergonomic Mice, Ergonomic Keyboards, Footrests & Portable Lumbar Supports.
Our CV-19 Policy (see previous Blog) applies to both Consultation Centres & every care is taken to ensure the safety of both the Client & our Consultants.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please email email@example.com, use the Website Contact page or give us a call on 0121 454 3900.
More to follow soon!!
As the effects of the CV-19 pandemic continue, working from home has become a neccessary option for many office workers. However, many home working set ups are not compliant with DSE regulations, paving the way to increased back/neck strain & other RSI complications.
In response to client demand, we have put together two size options of our most cost effective DSE compliant ergonomic office chair, which we are happy to endorse for WFH purposes. They include the key features we would look for when recommending a chair to alleviate & prevent back/neck strain. We have also put together essential DSE compliant laptop/desk top accessories, depending on individual need.
We continue to resist selling online, as our ethos & reputation are built on individual consultations & stellar customer care. In that light, we’ve used our Ergonomic expertise to put together, what we believe are, the best & most cost-effective options available for Home Working.
Please contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 454 3900 to discuss these options or any other tailor made packages you may require.