Musculoskeletal First Aid

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) First Aid Kit is an essential training course aimed at Line Managers and Supervisors to gain an insight into the importance of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) at work. MSDs are the leading cause of long term absence and general days lost alongside mental health. Evidence also shows that factors such as poor job satisfaction, perceived lack of management support, work related stress along with heavy/repetitive physical workload significantly influence MSDs in the workplace. This course addresses these issues alongside practical tips to help managers and employers provide early and optimal support to their employees with MSDs.  

Upon completion of the course they will develop improved knowledge and skills to support and manage their workforce who have an MSK issue. On top of this, they will gain skills to expedite a quicker return to work period for their staff, or even with the skills they obtain, they can support employees enough to allow them to remain in work.

What the training contains

The MSK First Aid Kit course consists of the following:

  • What are the MSK conditions
  • The link between Work and Health
  • The Workwell Model
  • Better Physical health
  • Better Psychological Health
  • Better Relationships (blue flags)
  • Better Work (black flags)
  • Understanding ongoing specialist support

How is the training delivered?

We deliver the MSK First Aid Kit course face-to-face through an experienced chartered physiotherapist. Typically, the course lasts 6 hours, but we can work with you to deliver a half-day course if required.


We'd love to hear from you! If you're interested in discussing how our MSK First Aid workshops can benefit your business, get in touch with our friendly team here. or start a Live Chat (9am-5pm).