Seafarer Health Webinar Series – Webinar 5 –  Musculoskeletal Health

Due to the nature of their work, seafarers who sustain a musculoskeletal (MSK) injury may have difficulty in accessing appointments often visiting medical professional several weeks after sustaining an injury which leads to longer rehabilitation times and may affect their ability to return to work. Through preventative programmes steps can be taken to improve musculoskeletal health at every stage of life, and tackling a number of risk factors could result in the dramatic improvement in the musculoskeletal health of the seafarer.

This webinar MSK Health presented by physiotherapists  highlights the role physical activity plays is reducing MSK injuries, and raises awareness of its importance in helping seafarers lead healthier lifestyles through being physically active.


Jeniffer Cardew

Ruth Sutherland

Date: 28/9/2022

Time: 12-12:30 pm

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Jen Cardew is resident and has her physiotherapy clinic in the small coastal village of Seaton, Cornwall. Passionate about life-long learning Jen continues to hone her skills attending and teaching post-graduate courses and training events.

Qualifying in Hertfordshire in 2004,  Jen completed her junior and senior rotations within the NHS, based at Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust and then Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.  For the later NHS years, Jen also worked as the clinical lead for women’s health physiotherapy at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. She has gained significant skills working as a general senior musculoskeletal physiotherapist for the past 13 years. Jen has delivered short courses in various aspects of physiotherapy to fellow professionals and is a proud member of the Integrated Systems Model (ISM) team of only a few such therapists world-wide. She has helped to deliver ISM courses, in: Plymouth; Dublin; London; Chichester and Surrey. Jen joined the Harbourside Network a few years ago and is proud to offer her physiotherapy services to the SeaFit Programme helping local seafarers to access high quality, local care.

Ruth Sutherland