Workplace Wellness


We are pleased to announce Workplace Wellness for corporations, salons, barber shops, auto mechanics, gyms, churches and anyone else that is stuck at a stressful work environment.  We have had the pleasure of taking care of athletes, computer workers, construction workers, massage therapists, CEO’s, mothers, newborns, you name it.

Why would a a business, and their employees need Workplace Wellness?

While the field of ergonomics is over 50 years old, only in the past decade has it become mainstream, at least as it applies to computer workstations. There are hundreds, make that thousands, of products on the market that are ergonomic (which translates to expensive!) Ergonomics is not a label; it is a systematic approach to analyzing how a task is performed and the environment in which it is performed, making changes, and reassessing the outcomes. Having a good ergonomic program is a benefit, not an expense. An effective ergonomics program increases productivity while decreasing risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD,) also known as repetitive strain injuries (RSI.)

In 2009, the most recent data available from the Bureau of labor Statistics, RSI/MSD were the most prevalent cause (68%) of workers compensation injuries involving missed work days (555,872 injuries).

  • Back injuries accounted for 43% of RSI/MSD with 237,160 lost time injuries, requiring an average of 7 days to recover.
  • Shoulder injuries accounted for over 13% of lost time RSI/MSD (74,064) with an average of 22 lost days for each injury.
  • Wrist RSI/MSD, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome accounted for 6.5% of lost time injuries (36,107) with an average of 14-25 lost days (21 for CTS.)
  • Workers in the 45-54 year age group accounted for 25% of all reportable (lost time) injuries. Companies with an aging workforce have special ergonomic needs to address.

Benefits Employees Because…

  • Paid time off for vacation rather than recovery.
  • Safer workplace.
  • Reduced health expenses.
  • Higher job satisfaction.
  • Higher self-esteem.
  • Higher job satisfaction.
  • Higher employee morale.
  • Decreased stress.
  • Increased energy and focus.

Results In…

  • Healthier and more informed workforce.
  • Reduced injuries and sickness.
  • Lower absenteeism.
  • Attraction and retention of key employees.
  • Improved corporate image.
  • Increased workforce productivity.
  • Cost-effective health management service.
  • Prevention is the central theme of cutting medical costs.


Did You Know?
 Chiropractors can diagnose, treat or send an injured employee directly to the right form of care, rather than routing him/her through a series of providers.

Stats…

Businesses that use a Chiropractor for Wellness Programs see:

reduction in sick leave absenteeism
28%
reduction in the use of health care benefits, and
26%
reduced workers’ compensation claims and disability management
30%
(“Meta-evaluation of Worksite Health Promotion Economic Return Studies”, The American Journal of Health Promotion, 2003)

Bottom Line

  • Employers pay lower rates over time if their employees use fewer health services.
  • Employers can save $6.65 in health care expenses for every dollar spent on a comprehensive employee wellness program (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2008).
  • 1.8 million work-related musculoskeletal disorders are logged every year resulting in $15-20 billion in workers’ compensation costs alone (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 2003).

Blue Cross Blue Shield Study…

People that use a Chiropractor as their PCP had a:

decrease in hospital admissions
60.2%
decrease in hospital days
59%
decrease in outpatient surgeries and procedures, and
62%
reduction in pharmaceutical costs
85%

LINK: Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an int… [J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007] – PubMed

 

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What Can We Do For You?

Dr. Jeff Schoeller and the team at Verve work closely with many of the companies in downtown Pittsburgh to provide Workplace Wellness at all levels in an organization. Whether blue collar labor, demonstrating correct techniques to prevent fatigue and injury, to white collar ergonomic evaluations.  Educating your team to produce more efficiently and with less injury is our goal.

We can be as hands-on as you like.  Providing chair massage & even yoga/Pilates classes is our specialty!

We have many Lunch & Learn topics that will fulfill your companies goal of creating a healthy work environment while having a little fun.  And, possibly learn something, too!