Keeping your workforce fighting fit
Keeping your workforce happy and healthy has a huge impact on your bottom line, but what is the best way to achieve this.
Fit4 Physiotherapists can help you improve the health and wellbeing of your employees. With our occupational health services we can make them happier and therefore more effective and efficient at work.
With a reduction in sick days, businesses who invest in occupational health service see a return of £4 for every £1 they invest.
Here are some of the problems we can help with:
This is the second most common cause of long term sickness in the UK, after stress. It is estimated that 7.5 million working days are lost due to back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Causes for back pain can be from lifting items incorrectly, but people who sit at a desk for long periods of time are just as at risk.
How Fit4 can help
With back injuries time is key. Rapid access to physiotherapy assessment, treatment and rehabilitation can reduce how long an employee is absent for.
At Fit4 we can see patients without a GP referral and within 24 hours, at a time convenient to them. Having a quick response stops injuries from becoming chronic – benefitting both employee and employer in the long run.
We can perform a functional workstation assessment and in some cases make the changes needed there and then. Using the DSE and HSE guidelines and recommendations, we can make sure your employees can be sitting correctly and comfortably all the time.
Sitting down at a desk all day leads to a long list of problems including poor posture, poor muscle control and lower back pain. Pilates helps maintain strong core muscle to support a healthy back. It improves strength, flexibility and posture and can prevent lower back pain occurring.
Risk Assessment in the workplace
We can work with your HR team to provide you with a full risk assessment of your workplace, to ensure a reduction in injury and a smooth transition for those returning to work after a period of absence.
Stress is the biggest cause of long term sickness. Busy and demanding jobs lead to both the body and the mind getting tired and run down, leading to stress. The HSE state that 10.4 million working days are lost every year to stress, depression or anxiety disorders.
How Fit4 can help
Massage can help improve health and mental wellbeing in the workplace by reducing stress and boosting morale of your team. Massage is often viewed as a luxury, but it releases muscle tension that leads to injury and helps people relax into a meditative state where they can forget their worries. We can keep your workforce revitalised with on or off site massage appointments.
As well as helping with your core muscle strength Pilates is a little bit of calm in a manic world. It allows your employee some well-deserved “me” time, keeping them happy and motivated and most importantly healthy.
For more information on how we can help you and your employees happy as Larry give us a call on 07938 680320 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss our occupational health services