You can see it, you can feel it, you know how much it hurts. So why is back pain still such a problem in the workplace?
- Do a quick count around you now: how many people in your workplace do you know have a back problem?
- How many days have they taken off sick over the last year?
- How has their work been affected, and how does it effect those around them?
- Would you like a cost-effective solution delivered regularly to your workplace, that's proven to be beneficial?
Contact us on 0845 458 1977 to discuss how much physical strains and pains are costing your business.
Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common occupational illness in Great Britain, affecting over a million people a year. In 1995/96, they resulted in over 12 million working days being lost to the UK alone.
What's the pain?
Back pain alone is an extensive problem, costing the British economy an estimated £3.8 billion a year in lost production1 and the picture for RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is even worse, costing UK industry between £5 billion and 20 billion annually in lost production and compensation pay-outs.2
The story behind these figures is one of delayed production schedules, unpredictability, disruption to team activities, low morale, and a workforce being uncomfortably stretched to provide sickness cover.
It is clear that healthcare management is integral to organisational effectiveness, but with increasing pressure on operating margins, companies need to ensure they manage the costs effectively.
What can The Therapy Agency do?
At The Therapy Agency, we provided low-cost holistic solutions, not only to treat musculoskeletal disorders but to help prevent them even occurring. Back pain, for example, is frequently caused by the stresses on the muscles and ligaments that support the spine, stresses caused by a sedentary occupation, intensive computer use, poor posture or stress.
Regular on-site massage will relax and release these muscles, preventing a the build up of the tension that could otherwise lead to injury. And as an added bonus, Onsite massage therapies have been clinically proven to lower the high blood pressure that can cause heart problems.
With more than one in three adults3 now using complementary therapy treatments, you may also decide to explore the benefits of other treatments we have to offer. Just contact us now and we'll be delighted to discuss your requirements.
- Figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website.
- The Guardian, 28 Feb 2003.
- Complementary Medicine Information for Primary Care Groups, Department of Health, June 2000