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Corporate Wellness Program

Absenteeism in the workplace can have a marked effect on the overall productivity and from there the company bottom line.

Are you looking to reduce absenteeism due to physical issues such as back pain, headaches or migraines? Staff, whether in an office environment, factory floor or external workplace who are suffering from muscle, joint or nerve pain will not be functioning at their optimal level. Physical pain especially if chronic (defined as over 6 weeks in duration) can result in decreased concentration, feelings of general unhappiness to depression and this can lead to other health issues.

Workplace stress can also be a contributing factor with upper body tension and headaches. This is exacerbated by incorrect overall body alignment which when corrected reduces the effects of muscle tension due to stress.

Robyn Robson has over 20 years’ experience as a remedial massage therapist and has specialised in Finch Therapy for over 10 years. This extensive experience has validated her belief that where someone is feeling pain or stiffness is often not where the problem is and just treating the painful areas will only have short term results.

By looking at the whole body and determining where the primary issue is and correcting that dysfunction, other areas of the body, joints, limbs and overused muscles can return to their correct resting length and increased tone and pain is immediately reduced and/or gone. Reducing muscle tension on painful joints and inflammation also has an immediate, often dramatic, result.

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Common issues which impact absenteeism and reduce productivity in the workplace:
Issues faced by office workers, people who sit for long periods at a desk include:
  • Pain/stiffness in the neck
  • Tight sore upper back/pain between the shoulder blades
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Numbness or tingling in hands (carpal tunnel)
  • Sore lower back
  • Severe pain in the foot/heel on standing after sitting for a while (plantar fasciitis)
Issues that may arise with repetitive work, conveyor belt, checkout stations, factory floor, heavy/awkward lifting:
  • Pain/spasms lower back
  • Pain hips or buttocks (bursitis)
  • Pain/stiffness in knees or feet
  • Tightness/pain mid to upper back/pain between the shoulder blades
  • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff bursitis)
  • Pain in elbows (tennis or golfer’s elbow)
  • Pain/numbness/tingling in the hands (carpal tunnel)
  • Pain/tightness upper back and neck
  • Headaches/migraines
Benefits to engaging staff members in corporate wellness programs:
When an employee is feeling good physically, this has a flow on effect with mood and overall good health which may, in turn, mean;
  • Improved productivity
  • Improved morale
  • Increased employee satisfaction
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Fewer disability claims
  • Fewer work cover claims
  • Decreased absenteeism
  • Higher levels of employee retention

How to get started?

Robyn Robson offers in house 30-45 minute information sessions. The speciality of Finch Therapy is explained and how much more effective it can be than conventional remedial massage or treatment protocols that only focus on where their pain is.

Finch Therapy is not a treatment that can be done in the workplace. Clients will need to attend the clinic in Morningside for treatment. A treatment plan usually covers an initial consultation and 4 follow up appointments. As part of corporate wellness programs, we provide packages and special offers to assist organisations reduce their absenteeism and improve overall productivity in the workplace.

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ABSTRACT Amid soaring health spending, there is growing interest in workplace disease prevention and wellness programs to improve health and lower costs. In a critical meta-analysis of the literature on costs and savings associated with such programs, we found that medical costs fall by about $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. Although further exploration of the mechanisms at work and broader applicability of the findings is needed, this return on investment suggests that the wider adoption of such programs could prove beneficial for budgets and productivity as well as health outcomes.
Source: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/2/304.full.html