The greatest business asset is the people they employ
Some of the services we provide:
- On-site/off-site Physiotherapy assessment and treatment
- Specific Ergonomic Assessment and Reporting
- DSE assessments
- Long term (chronic) injury rehabilitation
- On-site employee gym based management
- Health promotion and fitness
- Wellbeing programme
- Staged return to work programmes
Physiotherapists can help prevent employees going off work in the first place, get people back on full normal duties and if alternative or modified duties are required, facilitate a managed return to work.
A recent study 2009 by the Work Foundation reports that for every £1 invested in wellbeing initiatives, businesses get a return of £3. (1)
Price Waterhouse Cooper undertook a research project in 2008 for the department of work and pensions found consistent evidence that health and wellbeing initiatives by 55 UK employers ranging in size from 70 to 100,000+ employees had reduced absence rates and improved productivity. (4) In one case a Call Centre reaped a £34 return for every £1 they invested in terms of reduced absence rates and improved staff retention through providing in house physiotherapy to there staff.
Astra Zenica started its “well being program” for its 10.000 staff in the UK in 2000. Through the provision of rehabilitation and treatment services such as Physiotherapy, and health promotion, the company has saved £200,000 a year in health insurance spend and absence levels are 31% lower than average level. (6)
ACPOHE Stands for (Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Eronomics).
For many years the Physio Team-Works has provided clinically effective and cost effective service provision in occupational health services. We have an ongoing relationship with many large to medium sized companies.
Essentially we get people back to work, or stop them going off work in a caring professional manner.
We effect change, which delivers a happier healthier and more productive workforce.
For full details of the DSE legislation go to www.hse.gov.uk.
1. Bevan S, Quadrello T, McGee R. Fit For Work? Musculoskeletal disorder and the European workforce. London: The Work foundation; 2009
2. Health and Safety executive Table SW1T3W12 – 2008-9
3. Boorman S. NHS health and well-being review: interim report. London. Department of Health; 2009
4. Price Waterhouse Coopers. Building the case for wellness: 4th February 2008. London: PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2008
5. Kemp PA, Davidson J Routes onto Incapacity Benefit Findings from a survey of recent claims. Department of Work and Pensions Research Report
6. Beven S, Passmore E, Mahdon M. Fit For Work? Musculoskeletal disorders and labour Market Participation. London.
7. Well-Being in Astra Zenica – case study. www.hse.gov.uk/business/casestudy/astrazeneca.htm
8. Kendal-Raynor P. NHS set of lesions from Royal Mail in cutting sick leave. Nursing Standard 2008; 23 (8):7
All details courtesy of www.csp.org.uk