It is no secret that most employees are sick, out of balance
and just plain stressed out. Theses stresses are costing employers thousands and millions of dollars in health care costs, absenteeism and worst of all, unearned income from decreased
productivity. Wellness comes in many forms including: physical, emotional, spiritual, social and intellectual. In the United States, the work week is increasing, averaging close to 50
hours per week by each employee. When you take into account emails, blackberries, laptops, etc, those hours are increasing by the dozens. The physical and mental burnout that takes
place within our bodies and minds is overwhelming. Employees start to feel the burden, guilt and stress of trying to juggle family, health, work and leisure.
In addition, when your employees do get sick, they tend to go the conventional medical route which puts most of its emphasis on sickness, not wellness. In fact, a new study shows that adverse side effects from prescribed medications, hospital stays, hospital acquired infections and medical errors is the 4th leading cause of death in America. If you are wondering how you can keep your employees healthy, happy and productive, prevention is the key. Educating your employees on managing their stresses, keeping their lives in balance, losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight and keeping themselves healthy through good nutrition and fitness will improve their lives and also your bottom line.
Incorporating a wellness program into your company is easy and available for any budget. Studies have shown that an organized program educating your employees about life, health, stress, fitness, nutrition, weight loss and prevention of disease and injury can lower your cost as an employer by more than 5 to 1 on investment.
We offer many solutions
that fit each individual company's budget and goals. Whether you are looking for a one-shot deal, a passive, yet informative program or an aggressive, ongoing program, we can design the wellness
program that is best for you and your employees. We can work with any budget to design a system that gives you the return on your investment that you are looking for while improving the
health and quality of lives of your employees.
It is estimated that over $42 billion is spent on workers compensation claims per year. That is a lot of money. The majority of these claims are preventable injuries caused by lack of focus and improper body mechanics. Ergonomic training is high on the list of ways to prevent these injuries. Without specialized training and equipment, the fault and the money spent out on the claims is the responsibility of the employer. The two major injuries occurring are lower back injuries and neck injuries leading to worker’s compensation claims. We have found that companies that train their staff and set up their company to accommodate ongoing training and ergonomics saves companies thousands and in some cases millions of dollars in the long run. In addition, the expensive workers compensation insurance companies look at your training program and ergonomic program and may decrease your high premiums based on these programs. As Chiropractic Physicians, we specialize in neck and back injuries as well as preventing them through training, equipment recommendation, stabilization exercising that they can do on the job with no one even noticing. Our workshop is entertaining and will keep your staff's attention and focused on what is important not only to them but to you. With the economy out of balance, employers everywhere are trying to cut expenses everywhere, most commonly through staff and payroll. Having career and home balance along with physical health balance is the most important part of having a healthy, happy employee. And employers know that healthy, happy employees are more productive and miss less work.