Osteopathic Care for Your Company
Back pain is the leading single reported cause of absence from work, and the primary cause of disability in the UK. The resulting financial losses placed upon UK businesses are exponential.
It is estimated that 60-80% of adults in Western countries experience Low back pain at some point in their lives. Even though the majority of Low back pain cases resolve, up to 25% of these cases have persistent pain or develop disability.
Back pain is most common injury suffered by people working within skilled manual, partly skilled or unskilled jobs. Numerous jobs can cause back problems without traumatic injury being the cause. These include (but are not limited to):
- Driving a vehicle or train, or operating machinery such as a crane or bulldozer
- Work involving intensive use of the telephone without a headset
- Work requiring sitting for long periods such as supermarket cashiers or computer-based work
People with severe and persistent low back pain or chronic repetitive strain injury may lead to regular periods of debilitating symptoms if not treated promptly and effectively. This will likely lead to times off work, therefore productivity decreases whilst company costs increase.
How Oxfordian Osteopathy can help
Osteopathic treatment can lead to a happier, healthier workforce, which in turn helps to increase productivity and reduce time off due to ill health, thus preserving company costs.
Treatment can lessen the degree of work-related pain people experience, reducing the number of instances of disability, stress, tension and pain-related depression.
Treatment is designed to address and prevent injuries in problem areas, but where people do encounter problems, I aim to ensure that they can continue working, or that they can return to work as soon as possible.
Oxfordian Osteopathy would like to help your business to considerably reduce the costs incurred through work-related illness and lost productivity.