Are back injury claims ruining an otherwise injury-free quarter? Is the number of back and neck injuries sustained at home increasing medical claims costs, resulting in unsustainable hikes in your company’s annual health insurance premiums? If so, you’re not alone.
The MotionWorks Physical Therapy Spine Injury Prevention Program is a research-based spine injury prevention program with a proven track record of reducing the incidence and costs of back injury claims. It is a unique program in that is individualized to meet the needs of each company and specific work groups within each company. However, the premise of the program is based on a research-proven standardized approach of instruction in stabilization exercises.
The program begins by a visit to the worksite by a licensed physical therapist to perform on-site worker observation and ergonomic analysis to determine the specific needs of the identified workgroup.
Next, a meeting is scheduled with the workgroup supervisor(s) and a representative from administration to communicate the results of the ergonomic analysis and determine the goals of administration for the presentation.
Finally, the two hour employee presentation includes the following content areas:
- Spine injury risk factors
- Spine anatomy and common injuries
- Spine stabilization basics
- Advanced spine stabilization
- Body mechanics training
- Job specific movements with specific task simulation
- Q & A
The MotionWorks Spine Injury Prevention Program focuses on individual employee buy-in, personal wellness responsibility, and a teamwork approach for workers to assist each other in improving body mechanics on the job. We teach your employees specific tips and tricks they can use at home to improve the health of their spine and overall wellness as they learn stabilization exercises and body mechanics for squatting, bending, twisting, and lifting. Posture assessments and ergonomics for computer use at home and work are also incorporated into the highly interactive program.
Actual results from the MotionWorks Spine Injury Prevention Program in the Fox Valley which includes workgroups of custodians, paraprofessionals, office workers, and food service staff:
- 78.2% decrease in low back pain claims*
- 27% decrease in chiropractic claims*
- 12.2% decrease in general medical claims*
*Data for an average of 9 months following program compared to pre-program claims data
With the ability to train your work groups up to 40-60 members at a time, the licensed physical therapists at MotionWorks Physical Therapy deliver an effective message with the proven ability to inspire behavior changes. The result is cost savings of tens of thousands of dollars in reduced medical claims, decreased hours lost due to work injuries, decreased costs associated with recruiting and training new workers to replace those lost to permanent disability, and eliminating increases in workers compensation insurance rates.
Should your employees sustain a back injury, they are now one step ahead in the treatment plan, as they have already been instructed in the basic stabilization exercises that will serve as the core of their rehabilitation program.
Faster Return to Work
If your employees need physical therapy for any work or non-work related injuries, MotionWorks Physical Therapy offers priority scheduling for your employees with before and after work hours available, improving productivity and reducing lost time due to injury.
- Initial evaluations within 24 hours.
- Treatments are provided by the same physical therapist, improving the quality and continuity of care.
- Manual physical therapy speeds healing and pain relief, allowing faster recovery time.
- We treat your injured worker like an athlete needing to return to their sport and their team ASAP!
- Work injury evaluation, treatment, and FCE’s available.
1158 Westowne Drive
Neenah, WI 54956