Daily Archives: March 4, 2015

Osteopathy- Looking after your workforce

 Osteopathy within the Workplace, caring for YOUR Workforce.

Workforce Needs

5Northern Ireland has a growing manufacturing and tech sector. Whilst the physical demands can differ drastically between these two workforces, both are vulnerable to musculoskeletal aches and pains.

This has a knock on effect on staff morale, productivity and absenteeism. The main cause for working days lost in 2013 was musculoskeletal conditions (such as back and neck pain), leading to 31 million days lost.

Business Needs

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In business your workforce is your biggest asset. Making sure they are comfortable and pain free is vital to  productivity and profits. Whilst absenteeism is lower within the private sector compared to the public sector (1.8% and 2.9% respectively) it is still costing businesses. London had the lowest rate of absenteeism and this is potentially due to the progressive attitude taken by employers here. Many employees have a company health insurance policy that means the cost of treatment can be recouped by the individual. Cost of treatment is always a barrier to someone seeking treatment for aches and pains. Unfortunately this can mean that sufferers wait longer, until the symptoms become intolerable, before seeking treatment. Typically the longer a person suffers for, the longer it takes to recover.  read more