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.

The main cause for working days lost in 2013 was musculoskeletal conditions (such as back and neck pain), leading to 31 million days lost. 

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


In business your workforce is your biggest asset. Making sure they are comfortable and pain free is vital to  productivity and profits.

In business your workforce is your biggest asset 

 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. 

Another progressive action that London businesses adopt is to have an 'in-house' therapist once a week, fortnight or month. This helps the business by bringing their services and expertise to the company buildings. This means less time away from the desk/ workstation for the employee. It achieves this by reducing the journey time for a patient/ employee to reach the services that they require. 

FOR EXAMPLE- an employee of a factory in Portadown trying to visit Bannside Osteopathy for an appointment. This journey is approx. 9 miles long and would take 19 minutes- per direction. A follow up appointment lasts 30 minutes. This takes the total time away from desk to 98 minutes minimum. If that factory had a spare office room where the therapist could set up their treatment table the time away from desk would be closer to 40 minutes. 

How Bannside Osteopathy Can Help


Bannside Osteopathy Aims to help meet the needs of both employees and employers by setting up discount rates and an 'in-house' therapist relationship with local businesses.

  • Donal O'Reilly the principal osteopath at Bannside Osteopathy is registered with multiple health insurers meaning patients and employees can claim back the costs of treatment. 

  • He is prepared to set up new relationships with businesses whereby Donal can go into the workplace and provide expert musculoskeletal, hands on treatment to keep the workforce pain free.

  • Arrangements like these demonstrate to the workforce that HR and Management do care for them and helps boost staff morale as well as job satisfaction.






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