Did you know that 15% of employee work absences are associated with back pain and according to the British Medical Journal, 32% of those are absences for up to a month and more? That's a whole lot of pain on your bottom line.
When not properly managed, employee absenteeism can become a threat to your business, with frequent, unscheduled and long-term absence affecting productivity, service deliver and the overall morale of the staff. Musculoskeletal conditions contribute to the £100 billion a year that the UK economy loses due to sickness absence.
‘Lower back pain is the leading cause of workplace disability in the UK and a staggering 12 m working days are lost due to back pain every year in the UK’
BritishChiropractic Association (BCA)
At The Core was established with one ambition - to help keep people moving long in to later life. Specialising in arthritis, back and joint pain and tissue healing, At The Core clinics have a unique physiotherapy adjunct that helps patients mitigate and overcome back pain, allowing them to return to work more quickly.
MBST® therapy promotes tissue and bone healing by exciting cells at a molecular level, encouraging cell proliferation. Months might pass until a bone, muscle or tendon is properly healed as cell metabolism can be slow. MBST® therapy can speed tissue healing by stimulating cells to trigger the body’s own repair process. By encouraging cell proliferation, healing time is reduced, and safe return to movement, and work, is facilitated.
With only 15 clinics across the UK offering MBST®therapy, our clinics in Bath & Primrose Hill are well placed to help local businesses support the welfare of their workforce.
Matt recently underwent a course of MBST® therapy for pain in his back associated with prolapsed discs. He had first felt pain 12 years previously but after an unsuccessful appointment with his GP had lived with pain ever since. When it started to affect his
every day life, with even small actions like getting into the car causing him acute pain he sought a non-surgical solution. After a course of MBST® therapy, he is recently back from a skiing holiday and looking forward to a game of golf.
“I can honestly say, I am pain free for the first time in many years!’
Matt Leonard, Director, Winkworth Bath
Former professional footballer turned TV pundit Franny Benali suffered range of movement and pain associated with a lower back injury. It was difficult to put his socks on some days. He says of his MBST® treatment, ‘I’ve seen a huge difference in range of movement, even during treatment and I am looking forward to the further improvements this will make to my life’
Employees are the lifeblood of every organisation and their health and wellbeing is central to the sustainable running of a business. Managers and business leaders have a duty of care to provide the support that their staff need to stay well and to carry out the terms of their engagement without detriment to health.
The BCA also found that two fifths of workers who spend much of their workday sitting find it difficult to take a break - only 6% reported that they are encouraged to do so. Sitting at a workstation for extended periods is not only a trigger for back pain, it can exacerbate an existing back condition.
Every responsible employer knows that looking after employees welfare is only is this the right thing to do, but that is makes good economic sense. Happy employees are the best ambassadors for your business, which can save employers thousands when it comes to retaining and gaining new staff.
There is excellent published material to help employers and HR teams, including the Employer Musculoskeletal WellbeingToolkit from Business in the Community in association with The Prince’s Trust
The design of their workspace both at home and at work, especially with hybrid working being commonplace in many businesses post the pandemic. The implementation of workplace accommodations, especially for those returning to work with back and musculoskeletal issues, should be an employer priority.
A culture where workers are confident to disclose that they have a chronic condition means that employers can support their staff and cultivate a happy and productive workforce. Giving staff access to flexible working hours or assistive technologies might save them thousands in staff recruitment costs in the future.
Our experienced team of physios, chiropractors and PT’s At The Core can support employers to put in place a programme that encourages good musculoskeletal health in the workplace. Along with MBST® therapy, our clinics have a range of services and therapies that are designed to help patients stay mobile and lead a healthy and active life. You can read more alleviating neck and back pain here.
Call us to find out how we can help individual members of your team find relief from back pain and return to work. It might alleviate pain on your bottom lin