Who is the Workplace Athlete?
Athletes excel by practicing correct techniques in order to boost performance and avoid injuries. Even beyond that, to relieve their bodies of the stress collected throughout the day, they receive chiropractic or massage therapy to remove any tension and be game ready for the next day. Pinnacle believes that employees are no different and, if provided the right education and treatment, can prevent injuries, boost productivity and keep high WSIB costs down.
The truth about the Workplace Athlete
At Pinnacle, we differentiate ourselves by understanding the issues surrounding the modern Workplace Athlete both at work and at home. The reality is that employees may walk out of the office at 5:00pm each day, but it doesn't eliminate other opportunities to get injured - have you ever picked up a toddler and felt a sharp pain in your back? That means whatever is happening after work hours is still impacting your organization's productivity levels.
The Pinnacle Way acts as a preventative measure by providing on-site services that will help reduce and treat work and non-work related injuries.
What is your organization doing to protect the Workplace Athlete's "at home" health?
For organizations, what is important to know?
Only 20% of injuries occur at work and the rest happen while doing household chores or exercising, for example.
Falls and overexertion are the most common ways workers are injured between ages 20 and 64.
(Overexertion is usually caused by repetitive motion, such as typing, lifting heavy objects, or working in an awkward position)
Sprains and strains is the most common type of injury amongst Canadians of all ages. This is part of an injury umbrella called Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD).
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and impact on your profitability
Musculoskeletal disorder (MSD): an umbrella of strain and sprain injuries - low back pain, muscle strain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder myalgia
Direct and indirect costs are conservatively estimated to be $19 billion from 1996-2006.
Up to 85% of working people can expect to experience low back pain during their lifetime, and 60% will be recurring pain
MSDs represent over of all lost time compensation claims in Ontario, and make up over of all WSIB costs