The Role Of A Chiropractor In The Workplace & Workplace Safety

Savings worth several hundred thousand dollars can be achieved by hiring a chiropractic practitioner to help out your company or firm. Chiropractic practice is really beneficial at the workplace and achieves workplace safety and productivity. Many top companies hire chiropractors for this reason.

How Chiropractic Care Helps Improve Workplace Safety?

As much as 70% of all workplace related injuries affect the musculoskeletal system. 90% of the compensation paid by a company to a worker relates to injuries caused in the musculoskeletal system. In any profession that involves driving trucks and other vehicles, repetitive manufacturing tasks, a damaged musculoskeletal system is an occupational hazard. Even those working on a desktop computer for hours, as well as nurses and health care officials also suffer from it.

On-site chiropractic practitioners at the workplace provide structural care, study the soundness of the ergonomics and give excellent advice to the employees on following the right lifestyle and nutrition. They also provide on-the-spot DOT screenings as well as physical exams for the employees, effectively saving hundreds of thousands of dollars as the workers remain healthy and productive and there are less man hours lost due to injury or sickness.

Chiropractors are responsible for providing high quality preventive care, which means employees work instead of staying at home because of an injury. This means that the employees work harder, work longer hours, don’t miss out and are more productive. Their contribution to the company is also significantly higher. In this way, the profitability of the company is also affected, but in a very good way.

How Chiropractors Can Help With Wellness At The Workplace?

Chiropractors can do many things to improve wellness at the workplace.

  1. They could advise a group of workers on healthy diet and regular exercise. Teach them a few standard exercises to be practiced every day. They could start a weight loss contest between the employees and inspire them to get healthy with regular exercise and a healthy diet. They should also keep track of the employees’ health information.
  1. Chiropractors should provide on-site massages to employees that helps to decrease their workplace stress. Each massage may take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes and should be done once or twice a week, just after work. The massage may be done with the employee in a sitting position, with all clothes on. Indeed, many software companies provide this service as software developers spend 10 to 12 hours on their computer every day and suffer from severe pain in the back, neck and shoulders. Some may even have migraines or headaches. The chiropractor works on shoulders, upper back and neck, and gives the employees a great sense of relief from their pain. There is no better way to relieve stress than a good massage done by a chiropractor. The employees feel relieved, refreshed and rejuvenated.
  1. A chiropractor could also hold a seminar at the company and advice the employees on following the right posture at work. Many workplace injuries are a result of not having the right posture or not keeping the back straight. Also, a chiropractor looks at the chairs and desks and offers advice on only choosing those that are ergonomically correct.

In Conclusion

Chiropractic care can really help a company with its bottom line because it helps to improve the health and general wellbeing of employees. Healthy employees mean happier employees, which in turn means more hardworking and more engaged employees, who perform better at work. Naturally, this means higher profits, because a company is all about its employees. If the employees are happy and do well, the company does well.

By |2018-02-14T08:36:40+00:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Farokh Zavosh, DC is a chiropractor practicing in Downtown Vancouver since 2001 helping Vancouverites to stay physically fit, healthy and pain free. Dr Zavosh is a Certified Activator Method chiropractor in addition to family chiropractic. He is a Palmer College of Chiropractic-West graduate.

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