The annual cost to the Australian economy of lost productivity through absenteeism is $33 billion, with a total of 92 million working days being lost through unexpected absences. Some of the most commonly cited reasons for absenteeism include illness (colds, flu, gastro), headaches, stress, anxiety and depression.
In the UK, it is estimated that back pain is responsible for 12.5% of all work absence. Over in the USA, studies have shown that workers with back pain are absent an average of 4 days more each year than those without back pain. In addition, employees that are distracted by discomfort are less focused and productive.
Poor workplace ergonomics can lead to a variety of health concerns, including back and neck pain, respiratory problems and depression. The American Posture Institute indicates that poor workplace ergonomics accounts for 34% of all lost work-day injuries and illnesses.
Addressing absenteeism using Bowen Therapy
Body Dynamics can assist with improving overall wellbeing in the workplace by offering on-site consultations and Bowen Therapy treatments as well as ergonomic advice with the aim of reducing absenteeism and improving productivity.
- Restoring biomechanical function throughout the body
- Restoring structural integrity of the musculoskeletal system
- Increased mobility to the body
- Resolving pain and discomfort
- Stress management
- Immune system support
In addition to addressing health concerns, including Bowen Therapy in the working environment helps create awareness around the importance of maintaining overall health and body awareness. This leads to positive changes in behaviour, which is ultimately reflected in reduced absenteeism and improved productivity.
Corporate Wellness Days
Body Dynamics will tailor an on-site Corporate Wellness day to suit your requirements.
Typically, a therapist will arrive on-site and set up a treatment bed in a quiet part of the office, such as a meeting room. A simple booking system is established to allow employees to book a 30-minute time slot, during which they will receive a consultation and Bowen Therapy treatment in a similar manner to an in-clinic treatment (refer to What to expect in a treatment for more information).
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