2 Jonathan Daniel BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) MCSP Director FitBack For LifeJonathan DanielBSc (Hons) BA (Hons) MCSPDirector
3 How much is back pain costing your business each year? What are you doing to help reduce the occurrence of back pain amongst your employees?
4 Back PainMost of us will suffer from back pain at some point in our lives to varying degrees.Major cause of sickness absence from workApprox 4.5 million days per year lost in UK (HSE 2006)Approx £335 million lost by employers(HSE 2006)Can affect all aspects of your life.SportsHobbiesSocial life
5 Common Causes Of Back Pain Muscular/ligament strainsSlipped discs (disc bulges)Sciatica (buttock and leg pain)Arthritis
6 Back Pain In The Workplace LiftingBendingTwistingStoopingPoor Posture (driving, PC`s)Prolonged Seated Position (driving)Whole Body Vibrations (Driving HGV`s)
7 Importance Of A Healthy Back Important to condition your back to your working environment.Keep your back mobile and flexibleImportant to strengthen your backA fit back for your job
8 FitBack For Life Back pain prevention class Incorporating education and exercises to prevent the occurrence of back pain amongst your employeesA fun, low cost, highly effective initiative
9 Aims Of FitBack Classes Condition and strengthen the low backImprove flexibilityReduce low back painReduce morning stiffnessReduce the occurrence of low back pain
10 Gym Ball Exercises Ideal to mobilize, stretch & strengthen your back Offers support whilst exercisingAllows muscles and joints to be stretched in all directions safely & comfortablyUnstable surface challenges core muscles of the spine
11 Benefits Of FitBack Classes Prevention of back painA healthier, more flexible backA fitter, stronger backReduced stiffnessSelf managementLess time off workImproved well-being and quality of life
12 FitBack as a “Health & Wellbeing” Initiative Can be run as part of “back pain awareness” daysLow cost (investment per employee!)- can be claimed through some medical insurance policiesRun onsite (minimal work disruption)Effective for all- preventionEducates employees into back careFun- different from other initiativesClinically proven exercises
13 How does it work? A one off class (1 hour) Up to 10 employees per classRun onsite in suitable venueShort presentation on back pain in the workplace.Demonstration and instruction of clinically proven exercises to mobilise, stretch and strengthen the lower back.Attendees receive a gym ball and exercise cards to take home.Attendees receive certificates of attendance
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