Workplace injuries are costly to everyone. Business productivity diminishes, employees are unhappy and in pain and moral can suffer. 40% of workplace injuries are musculoskeletal in nature. And we can help reduce them in your place of work.
What are the statistics?
- Per hour worked, male employees experienced a rate of serious injury or disease 30% higher than female employees.
- Incidence rates of serious workers’ compensation claims increase with employee age.
- The highest occupation incidence rates were recorded by Labourers & related workers, over double the rate for all occupations.
- The highest industry incidence rates were recorded by the Transport & storage, Agriculture, forestry & fishing and Manufacturing industries.
- A typical serious workers’ compensation claim involves four weeks absence from work. • One-quarter of serious claims required 12 or more weeks off work.
- One in five serious claims involved an injury to the back
Chiropractors are spine care experts. What this means is that we can contribute to your business by interacting with employees in work, keeping them in work, more productive. This equates to fewer workplace claims and a happier environment.
Some ways we can help prevent injury are with workplace talks. Manual handling procedures are useful starting points, but there are also simple stretches and some manual therapy techniques that can help alleviate pain in the early stages of an injury.. Furthermore, contrary to popular opinion, an early return to work is healthy and associated with faster rates of recovery. Please contact us to discuss how we can arrange a talk at your workplace.
If your place of work is an office, you can check out our blog on office stretches you can do at your desk.
Dr. Matt Bulman is a chiropractor at Sports N Spine. He is very up-to-date in recent developments in musculoskeletal medicine, and has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, headache and sports injuries.
He has a special interest in Rock Climbing injuries, and has provided Sports Chiropractic Australia with support at local bouldering and climbing events. He has also presented safety workshops at the Australian Climbing Festival, and most rock climbing gyms in the Sydney area. He regularly provides safe landing workshops at 9 Degrees bouldering gym on the first and third Thursday of the month. Here, he can also be approached for climbing related injury management advice.
Dr. Bulman is currently beginning the background and data collection on epidemiology of rock climbing injuries with the aim of improving the sports' safety.
Another interest of Dr. Bulman's is running injury management and prevention. He is the founder of The Runner's Clinic.
At the runner's clinic, we focus on running specific injury treatment. We also have the skills and background in coaching to help develop a safer running technique, as well as running plans. Dr. Bulman is an avid runner and has completed the Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Melbourne and Canberra marathons.
Each month, we offer Enhance Running Technique workshops. These are 90 minute workshops with before and after video, exercises, updates on footwear and tips on improving your running technique to run more efficiently and safely.
We work with many different athletes and are always looking to expand our portfolio of sports. Some sports we have worked with are Beach Volleyball, Runners, Climbers, Football (soccer players), AFL, Yoga and Trapeze and Circus.
While promoting healthy movement is our primary aim, we also spend a great deal of time presenting to and treating office workers, tradies and warehouse workers.
Our current interest is teaching simple movements and stretches at work to decrease workplace tension, injury and absenteeism.