According to the Health & Safety Executive, in 2014/15
9.9 million days were lost due to Stress, Depression or Anxiety
9.5 million days were lost due to Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
Sufferers on average took:
23 days off for Stress, Depression or Anxiety
17 days off due to Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)
As a Musculoskeletal Specialist trained in Computer Ergonomics (DSE Assessor), I am able to solve musculoskeletal aches and pains quickly and effectively by simply changing the way the user sits at their computer. Too often, DSE Assessments are carried as a ‘tick box’ service, which is unhelpful at best and dangerous at worst. Instead, I observe the user and then fit the computer to the user and not the other way around. For most sufferers, this is all that is needed, but to consolidate their improvement, I also provide the following:
- Tools to keep their bodies in alignment
- Education on how to use the body correctly
- Simple exercises to strengthen core muscles
- Strategies to develop healthy working routines
When sufferers consult healthcare providers for their MSD, they simply carry out the hands-on treatment and ignore the points above, which only serves to keep the sufferer in a cycle of dependency.
When the DSE Assessment has been carried out correctly and these additional strategies are in place, the sufferer recovers quickly, so reducing the number of sessions with their healthcare provider….and your company’s Private Insurance bill.
Stress, Depression and Anxiety
The deep connection between emotional pain and physical pain is undeniable as I explain in the FiXme Way. Dealing with one and leaving the other unattended is a job half done. During the Consultancy, I will review the full Wellbeing of your staff and provide tools (and therapy if required) to manage their emotional health.
FiXme can be consulted to review the employees who are claiming for MSD, Stress, Depression and Anxiety related problems and to provide a plan going forward.
The result will be
- Faster recovery for the employee
- Improved employee performance
- Reduced Private Healthcare bill
Testimonial from Alison Livings, Holistic Insurance Services
Diksha came to visit our offices because I was concerned at the complaints of musculoskeletal aches and pains I was getting from my staff; they were clearly not fully engaged with the work and I was concerned about their lowered productivity levels.
Over a two day period Diksha carried out Workstation Assessments for all my staff and also spoke to them about Stress Management. At first the staff were quite apprehensive about having someone observing them at work but Diksha very quickly put them all at ease and they soon realised that it was for their benefit that she was there. Everyone found it beneficial to talk to her about how they were using their workstations and their workloads.
The service from FixMe was excellent and the final report very comprehensive yet easy to read.
We will now be implementing many of Diksha’s suggestions and I have no hesitation in recommending this outstanding service to anyone whose staff are either suffering from aches and pains or stress related issues.